Came home from dinner, put together our second nightstand from IKEA (yup, we went shopping today), and then, just for shits & giggles, thought I'd plug the old DSL modem up to see if it would start getting sync. And it did. Dee: "So we could be online if UPS had delivered the package?"
Decided to try letting the modem sync & try getting connection from the iBook. And it worked. Then set up the Airport, and so the laptops are online with the new DSL, hoorah! Now to speed test it... 1085/617, definitely bearable. I wonder how close to 6.0 we could've gotten had we opted to go that way.