discovered that all my internet woes are due to my router.
So I've been trying to get all the settings back to the way they were (They didn't change!!!)... reset all values, and retyped everything back in the way they're supposed to be (I wrote everything down in the back of the manuel on the blank pages) and it still isn't working properly.
So, for the time being, I have the router offline and the cable going straight to my main computer.
At least I can get online and check e-mail now... but only on this one computer.
At this time, I don't know what I'll do if I want to x-fer data from the other computer to this one.
But I'm too tired to work on it any more right now. Maybe later.