|johnr, you are exactly right! I got another card and did exactly that, took the old one out, rebooted and the astericks were there, although I did install the new card, but after I took the old one out and rebooted, however even with the new card there was no luck :(|
I bought a new modem and still the same issues,
I do thank you for all your help and ideas!
The bright side of this is it can be a good project for me :)
Again Thank you VERY much!!!