look. problem solved.
i input the host name and the dns servers and voila, i managed to connect to the internet!
during boot up, during verbose check ups, they asked me to input a login name and password for THE HOST NETWORK
eg. let's say i set the host to be 17campus.edu.my (not a real host btw), and during bootup, the asked me:
after inputing the user login which i registered with mandrake and it's password, it gets back to command line with that $ symbol
why did it not return to MANDRAKE? how do i return to mandrake?