I'm about ready to pull my hair out over this problem.
I have 2 computers at my house, one is a dual boot with Windows XP and PCLinuxOS 2007, the other is just running PCLinuxOS 2007. I have a cable internet connection that goes through a router, and both computers are connected to the router. The problem is that I can only access the internet from the dual boot system, and only when running Windows XP, not when running Linux. I've done countless internet searches to find some way of fixing the problem, but even though the router recognizes the connection and the lights on my NIC show a valid connection I still can't access the internet. I keep going through the procedure step by step, and at the end of the procedure I get the "Congratulations" screen, but when I attempt to access a web page, nothing ever happens. Before choosing PCLinuxOS, I had tried Mandriva, and it always showed that a connection was made, but it would only receive a few packages at a time, and I could never pull up an internet page. I should tell you that I can pull up the router configuration page, so my connection to the router is good, but beyond that, I don't know. I had a very difficult time even connecting the Windows OS to the internet. I'm an American living in Israel, so I don't ever get anything accomplished when I call the Internet company due to the language barrier. I'm new to Linux, and I want to drop Windows altogether, but I just need to get past this hurdle. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.