thank you everyone!!! so happy to join forums that actually help. the sites helped, i read them ALL. and i guess i won't be using the GUIs, it just looked so easy... and i did get AWN to work using the commands (which i know i must become familiar with) easily. til now, i still dnt know how i got it wrong the first time, but having no feedback will not stop me anymore
just have to say (even if it sounds pathetic), this is pretty exciting for me. feel like it's been a while since i used my brain. thanks again!