I have two PC's running XP Home and XP Media Center. Connected to internet via Netgear Ms814v2 router.My wife loves AOL so I added AOL 9.0 to the Home edition for her.From the time I set up the DSL and the network(8 months ago) my AOL service has behavied like this: AOL works fine as long as you are using AOL specific services,e.g. email ,finance,people,IM ,radio,etc. Works fine, that is, for,perhaps as much as 20 minutes. Then it freezes, even tho TASK MANAGER shows "running" . Then it crashes . I usually have it set to reboot automatically, and it does. The computer does not crash during these episodes, in fact other than the audio you may not be aware of the AOL crash if you are on an unrelated web site.
Now it turns out that AOL behaves exactly the same way on my XP Media Center desktop.No error messages are ever offered on either machine. In my various explorations I installed verision 8.0 on the Media Center machine. It behaves the same as the 9.0,except that a"Connection Was Lost" window appears after the crash.and a message is offered: "The TCP/IP virtual circuit was cancelled due to a timeout"