Hi, I am trying to set up a laptop wirelessly to use an AOL service on a Dlink dsl-g604t do it all box, wireless card utility sees the dlink correct wep etc, but I cannot configure the internet access, is this an AOL thing that i am missing, not an AOL user myself. Ta Chris
You should be using WPA-PSK - wep is broken in a matter of minutes so all your friends neighbours will be getting a free connection. Try Google for how to set up AOL with the DLINK, it's been discussed many times on this group. Some of the AOL help pages also tell you.
Thanks chaps, to clarify John, I had the laptop setup & working on my own non aol network , when trying on the aol network, I am able to configure the wifi card & see the dlink responses with an 80% signal, however IE does not connect to the web , just gives the old web page not found. point being it is previously all set up to wifi fine but wont on an aol service
AOL uses PPPoE. The usual mistake is to forget to put in the full user name. It has to be something like: user: firstname.lastname@example.org passwd: xxxxxxxx The user name alone won't work. The user name has to be the master account name, not any of the subsidiary accounts.
I'm not sure if AOL authenticates by MAC address. I don't think so, but it might be useful to clone the PC's MAC address to the router, especially if switching back and forth between a PC and a router.
I'm 100 times worse than John. I don't pick at a message. I tear it apart. I'm evil, mean, nasty, demanding, arrogant, and have a very short temper. If you can ignore that, I'm also helpful, knowledgeable, and will work a problem through to the end (as time permits).
The problem is that many of the messages are lacking in the absolute minimum information necessary to supply a decent answer. Thats:
What are you trying to accomplish?
What do you have to work with? (Hardware, software, model numbers, versions, firmware, etc).
For troubleshooting, what have you done so far and what happened? Include error messages if possible.
Much of John's picking and my tearing is trying to extract this minimal information from the person with the problem. If you don't understand that, then I suggest you try asking an auto mechanic for repair advice with disclosing the maker, year, model, and symptoms. It's no different for wireless troubleshooting.