Thanks Snec. I have a Netgear router but I'm unsure how to install it without getting enmeshed in AOL again! Also, the installation guide requires me to sign in to AOL which on my PC is not now possible, it seems.
I did not say anyone *should* but I've read on here many times lately how the AOL software is slowing up the connection for many people. My connection (without the AOL software) is faultless. Others may be just as fast with it, I don't know.
Yes I have read about the problems and I have also received an email from AOL informing me changes are going to be made.
It was rather vague and I still do not understand if I will be affected or not. I don't really understand what they are doing. realist started this thread about a new server but I didn't know they were doing this.
I don't want to tempt fate but my connection is also faultless and I intend to leave well alone.
I use the AOL browser to check my bill and communicate with them (Live) and that is about all - I didn't even know you needed their software in order to connect.
The majority of problems with connecting to AOL via their software is with usb modems, I found ,reading these forums. Bought a Netgear router/modem (ebay cheapy) a long while ago to replace the usb one and my connection is fine.
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