Finally, after weeks of debugging i have solved my computer issues.
Needed to get the old books out and get a refresher in networking in the end. Oh boy. Its great when you get to the bottom of the problem but i feel such a doofus for not getting it earlier.
Now perhaps with cyberspace sorted out i can get back to some woodworking.
Where does time goes these days, i reckon that Japanese earthquake sent the world spinning faster. My days no make that weeks just seem to fly by these days.