I changed the subnet I was using to assign addresses (i.e. my dhcp range was like 192.168.99.XXX) so when the settings are saved, the router is on now on a different subnet than the computer.
This looks like my problem! It seems that even though my localhost (127.0.0.1) works (i.e. my internet is on).. the DHCP IP range is way out of whack. (I am assuming that this range is the "subnet") Now what I have to do (and I need a little help here):
1)Figure out how to release and re-aquire my IP, as I am new and have literally no idea how to do this. It may work, even though the second suggestion sounds like my fix, and I want to try it.
2)I've downloaded the FAQ and firmware you mentioned (Sveasoft Alchemy) and I evidently have to install it when I get home. Note that I don't know how much this will help.
3)(This is the main one.) I need to figure out what my IP range is supposed to be, and then figure out how to reset this DHCP range from the router configuration that I've mentioned to before (as it's giving me errors). This will take some explaining, sorry if this seems a rather newbish question.
I love my SUSE 10, and I love my Linux, but when it comes to networking M$'s Windows makes things a lot simpler.
Thanks in advance (I hope) for the help.
(BTW, this messageboard is wonderful. LOVE the community!)