I have a computer running WinXP which shares its connection, and gives out IP adresses to the computers on the network via DHCP, etc.
I'd tested the connection on my XBOX, but when I install Arch Linux, I seem to be defaulted to a static IP of 192.168.0.2 and I don't have an internet connection.
I'm somewhat new to linux, and have not touched it in ages. I remember the command ifconfig, but I don't recall what to do with it.
[...]I seem to be defaulted to a static IP of 192.168.0.2 and I don't have an internet connection.
That's right, you are using a static IP there, a local one at that.
Do the following in a terminal:
Edit your "/etc/rc.conf" and make the following changes as root:
* that will get rid of that local IP you're using now and use "dhcp" instead.
Then, do the following:
You should be using "dhcp" now. You can run "ifconfig" and see that your IP has changed, more than likely matching those on Xbox or WinXP.