network control panel will not accept input for nameservers


I have had my system set up from the Darwin days, which means I originally configured everything with config files in /etc. Now I am trying to use OSX 10.0 with internet connect.

The problem is that in the network control panel, I cannot enter anything for the nameservers (i can click in the box, but when i try to input text, it will not accept it; no error or anything - its like the keyboard does not work in that box). When connected, I can go to a site by entering its ip address, but not with the name.

Does anyone know how to remedy this? I probably need to edit/delete some /etc files, but am not sure which ones would repair the control panel....