It seems there's been trend for a couple generations now where the price/performance of a new card matches the price performance of the outgoing gen's cards.
So, not only are "tiers" getting more expensive, but so are the $/frame.
In short, today's $400 video card isn't blowing the doors off a...
what browser? have you tried another?
bring up a command prompt and "telnet IPADDR 80" (install telnet client if necessary). Does that connect to your end device? Replace port 80 with 443 if device is https enabled