Here is what I've done thus far that seems to be getting me somewhere:
I downloaded the missign driver (mysql-connector-odbc-3.51.12-win32.zip), installed it. The environment tab under MyOBDC now says:
I still could not connect to mysql, nor was there any information listed in WinMySQLAdmin about the database in nay of the tabs.
Next thing, I found the my.ini file in the windows directory and renamed it my.ini.old. Then I ran WinMySQL Amdmin and was prompted to set up a user and passwprd I used root with the password I want to use. And yes, now I have information about the SQL server listed in all the tabs, although the MyODBC section looks the same. Now only that, but I can;t connect to MSQL.
After a little thought, I desided to look for a my.cnf file and found I don't have one on my computer. According to mysqladmin I'm supposed to have one. Hmmm. That's my next step. Does anyone know about this file?