I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 and hit the brick wall trying to connect to the the internet. As seen I'm not the only one with this problem so I'm asking: can someone please take the time to write an understandable, coherent, straight-forward solution for all of us alike stuck in the same boat?

Been searching endlessly for 3 days, read all the stickies, each one with a different solution with a high level of complexity.

Thanks in advance for you time