Disclaimer: I am an amateur. I'm just an average everyday guy trying to get this to work. I apparently have a unique situation. My ethernet connection, if that is what it even is, comes out of the wall. No connection, nothing like that, it just goes into the wall, and disappears. They told me on the phone it's a LAN. I have my IP, Subnet, default gateway, and DNS numbers. When I plug the cord into my computer, using the IP4 thing, it works fine. I have to put the numbers in myself, no big deal. Then I plug my APE in, and go into the utility to try to set it up. I enter al of those numbers. But run into all kinds of problems. Vista has no probs connecting my comp up to the airport, but airport has probs getting onto the net. I have fiddled around for hours trying to enter the numbers differently, but with no luck. Can anyone help? My ISP is useless on the matter. thanks! Deltoid.