Thanks for all the great suggestions
I figured it out on my own I think. Nothing really techie about the fix.
I just reset my router completely, and changed the router name. When the new name popped up on the list of available networks I just put in the password as you normally would when first logging on to wireless connection. Then Windows 7 had a screen that asked if I wanted to make it a public or home network etc.... I didn't choose any of them and just bypassed the screen. Rocking and rolling.