hehe, yes you are in the right forum. Sorry about that, I'll explain more thoroughly. Ok, to make your ip address permanent take a look at '/etc/network/interfaces' file. You can do this with by running the command:
You will see the lines:
# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation
# (network, broadcast and gateway are optional)
iface eth0 inet static
As you can see, I have set eth0 which is your NIC interface to static ip. Now you need an editor to make a change to this file. You have a lot of choices. For beginners, I would suggest using nano. So to edit, do this:
Just fill the x's with the numbers that correspond to your network. Then press 'ctrl x' to exit and save the settings. Afterwards, run this command to restart the network making your changes effective:
Let me know what other questions you have. This is pretty much how to set an IP address in deb.