The network problem was an intermittent router, which was a real pain to figure out. A number of times I tried bypassing it to see if it was the problem, but it had apparently already messed with the computers, so it appeared that the modem was bad, or that the problem was with the ISP. Anyhow, a new router fixed everything, and it’s all running much faster than ever before. I think the old SMC router was going bad over a long period of time. Linksys stuff rocks, plug it in, turn it on, and it just works, no drivers, no settings to mess with – nice.
Alright, back to suspension design.