Originally Posted by storey26
I have the correct ip address showing. 126.96.36.199
I'll infer that you got this from ifconfig, AND that it is the IP provided to you by your internet provider. If so, it is unusual (usually they use DHCP).
Beyond this, you need to respond to all
the questions and suggestions given. Otherwise it will be very hard to help you any more.
for example, can you ping Google by either of the two methods I suggested?