Thanks for replying!
I did set it up during install, but I must not have done it right. It asked for ip numbers, and because I use Verizon there are ni Linux, so I was on my own.
I went to another forum, I think it was Mandrakeusers. Someone there had asked a similar problem, and their solution was to type adsl-setup and follow the text. It worked! So I'm back in business.
I think I was getting confused between network and internet. All I want is to connect to the internet. I'm not on a Lan, which is what the Wizard kept insisting.