Ok,. I finally figured this out.
After downloading the app, I thought I had to use my PHONE CAMERA to read the QR block.
I found the answer on You tube, showing the CAM looking at the QR block that was displayed by the AP… It connected in less than 30 seconds.
The instructions in the AP are not clear about that… But once i did it, it wanted to upgrade firm ware, so its doing that now. WOW… maybe I will see this thing working today after all.