If you like to configure systems from the cli up, these links will tell you about setting up networking on Ubuntu + Archlinux.Archlinux NetworkingUbuntu Networking
(Skip that gui crap and cut straight to "Configure Network Interface Using Command-Line")
Debian Networking (Similar if not the same as the Ubuntu Networking procedure above)
I'm a bit struck that Arch and Ubuntu are completely different procedures. I know I shouldn't be, but it just goes to show why some people tend to stick with one flavor of Linux.
Labels: Archlinux, Debian, linux, networking, Ubuntu