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To use internet recovery you will have to format your boot drive using disk utility ⌘r. After you have formatted the drive you will be able to boot into internet recovery ⌘^r. That will allow you to downgrade back to lion. I hope that this helps.
Hold alt and click the Wi-Fi symbol in the menu bar; in the extended menu does it list the Internet as reachable? If not, it can be a external problem or perhaps there is a secondary login required on a splash website or something.
Turns out that HBSS was preventing browsing due to not having the latest Mcaffee updates. Thanks to all who helped me through this!
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