Add this to your rc.netdevice file in /etc/rc.d:
# Load module for network device.
# This script is to load your modules for your ethernet or network device.
/sbin/modprobe ne io=0x300
Then make sure you have this in your rc.inet1 file, the part for DHCP:
# To use DHCP instead of a static IP, set this value to "yes":
DHCP="yes" # Use DHCP ("yes" or "no")
And make sure you have this in your rc.modules file to load the rc.netdevice file:
# First, if setup probing found a network card, there may be an 'rc.netdevice'
# file that we should run to load the network module:
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.netdevice ]; then
You could do all this by hand but its much simpler if you just type netconfig at a console or terminal as root and it should ask to set all this up with easy to do prompts, then attempt to probe your network card for what module it uses... etc.
Hope this helps though.