Continuing conversation with David from email:
Working to setup a system to protect network blogs with members:
#1 because I had network activated members prior to finding out about the setting in wp-config, I did go through and clean the database of all references. (yeah I'm comfortable doing that stuff)
#2 I added define( 'MEMBERSHIP_GLOBAL_TABLES', true); to the wp-config.php
#3 I then go in and network activate members plugin
#4 I want to protect blog id#4 'support'
With that out of the way, now it's just a matter of figuring out what to do next.
I will list what I am doing below just in case anyone can spot any mistakes.
I then add in a url rule
URL group support: http://screensnapr.com/v/1PAQW1.png
Options stranger settings - visitor: http://screensnapr.com/v/I0L2h8.png
Options registration/account/protected pages: http://screensnapr.com/v/dwygJV.png
Login welcome page: http://screensnapr.com/v/hDCIVN.png
Account information page: http://screensnapr.com/v/2RnRgZ.png
Membership options page used to tell people that content is protected http://screensnapr.com/v/HpcJ50.png
This is causing an infinite loop on my primary site if not logged in.