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Ok, I went to the Mandrake Control Center and clicked on Network & Internet the clicked on "Connection: dummy description". After that I checked the "Use auto detection" and "Expert mode". Next it detected my settings and came up with LAN connection - ethernet card(s) detected was checked, which is correct so I clicked next, then it asks me if I have another interface and I say no because I don't. After that I have it set to obtain an IP automatically and to start at boot. Then it asks me a host name and in the box by default is "localhost.localdomain". I'm not sure if that is correct or what should be in there. The next step is the proxy configuration and I'm not sure what to do there either but on my Win machine I always leave it to check proxies automatically and then the network is restarted and I'm still not online. What to do?