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Casraik

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hi i have had some Pm's recently asking how this is done so here is a brief overview

i will assume you are using broadband with the bt voyager 100 modem and winxp

in your network connections , when you install the drivers bt puts it's own connection there for testing purposes (for you to make sure the line is working etc etc )

if you right click that and choose create copy , this will put a duplicate connection setting in the window , now rename that icon to be called AOL
then double click the icon you just renamed and in username you will see "bt_test_user@startup_domain"
change that to yourusername@aol.com (the @aol.com is important don't forget it )

then enter your password , click the save for me only bit , and connect :)

just load up a few pages in Internet Explorer to check it works and away you go , obviously your firewall will check at first and ask permissions etc , but just click yes :) , this worked for me , if you have any trouble feel free to contact me and i can walk you thru it on AIM if you like

Good Luck :)

this will also allow you to use ICS (internet connection sharing) it works great for me , i got the 1mb connection 2 pc's playing online games and no lag
 
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rruwalton

ISP Rep
.........and if you add cidial (a free download) configure it for AOL, stick it in your startup folder, AOL connects to the net on boot up - Great heh!
 

helper

Guest
AOL rules - no matter what they will always be highly rated by me.
 

Shaun

ULTIMATE Member
rruwalton said:
.........and if you add cidial (a free download) configure it for AOL, stick it in your startup folder, AOL connects to the net on boot up - Great heh!
When I connected to the net with a PCI ADSL modem, I used to use windows scheduled tasks to run CiDial as my computer was booting, to establish the internet connection, so it was there even before I've logged into my computer :)
 

Zer0_2003

Pro Member
Why use an extra application? Why not just drag a copy of IE to the Startup folder?
Don't forget that you'll also need to set up your mail client as well. A tip here, AOL utilises IMAP.
 
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