fedora core 2 network issues

I installed fedora core 2 about a month ago, and I am suprised to find how many network issues I am having. Every 2-3 days I need to restart the network service (/etc/init.d/network restart). I've run SuSe before without problems, so I find it hard to believe this is a hardware issue. Is FC2 just a little flaky?

I'm relying on my network being up to host webapplications, so I may have to move to another distribution soon unless I can figure out what's going on. So far, no strange error messages have shown up to tell me what may be going wrong.