Thanks, already turned all wifi security off, and made the network name test instead of it's normal. No change. My USB stick is called WDBOOT. It was Fat32 out of the box, so never reformatted it. The WDLXTV firmware flash takes no problem. At first I wasn't even getting power to the WIFI Dongle, but after some tinkering (apparently I copied both of the driver app.bin files over for the WIFI), I got it to start giving the dongle power, but nothing more. Definitely perplexed at this point.
And no worries on the WIFI password, SSID doesn't broadcast when I'm running normal, and is also locked with WPAPSK and MAC filtering. Plus if they can actually get in my house to get the USB stick and copy my wifi password I think I've got bigger problems hahaha.