Ok router update is done.. But still have issues.
It was me in my cluelessness. What I thought was my pswd was my SSID: and I had a set username/pswd. When I used it the upgrade area opened up. If I am correct, the update was directly to the router, and I don't need to do that when rebuilding the computer.. Correct?
I went back to the control panel, Network & sharing center, setup a new connection, setup a new network.. then it searches for a router.
Still it never finds the router, but the router is up and connecting to the two laptops in the house, and now is up on the latest software..
So now what?