I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that you are actually looking at the Fedora pages stored on the hard drive (I think they are the default for Firefox). Which would make me think that you aren't really connected to the internet. If that's not what's going on, it's quite a strange situation.
(Cobain) Fedora 8 - Gigabyte GA-K8U, Sempron 64 3000+, 2 gigs ram (Kingston and Gskill), 160 gig Maxtor SATA hd, nVidia GeForce 7600 GS 512mb, Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950 USB TV stick
(Cornell) Fedora 9 - AMD Turion X2, 3 gigs ram, 250 gig hard drive, nVidia GeForce 8200