Just to close this post out as lessons learned FYI.
I finally got a tech at Vizio that told me of router PORT connectivity. PORT FORWARD
, PORT TRIGGERING He recommended a STATIC IP address and could not help set it up. I called NETGEAR and for a svc contract tech had me hooked up using the static IP address in about 10 mins. Works great. Lots of frustrations. Thanks to those to gave me tips. File this one away.