I would really appreciate help on this.
Alright, so after searching for while on why Ubuntu wasn't connecting to the internet, someone told me that it may be the chip I had. The only information I could find out about that was that I have a Atheros GbE LAN chip. After searching this, I couldn't find anything that worked.
I'm using Ubuntu 12.10.
I am fairly new to linux, so it's quite possible a lot of the solutions don't work due to that.