Thanks for the input. Our library has an open Wifi so I will try that later.
My home Wifi is working great. I have three computers and one smart phone already using it. This morning I connected two different laptops to the home Wifi with no problems. It is only the Nook that can't get through.
Last night, when I logged into the router from one of the computers, the Nook showed up as connected to Wifi. I could ping it from the router. But it was still not getting any farther than that. I am not running any firewalls that I know of. Anybody know what port it is talking on? Maybe it is using an odd port number and that is being blocked by the router.
Next stop is the local Library to see what they can do. I will update the forum with the results.