I've now gone ahead and installed Arch on a USB stick, as the guide describes, but I have a rather embarrasing problem. My ISP gives me 5 DYNAMIC ip-addresses, which means that when the script told me everything was ready and i should reboot, I just typed reboot, not thinking about the fact that the iConnect would probably be assigned a NEW ip-address when it booted up. (I'm connected through a 5-port gigabit switch with NO user interface or anything to see what IPs are actually in use). So now I've ended up with a rebooted iConnect (which flashing blue light, as i read it should be), but NO IDEA what IP it was )assigned, hence I cant connect to it. Is there any way or program (I'm using windows) to "scan" for what IPs are being used by my switch or something like that? (I have a shitty, cheap, switch that came free from my ISP, but its made even shittier by the fact that my ISP had completely removed the user interface options and everything like that...).
EDIT: Oh, and I can't use programs like "Advanced IP Scanner", tried that, but since every IP assigned to a computer/NAS/whatever gets an EXTERNAL IP in the range of 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199, it brought up every user that has my ISP and an IP within that range (some 170-something, then I stopped the scan...)
EDIT 2: I disconnected the Ethernet cable going between my switch and the iConnect, and put an ethernet cable from the iConnect directly to my PC. I thought it then would be assigned an 192.x.x.x-ip. I thought I was a genious, but...I can't find it anyway. Anyone know how to check like "whats connected to my ethernet port" or something like that? I have both a PC (running Win 7) and a MacBook Pro (running OS X Lion), but no Linux box. Somehow I imagine everything "network-information-about-your-system"-related is much easier on a linux box, but I'm a total newbie when it comes to linux... My only experience (until now) is a Xandros custom distro with an child-like GUI that came with the Asus eee PC 701 (the very first of the eee pc's) I bought when it came out many years ago. Come to think about it, I probably has that laying around somewhere---maby I should experiment with different linux distros (like Arch) on THAT before I get into more advanced things like installing it on my iConnect...
ANY answer would be super!