Now because of the stupidity of the makers of the wireless router we are using
but that is currently inaccessible and since I want the arduino to use my laptop or desktop's Ethernet plug to connect to the router via wifi, would not work because of the mac address changing in-route.
I did lose the password as I made the admin password too complex for me to remember. I have considered resetting the router to factor settings, however what concerns me is that when the when time warner first set up the router. I found there were already entries in the routing table that I did not enter. What are they, I don't know. If I reset to factory settings, and those entrees are erased, I am concerned about what may happen to the internet connection. Last thing we need is paying for a tech to come to our house to fix the modem.