I fixed it.
I tried almost every option under the connection center. I had to pick manually connect but then instead of WEP I picked 802.1x THEN it took me to another screen where I entered the network name THEN to another screen where I entered the key.
I don't know why I couldn't just enter the network name, security type, and encryption key on the first page.
Now I have 2 wireless networks showing up, one that says local only and one that says local and internet.
Anyway, it looks like I can finally get online but no I will be away until Sunday anyway. Oh well, I guess I'll get started then.