It might be worthwhile waiting for your Computer Engineer friend, who has a lot more info on the situation then you've typed for us.
> Have you installed and run the AOL configuration wizard on your neew PC correctly
> Norton Internet Security defaults automatically detects new connections and asks you for an OK. If you had said "No", then it would do exactly what you've told it.
For Broadband, you should normally set the option "never dial for an internet connection", which you obviously have set on to be able to use the dial-up modem. Did your Computer Engineer friend ask you to check that?