If a hundred monkeys at a hundred typewriters over a hundred years could come up with Hamlet, then an end-user launching three help utilities on an Airport, a Mac, and a new DSL modem will finally connect to the Internet.
I know it's a simple concept, but I have been re-setting, re-configuring, and re-starting for over a week now. And suddenly, there it was: a web page instead of a PAGE NOT FOUND error message. I was so startled I actually made a noise.
How did I do it? Darned if I know. All I know is that I no longer have to sit on the floor of my bedroom, which is where my one telephone jack is, to use the Internet.
Next project: run new phone wire. Oh, yes. And the Dish cable that comes with my monthly condo fee.
And if I'm feeling really wild, I'll buy some sconces so I have light in my living room.