Okay, I ordered a new network card for my computer back on the 20th and it arrived today. I appreciate the suggestions of possible corrections and I am aware that there could have been more damage to my main board that hasn't cropped up yet. Unfortunately, it was a matter of available money. the NIC was $4. A replacement mainboard would have been $60 or more, not to mention the possible need to replace the processor and ram.
In the mean time, having no access to the distractions that the internet provides, I was able to write up something like 5 or 6 new chapters, not to mention work out details on things I hadn't foreseen yet. The only downside is that I still have to type up those chapters and send them to my editors before I can post them.
Last detail, my internet bill came and is now past due. Any donations will be helpful. Currently I am still only using Paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org). I appreciate any help anyone can offer.