Am I being naive, or just plain stupid? I have just bought a new PC with Vista installed, but I cannot get AOL VR to run on it despite (or perhaps because of!) AOL's help. I can get on the internet with Internet explorer, and read my AOL emails which get sent to my other PC. Do I really need AOL, or any other ISP? I have an idea that I can read and write emails with Google or Yahoo so why do I need an ISP?
Hi,Quiller, No, I do not have wiFi capability. I am using a netgear DG834G router on my other PC (Win ME)and this connects to my wife's PC (Win XP) in the next room wirelessly using Netgear WG111. This setup has worked well (and still does) for over 18 months. I have just bought a Vista PC which I have hooked up to the DG834G, and with this, as I have said, I can get on to the internet with Explorer, but canot get on to AOL. It always stops at step 3(Checking password) and my screennames do not appear. I have asked AOL and they agree that it is a "connectivity" problem. I have tried everything they suggest, with no success so far.
Pine Man Thank you Pine Man, but I don't think I'm being quite as stupid as you think. I know I have an account with AOL; my problem is that I cannot connect to AOL using my Vista PC. AOL VR is supposed to be the Vista Ready (VR - Geddit?) version of AOL 9.
" I have just bought a Vista PC which I have hooked up to the DG834G, and with this, as I have said, I can get on to the internet with Explorer "
You do not have to sign onto AOL with your new computer to get onto the internet. You just connect the lan cable to your new computer and you are away onto the internet. You ARE using AOL's service via the router because this is always connected to AOL.
Why not make this your home page click here and just sign on from there to access your emails.