> SLiRP is better for your first use. Let TAP installed, you can use it
> later as eth1 and fast host only access.
I also found SLiRP to work where TAP failed (in getting internet working --
I still use TAP to access the host). You should be able to use dhcp on
SLiRP, that works perfectly for me.
Are you connected to any VPNs?
Try resolving a host in windows, then pinging it in colinux with the ip.
Does that work?