BeagleBone Green Unable to Connect to Internet through Cloud9

I have connected my new BeagleBone Green board to my laptop and am able to run basic commands through the Cloud9 IDE, but the IDE is not able to connect to the Internet. My USB and Ethernet cables are connected to my laptop. Here are some examples of commands that are failing in the Cloud9 IDE terminal:

root@beaglebone:/var/lib/cloud9# wget
–2015-03-02 02:52:41--
Resolving (… failed: Name or service not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address `

root@beaglebone:/var/lib/cloud9# ping
connect: Network is unreachable

Is there some kind of network or proxy setting that needs done to enable access to the Internet? The Cloud9 IDE is accessible here: through my laptop.