Thanks for the feedback guys. I do have internet if I put the ethernet cable right into the back of my computer. I had reset several times, but did not make sure it was more than 10 sec's to ensure it was a hard reset. I reconfigured, but still no dice.

It's okay, I'll go buy another used one tomorrow, as I have another errand near the storied Akihabara. I don't really want or need one that badly, but gotta keep the wife happy.

thanks again, at least I know what to do next.
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