Figured out a straight shot at connecting to the Internet in Fedora 15. Follow these commands.
1.)****** SWITCH TO ROOT USER if you don't have privileges*******
2.) cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts
3.) rm ifcfg-XXXXX (DO NOT REMOVE THE IFCFG-LO)
-> Once in this screen, press the enter key on "Device configuration"
-> Configure your network statically. ( I did the following.)
Name: leave as default
Device: Leave as default
DESELECT "Use DHCP"
Set Static IP as 192.168.2.117 (or 192.168.1.117)
Set NetMask as 255.255.255.0
Set "Default Gateway IP" AND "Primary DNS Server" to 192.168.2.1 (or 192.168.1.1)
tab through and click "OK"
tab through on the next screen and select "Save."
tab through on the next screen and select "Save and Quit."
type ifconfig, and take notice of the information for the p13p1 section, PARTICULARLY the HWaddr!!!!
5.) Minimize the terminal
6.) In the upper left hand corner, click Applications>Other>NetworkConnections
Once the pop-up has opened, type in your MAC address in the "Device MAC Address" field. You got this information when you typed in "ifconfig" in the terminal CLICK SAVE.
In the upper left hand corner of the desktop, click Applications>Internet>Firefox.
Happy Surfing at this point.
I really hope this helps all of you trying to get through this debacle!
Jay See II