Some more good news. Said screw it and punched a hole through my wall and am running a direct ethernet connection now. Pretty ridiculous from Windows... It first showed me my E-net driver was out of date (from 2006). I DL the newest driver and try to install it - of course Windows says it's the latest and most up to date driver. My e-net connection isn't working due to this. I "ROLL BACK" to the earlier version and what do you know... It gives me a 2011 version instead of the 2006 version. Ridiculous. But now she runs and hopefully no rubberbanding after I get the new system set up.