Actually, when I use Firefox with that IP I get a flickering address and nothing else - but IE does work. Don't know why - I normally use Firefox. However, some equipment is simply more IE-centric than it is friendly to Firefox. IE isn't a POS or for noobs, it's a browser that's not as good as Firefox for many uses. However, there are some applications that just don't work properly with Firefox.
At any rate, I now have the router up and functioning, and my laptop connected, but it refuses to recognize the Internet from my DSL modem. I've run the setup software a half-dozen times and it won't connect to the Internet. I think I'm going to have to try the manual setup and call my ISP for the DNS settings so that I can enter all that stuff manually.
Pain in the patoot, but I've only been working on it for four or five hours so far......hmmmph.