Have you tried connecting the router via cable and the typing 192.168.2.1 into the IE address bar then follow instructions. I assume once connected then you can use AOL. I am not an AOL user so I'm really guessing.
Don't take what follows as Gospel because I had enough trouble and more when I first had a router.
For what it's worth then.
AOL will not help unless you have one of their netgear routers but-
Your daughter I assume has only the laptop and wants to use it anywhere within range of the router?
So can she hard wire it as a LAN connection to the router first. This will set up the router and the Laptop can later connect wirelessly.
It doesn't help that Aol have done something strange during the last year to make their customers use DialBB instead of the previous AOL.com, but you may be able to use their help "manual" to put the right figures in the right boxes.
If someone has managed to get a Belkin wireless router to work with dialbb AOL setup perhaps they could inform us in non tech language exactly how they did it. Wonder how many perfectly usable Belkin wireless routers have gone down the local tip. Even at the lowest price thats £45ish a throw. Thanks AOL.
This concerns using AOL with HOMEPLUG. They have even BOLLOXED homeplug set up if this comment from a help website is to be believed. "How do I setup AOL with HomePlug technology?
To use HomePlug with AOL you need to replace your AOL modem with an AOL compatible ADSL router. AOL uses a special way to communicate through a network so you need a certain model of router. We provide two kits FLA_AOl1/2 to enable sharing of AOL with homeplug. Note the MTU value of AOL is 1400 not 1458 as with BT. Tiscali's MTU is 1500
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