The "SOLUTION" I entered...was no solution.
I was deceived.
I am still suck with a Fedora-18 that will display servers, but not websites.
The error message returned by Firefox when I try to invoke a website such as www.dreamflows.com
is "Firefox cannot find the SERVER at www.dreamflows.com"
This statement is somewhat diagnostic....
Cannot find the SERVER AT (a website)
Can it be that the error of my WiFi configuration is that somehow....
When on the search-line I ask Firefox to look for a website, it tries to find a SERVER...
What, in my config. settings, is causing that?
In previous WiFi setup effots, (the AUTOMATIC config setting did not work...
I went into the setup-screens of my ROUTER to harvest IP-address, Net Mask, Gateway, DNS...etc
I entered those values in the MANUAL IPv.4 set-up screens.
Several of those combinations WOULD invoke GOOGLE but would fail to display a website.
Those settings were also not displaying www.noaa.gov
(which I was using as a TEST website address)
Finally I hit on a settings-combination (copied from a working NetBook connected to the same router I was trying to connect Fedora-18)
that WOULD invoke www.noaa.gov
I thought I HAD WON...!!!...
I guess this is because noaa.gov IS a server...??...
Anyway...effots to connect to any website returns the error-message reported above.
I feel that I am close to the solution (winning combination of manual address-entries)..
Can anyone help?