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AOL DSL, two computers, one linksys router, share?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Sphinx, Aug 15, 2003.

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  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Thread Starter

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    PLEASE SOME HELP ME I WOULD BE SO THANKFUL.


    OK herse the deal.;.

    I have two computers, and i have a broadband blaster dsl modem connected to my DSL service which I get through AOL.

    I have a BEFSR41 version 2 LINKSYS Etherfast Cable/DSL Router. (all update on firmware).

    Ok, here is how everythin is connected....

    My DSL MODEM is connected to a jack in the wall by an RJ cable, and is also connected to the LINKSYS router in the WAN port by a CAT-5 cable. My two computers and directly connected to the LINKSYS router, taking up 2 of the 4 available LAN ports (using CAT-5 cables). My AOL is set to sign on thrugh TCP/IP since I have a router. I can get on AOL DSL great, now heres the problem. I just finished setting up the other computers thats connected, and when I go to internet explorer i get no internet. On the router, the lights are on and it shows the connection is there.

    I want to be able to go on one computer on the internet through internet explorer, as long as the other one is signed on AOL DSL.

    I don't want it to be so that each computer has to individually sign on AOL to use internet.


    PLEASE PLEASE HELP!
     
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  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Thread Starter

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    if i didnt mention before. both comps have WIN XP PRO installed
     
  4. Rockn

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    Does AOL broadband use PPPoE for connecting to the DSL network?

    Go to AOL and type in keyword: Router and follow the instructions EXACTLY..linksys hs a webpage for using their BEFSR41v2 router
     
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    Rockn, did I ever mention your avatar gives me nightmares?
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Get rid of AOL and get a real ISP! :(
     
  7. Rockn

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    Have a bad day JW?
     
  8. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    No, I don't have AOL! :D:D
     
  9. Sphinx

    Sphinx Thread Starter

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    i was always an AOL critic, but AOL DSL is not bad at all, and I get faster speed than any other dsl service i've used, so rockwill dont talk just because you are mad at yourself for not choosing AOL!


    ps. honestly aol has a lot of crap you don't need, but the email service is great. sure its a rip off but it works great fr me!
     
  10. Rockn

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    You have used other DSL services and have settled on AOL? I can only imagine why, and basing the whole shebang on email (AOL's is featureless and proprietary) is pretty rediculous. BTW, did you get the sharing thing figured out?
     
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