At the risk of coming across as being a "know it all" rather than "knowledgable"...
The original poster indicated that he had installed Red Hat to play around and learn Linux, and had been having difficulties getting access to the Internet using the Red Hat tools. What the poster didn't say was which version of Red Hat or what kind of system it was installed on.
Certainly going to something like Fedora or Ubuntu should give a newbie user a bit more help in finding the configuration controls.
However, I think that when the user has the new system up that the problem will remain until we can help him address his network issue. And in that case I hope that once he has settled on a distribution that he will post information such as machine, network card (or cards), and general setup over in the Networking forum so that we can try and address that issue as well.
Now, as for which distribution I use after having tried all of them and even building a custom system using Linux From Scratch... well I don't know that it's really applicable to this situation
Ranting and rambling here