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Can you use AOL on networked computers?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by puterdummy, Oct 30, 2002.

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  1. puterdummy

    puterdummy Thread Starter

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    I have one computer running xp and one running me. They are sharing disk info and communicating fine, yet I can't figure out why I can't get a Internet connection on the secondary computer (me). The me computer has no modem. And AOL said to simply download the Aol software to the me computer. Well it's still a no go. All the firewalls have been removed and still nothing. HELP!!
    I can't think of any thing else.
     
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  3. brendandonhu

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    The computer needs a modem to dial into the internet. YOu cant use dialup without a modem.
     
  4. puterdummy

    puterdummy Thread Starter

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    Yes I am aware of that. Main internet access via modem on xp computer. Can't get me computer to recognize internet connection on xp computer.
     
  5. brendandonhu

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    OK so how have you set them up for internet conncetion sharing?
     
  6. puterdummy

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    Yeah. I also spoke with AOL tech support and they said some times because the software only allows one screen name to be on-line at one time, it may not allow sharing of the connection. Any good ideas now? I am totally at a loss. :confused: Could there be a way around using the aol software on the me computer? Maybe the internet explorer? Or would you just suggest a new provider? By the way thanks!;)
     
  7. Subnet Mask

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    Don't believe that AOL dialup will allow you to configure Internet Connection Sharing to share the AOL dialup adapter. Not 100% sure though. Shame that AOL couldn't give you a straight story.
     
  8. brendandonhu

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    Use Internet Explorer to dial in insetad of the AOL browser. I haven't used it in a while but AOL 8.0 has so much junk that comes with it it probably cuts performance.
     
  9. JohnWill

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    Better yet, dump that overpriced and sluggish ISP and sign up for real Internet access!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. brendandonhu

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    Now THAT is a good idea. AOL is slow, expensive, and I heard on TV info about how they plan a certain number of people at a time to be dialing in at one point to a certain number, subtract a percent of that and use a lower number of modems on their end then needed to save money. This is supposedly why there are so many people getting kicked off, im not sure if thats completely true though.

    Look for a local ISP. In general nationals charge $20, some locals are under $12. I can't personally vouch for the service but near my house there is a billboard for provide.net access for $9.99/month.
     
  11. puterdummy

    puterdummy Thread Starter

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    Thanks! We have decided to nix the dial up all together and go for dsl. Our local phone company offered $29 for the first three months and $34 there after. They are also sending out a tech guy to make sure that our puters will share the connection! I couldn't take it any more. AOL SUCKS! You guys were a great help! Thanks so much!;)
     
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