A quick look at the Mint website shows no net-install version, so I assume you are installing from a CD.
Please describe exactly where the problem occurs, error messages, etc.
<<Edit>> I mis-read your post.
You should be able to specify dhcp, let it try to connect and fail, and then move on.
The best solution is to get to someplace with a connection.....
Last edited by pixellany; 07-16-2009 at 09:35 AM.