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Draco

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I just set up a home office of 3 XP computers. They are connected to a 4 port Linksys router, and they share one printer. One computer uses AOL 9.0 with it's internal modem to get online. When I first put the computer on the network, and checked the properties for the NIC, it was not getting an IP addy from the router. The other 2 were just fine. I manually configured it as 192.168.1.3 I think, and then it could see shared folders and use the printer. The problem now is AOL will dial out, but won't connect, or it connects for a second and then drops. Also, AOL will start on it's own and try to connect. It didn't do that before. Any thoughts, other than AOL stinks.

Edited by Draco, 23 November 2005 - 07:34 PM.

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The AOL software is expecting to use that internal modem to connect to AOL with as opposed to going over the router.

Uninstall AOL 9. You don't need it. Just feed the router with your log on details to get onto AOL, plug it into the router ajd then this system should connect via the router to the internet. After you get rid of AOL it should now be able to get an IP address from the router (DHCP).
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It's a dial-up connection. I installed a router because he plans on switching to broadband cable. His main computer already had AOL on it, so I just had him plug a phone line into it and then enter his user name and password. When he does get the cable internet, I'll uninstall AOL from everything.
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It's a dial-up connection. I installed a router because he plans on switching to broadband cable. His main computer already had AOL on it, so I just had him plug a phone line into it and then enter his user name and password. When he does get the cable internet, I'll uninstall AOL from everything.


and this is why people hate AOL because it causes more grief than its worth if you try to do something that the AOL software doesn't like. Such as use a faster non-AOL connection... :tazz:
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