After much groaning, threats of violence and general despair, I have tonight finally got both mine and Ellen's computers talking to each other and the internet via the wireless router. Moreover, the link is secure, something that's been bugging me for days now.
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
O.K., maybe not.
Now we wait for the laptop card to be replaced so we can see if it's their card or our computer that's not being friendly. I really hope it's their card. I'd feel like a right tosser if it's our laptop.