Right. Im sure we can get this going dogman
First off you could try dropping to a console and (as root) do:
It is possible that the right little program is installed to allow you to do this graphically.
If not then don't dispair.. we can enter the IP address manually like this as root: If you copy the text you can paste in a console using SHIFT+INSERT
ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0
where eth0 is your network card. You can check this is right by using ifconfig on its own you should see eth0 on the left hand side with a whole load of stuff on the other including the MAC address and other useful stuff ..
We also need to add the fabled DEFAULT GATEWAY .. this is easy enough, but i just spent about half and hour remembering how .
as root in a console type (or copy & paste)
route add default gw 192.168.1.1
At this point lets see if you can ping the router.
If you cant, and you get the permission denied then you need to go and find the firewall settings for suse and allow ICMP messages (or "ping" through) it will be that the firewall is stopping these and we didn't know about it before (im going back to my suse days here). There should be a nice page somewhere in KDE to do this but its been a while since i used it.
Now for the DNS or "nameserver" You can add this in a file called resolv.conf. Enter the text below in a console as ROOT.
If this doesn't work becasue you dont have gedit installed use
You'll probably end up with a blank screen. At the top of this file we are going to put the name server address. Enter this:
It maybe that there is a domain listed below this, this can be whatever you want it to be and is no way connected to your actual ISP and is not needed in any case.
Then save and exit the file. If you used pico you'll need to do CTRL+X and then press "Y" and then ENTER
Now, all being well you should be working.
best of luck and please post right back if there is anything you dont understand - hell ive got nothingbetter to do today ..
Oh ... there is one more thing.. im lead to belive that after a reboot it will forget the fact that you added the default gateway like we did.. now this is distro specific and im not sure where it is on suse, but there should be a file called interfaces in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ where you can add all of the above in one go.. its just good to generate it in the correct way like we did above.
as root do
there is a section (on mine at least) that looks like this:
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet static
# dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed
Yours could be different from this as mine is actually in /etc/network/interfaces.
You could check http://openskills.info/infobox.php?ID=949
note you can add the gateway here to make the changes permanent. But you'll be using 192.168.1.1 and the network is 192.168.1.0. (perhaps this would have been a quicker way to do it from the beginning but those commands you learnt will help you later on)