"can someone point me to a tutorial for setting up the internet connection ?
i have no idea where to get the numbers at are needed."
So you want to tell this guy about HOSTS files bw? Or how about assigning static IP outside of subnet and then can't access the web cause the unit is looking at the wrong set of addresses to pickup gateway?
Needs to pick dhcp, save it, reboot. If he's not picking up the internet then turn off whatever his access device is, cable modem, etc., router, and the unit. Turn on the cable modem, then the router, then the unit and see if that works.
E.B. White said, "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."