I tried Tom's PHP scraper example for HOURS. Seemed like the Xport was working but I could never get it to connect to the internet. I tried many different things, and found one problem: the Xport was wired incorrectly and kept resetting itself. After that, it still didn't work and drove me a bit mad. I finally gave up and talked to Tom, and it appears my home modem/router setup might be the problem. I hope to return to this when I get more time, to get it working.
The code I was using was straight from Tom so I definitely feel it was my setup at home. Aggravating!!