|start with the basics -|
Have you installed network drivers ?
If you have, open up a command prompt (Start, Run, and type "cmd"). In the command prompt, type "ipconfig" without the quotation marks. What does it say is your IP address ? If it begins with 169 this means you are not being given an IP address from your router.
Your address will likely be 192.168.x.x
If it is, in the command prompt type "ping 184.108.40.206"
Do you get a response ?