Not much luck so far. I did the lsmod thing, it didn't say tulip anywhere. I then did modprobe tulip like you said and afterwards did lsmod again. Now it appears, so I think that bit worked!
I think the problem is I'm not really sure what settings to enter in to netconfig. This is what I am doing:
It asks me to enter a hostname. I put any old word in because according to the tutorial I'm reading it doesn't matter.
It asks me to enter a domain name. I put 'localdomain' because this is what the tutorial says to do.
It asks me if I want to set up Static IP, DHCP or loopback. I'm not sure what to put here but I've tried DHCP lots of times, because I gather if you have an adsl router, you use DHCP.
It asks me for the DHCP hostname assigned by my network provider/ISP if I have one. As far as I know I don't so I leave it blank.
It says your system is now configured to use DHCP, Click Yes to continue. I click yes.
Then it says basic network settings are accepted, configuration is complete etc. But I try ping bbc.co.uk and it says unknown hostname, I do startx and try using web browsers but they all fail so it isn't connected