1) INstalled anti spy/mal ware and scanned my PC
2) Set firewalls and anti virus software to settings recommended by AOL
3) Subsequently disabled firewall and anti virus as 2) not successful.
4) Downloaded AOL recommended patch for SP2
I have also uninstalled and reinstalled AOL software ( version 8 as 9 gave me even more problems).
AOL help staff have been unable to help, even though it is their error message. They said it is most likley to be some other application getting between AOL and my PC but I have tried to eliminate all possibility of this by steps 1-3 above.
The problem is erratic and intermittent, sometimes I can stay on line for hours, but most of the time I lose the connection every few minutes.
I am surrounded by other houses with their own wireless networks - is there a chance that one of them is interfering with mine?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions