I have AOL - can i brdige ....

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firestormer

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I have AOL silver on m PC (XP) and i want t know if i set up a p2p network between my pc and my lap to will my laptop be able to access the internet?

Im considering using Wi-Fi i already have it on my laptop and i possibly going to get aadapter for the pc.

The reason i want to use P2P is that i am trying to do it on a shoe string (aprox £15 -£30)
 

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I don't think you're looking for P2P, but rather using ICS (Internet Connect Sharing) between the two. I not familiar enough with AOL to know if ICS will work with their software, but I've seen people here and elsewhere having difficulty using ICS with AOL.

HELP, any AOL users out there?
 
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Personally I hate ICS and AOL -

But I found this post -

AOL won't normally work with Windows ICS because it maxes out the number of TCP/IP bindings allowed by Windows.

To get around this, run a proxy server on your internet connected machine that is the ICS host. Then have your other machines connect to the ICS host using the proxy server.

coupled with this post -

This worked! Thanks so much for the advice! That free proxy software worked like a breeze.

1. My AOL DSL modem is installed via USB to my main computer.

2. I installed a router and hooked all the computers up to it via Ethernet (although a wireless router would work, too...and probably a switch, etc.

3. I followed the Windows instructions for Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) to share the main computer's internet connection.

4. I downloaded and installed the free proxy server software from http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/proxy.htm

5. Once the proxy software was green and working properly, I found my new IP address by going to the command prompt and typing ipconfig.

6. I followed the instructions in the Proxy software Read-Me for setting up the other computers to use a proxy server. Example: Internet Explorer...go to Tools/Internet Options...click on Connectins Tab, LAN Settings...Check the box for "Use a proxy server" and type in the IP address of the main computer with the internet connection.

7. Use the AOL DSL software to connect to the internet on all computers. Voila! It works! More than one screenname can sign on at the same time!

Yippee...I avoided buying an expensive AOL router, etc. For the first time, I got around their obnoxious restrictions on usage!

Again I don't know how accurate ANY of this is as I don't use either of these features... So try this at your own risk.
 

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I see you are in the UK so are you connnecting to AOL via broad band or dial up

if BB then a cheap router for less than £ 30 is the easiest way to do it
 

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How does he connect that USB-only modem to the broadband router?
 

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Of course, getting a real ISP and dumping AOL is another option. :)
 
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