Apparently, I *think* I needed to install an extra networky-type driver from my one supplimental disc. The weird thing is that it didn't ask me for the encryption key for my network... I'm not even sure it's ON my network right now, come to think of it. Or maybe it doesn't need it since it's a wired connection and not wireless. I dunno, but I have connectivity SOMEHOW, so this makes me somewhat happy.
Now to download Firefox... stupid Internet Exploder. -_-