Here is the current configuration:
agp card in the agp slot driving the monitor
pci slots 1 - 4 empty
pci slot 5 has a pci ide hard drive
using a ps2 (not usb) mouse and keyboard
There are 2 type 1 usb slots in the back of this older machine (and 1 of them is loose)
I did an bootit image (using a pirated A drive ffrom another system).
Now, I am going to set the linksys pci card in PCI slot 4 and see what happens. If it comes up, and I can access the internet, I will do another bootit image.