Linux network setup

I'm sure this question has been asked before but...how do i setup the network for Linux and xwindows?  Someone else installed it for me...but the network doesn't work.  So, I have no idea where to start.  References to any previous answers or web pages that would help will also be appreciated.
P.S. I'm using a Lynksys Ethernet Card - EtherPCI LAN Card II.  I just don't know how to do it
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rbrCommented:
What kind of network. Ethernet card or modem? Which modem, which card, which problems? Pls give more info.
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jaytsoAuthor Commented:
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ahoffmannCommented:
does your kernel detect a ther device?
See  /var/log/boot.msg,  there should be somthing like:

<4>Found PCnet/PCI at 0x7000, irq 11.
<4>eth0: PCnet32 at 0x7000, 00 80 5f 34 18 43 lance32_probe:  4



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laeuchliCommented:
try runing setup by typeing setup them goto configure your linux system. After you go through severl  options the menu will ask if you want to setup your network. Follow the onscreen instructions.
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