The NAT was the KEy..
After I added what looked like ETH02 (my wifi card) to the NAT everything fell into place..
so for othere would be run your zeroshell as a wifi client goers out there..
setup wifi from shell
change your password to something you can use (you will need it alot)
go through the particulars essid , encryption password all that…
then head on over to the web interface at it looked like 192.168.0.75 but I changed mine to 10.0.0.1
then specify IP address of AP as default gateway via menu [Setup]->[Router]. Also put Wireless interface of Zeroshell box into NAT list [Setup]->[Router]->[NAT].
big thanks to vmv4