Okay, I am not sure how to explain this. I have created a topic at ubuntu forums and so far no one has bothered to help me (well they have a little) and I was hoping you guys can. Here is the linux to the topic: link

It is odd because my brother has tried to help me. He took me off the wireless network then let me log in to try and see if the auto-config would work, but it didn't. Now I am at a cross road:
1. Should I just try and back up my info and just reinstall

or:

2. Figure out what in the hell is causing this to save me some grief.