I surely appreciate you guys for your quick responce. I just tried to set up a channel on my own to see if a config txt file would be created in my 3.53 WinMX program folder with the number I assigned to it and sure enough it was created. Was able to close the channel and reenter using the /loadcfg command. Problem is I cannot see the channel in the list. Refreshed some number of times. One thing leads to another. Maybe this is the problem some have with a loopback, I think that is the term, I'm not quite sure. Maybe it's this westell 6100 modem/router. I can't even do a whois on myself. Maybe related, not sure.
Appreciate your help so far.