new modem/router

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    AAAAAAArrrrggg

    Please, please help.

    my old router turned into a plastic box so i had to buy a new one.

    that was the easy bit.:Eek!:

    taken me two days to set it up and i still cant access AOL.:cry:

    Internet Explorer works fine, get on any site inc AOL thru IE but i cant access aol directly!!!!!

    i get an error message 'AOL cannot connect to the internet'

    the modem is a NETGEAR DG834GT WIRELESS ROUTER/MODEM

    been thru all the settings, both modem and AOL.

    i'm both at a loss and at the end of my teather.
     
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    twooks Read Only Funster

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    have you thought about ditching AOL - they seem to operate to their own rules and idiosyncrasies?? have known far more dissatisfied customers than satisfied
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    T'wood appear to be the same settings as mine.
    i am now sat next to the router with my laptop, instead of in the kitchen, and it still keeps dropping the connection. really pissed off with it all.:Angry:
     
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    Why worry at losing AOL. Thats the last thing I'd want to gain :D
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi Tony,

    i use IE but shirl uses aol for all her bussiness orders ect and doesnt feel confident to setup new web details, IE: new email addersses ect. i cant be arsed.:Rofl1:

    plus we get unlimited national phonecalls 24/7 for £8 a month, our old BT bills were in the region of £150 per month. :Eeek:

    and an internet service second only to semaphor:Doh:
     
  7. Tony Hunt

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    For £9 something a month with Talk talk I get free International calls as well as national and local plus free broadband. International calls can stay connected for 69 minutes then put phone down and redial for another 69 minutes and so on. America, Australia, New zealand etc etc.
     
  8. artona

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    HI
    some internet security software clashes with the connection. I had problems with my mums aol with panda security for example


    stew
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    sounds like a good deal BUT talk talk have just taken over aol i believe and at the same time everyone in this area lost the lot, broadband, phone lines ect. took 4 days to sort it out.

    they cant be any worse than aol but are they any better.

    john
     
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    We havent had any problems and its reasonably quick.
     
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    Pappa, the only way I could configure my router was to phone aol and let them talk you throgh. It took them about 20 minutes and was sorted.

    Good luck:Rofl1:
     
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    AOL set-up

    AOL is one of the hardest ISP's to set up through a router!

    There are so many different tweeks you have t make. Use this link and it will take you through all possible problems.

    Home Networking | Faqs


     
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