I have aol 750k broadband. It uses a cable modem supplied by NTL. I am wondering how to network this connection. I know it is possible with NTL broadband through the same modem as i have, but AOL give no support about networking to NTL customers. Has anyone managed to network this type of connection? Any help would be appreciated. -Stu
To clarify i am on AOL gold. And when i signed up for it, because my area isn't bt broadband enabled, they said the best bet was to go through ntl. My contract is with AOL, but i use NTL cables, (co-ax i beleive) and the NTL home 120 cable modem. I still access the internet through my AOL browser and screennames. This was all organised through AOL, and they give support for everything apart from networking, even thought the hardware is capable of it.
I'm not quite sure of the way it's done but one has always been able to network with AOL just that AOL did not offer advice on how to set up. My B- in -Law had his three PC's networked through AOL three years back and it was done with a standard router. Any router will do the job.
Three years back and probably earlier than that the only stipulation was that the username you used had to be less than 8 characters in length. Now that AOL officially support networking it may be even easier.
There are quite a few AOl members of the forum and I'm sure some have networked their PC's without using AOL hardware. They will advise on seeing your thread.
even AOL organised it, but NTL actually provide service
NTL noproblem: "What can you say! It works perfect. It wasnt quite plug and play I had to register it with NTL but this can be done online and youre allowed five computers to be registered. When connecting to NTL make sure you downpower your set top box as for some reason you always have to do this when switching MAC addresses. I now have 2 laptops and a desktop machine all online and all networked (win98 & win2k)"
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