ifconfig shows that I have an eth0 and that it is 'UP' which means the ethernet card should be working but it isn't.
I downloaded the correct driver from Broadcom and followed the instructions to put
the file bcm5700-8.2.18.tar.gz in a directory(I put it in /usr/broadcom) then I do the following:
tar xvzf bcm5700-8.2.18.tar.gz
The problem comes when I type insmod bcm5700.o and it tells me the device does not exist.
The other thing I noticed in ifconfig is that the ip for broadcast is similar but not identical to the default gateway that I entered in netconfig. In netconfig I entered the gateway as 188.8.131.52
And the other thing in netconfig I am unsure about is the DNS part. In Windows I know that my DNS suffix is bc.hsia.telus.net Is this what I should enter in the DNS part of netconfig?
I feeling kind of frustrated after a whole day of fiddling and still no internet in Slackware. I still have my sound and mouse to set up and it will all be easier when I can stop flipping back and forth between Windows and Slackware!