one of my friend has an ibm thinkpad.
yesterday, he installed fedora8.
he seems to be having problems with all internet related services.
when he opens firefox or yum with network cable connected, they stop responding.
when the cable is unplugged, firefox is up and responding.
the network manager seems to be working fine.
he is under a LAN which is connected to the internet.
still not able to see others on the lan.
his IP address is assigned thru dhcp.