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Problems getting AOL PC to work on wired router

I have brought someones computer home to upgrade and they use AOL.

I have connected the PC to my wired router and it says "internet connection connected".

But when i click to sign into AOL it either suggests I have a firewall problem or settings wrong OR the AOL windows open but stay BLANK WHITE and do not load anything at all.

Can anyone help please?
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so is this AOL account set up for broadband, or dial-up?
Dial-Up won't work on a router
If this computer has been place on your router and network is connected just use the IE, or similiar Internet browser. You don't need to use the AOL account.
auraorangeAuthor Commented:
I have managed to resolve the problem!

Basically, the IP configuration was set to automatic on both the laptop and desktop.  The laptop worked fine and autmatically set its IP address to  However, when I checked the desktop the IP address was showing  OK im not sure what caused this but by manually setting the IP address myself the Internet and AOL worked instantly.

Thank you

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