Here is a run down of my problem (as posted on another site)
I'm being driven ever closer to deaths door by my computers and AOL. I have been trying to network my two Win XP PCs to AOL Gold for ages but to no avail. In fact all I have seen as results of my labour is ending up with no internet at all!! I only just managed to get this back and thought I better ask for help. So far I managed to install the Voyager 205 drivers and get it recognised by XP but couldn't get online. When I tried to add the router in AOLs software it could not detect one and would not allow me to sign on. So thus far I had installed a router but could not configure it in any way shape or form and was also unable to get online. Furthermore the xxx.xxx.x.x or voyager.home page also didn't work when I tried to get that in my IE browser! I then decided to get rid of everything and reinstall my USB modem which I am using now... again!! Here is my list of what I have:
Two XP PCs
Using a BT Voyager USB ADSL Modem
Own a BT Voyager 205 Router (USB and Ethernet)
Own a Belkin Router (ethernet only)
Have miles of patch cable
Have miles of cross over cable
Since this post I have tried for over 8 hours to get it sorted. Here is a summary of my findings:
The router installs ok and is recognised. The power light is on, dsl light is on and the usb (which I need to connect to my main pc) is on. Even AOL companion in the task bar says there is a connection yet I can't modify the router so I can get online!
This is really driving me crazy. Am considering knocking a hole in the other room with the second PC and putting a new phone line in so I can buy another poo usb modem and connect that way (only when the other connection is off though).
PLEASE HELP ME!