Router settings for AOL

Posted on 2011-02-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I've got a colleague at work with a problem on her laptop. Anyhoo, I've wiped it, reinstalled etc. She has a USB modem, 8 years old, AOL, and I'm struggling getting her reconnected. I haven't been to her house, so I cannot see the exact problem.
So, simple fix I thought, lend her a router and she can use a network cable.
Struggling to find if the settings in a router are any different to other ISPs.
Is AOL any different?
I've heard that the username and password are not the same as she uses to get on AOL.
Also heard router need'' after username.
Any guidance to this final hurdle? Cheers
Question by:jasonbournecia
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 35

Assisted Solution

by:Ernie Beek
Ernie Beek earned 62 total points
ID: 34914523
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

jakethecatuk earned 63 total points
ID: 34914664
in the uk, the username is normally the home phone number @ and the password is set by AOL.  this is the same username and password as used with the USB modem and Windows dial-up networking (yup - that's how AOL still do it).

give them a call (indian call centre) and tell them what you want to do and they will give you a username and password.  you will need the bill payers permission etc and the password for the account.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34915008
Thanks guys, I hope you're okay with the points split.
Two options there for username password, but we'll try it tonight.
Thanks again

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have seen some questions on problems with SSH/telnet access to Cisco routers that may occur despite the fact that from a PC connected to your LAN, Internet connectivity is in place and users can access Internet sites without any issues.  There are…
Sometimes you have to pull out old tricks to get a new firewall to work… While we were installing a new Sonicwall at a customers site we found that sites they were able to visit before were not working.  It seemed random and we could not understa…
After creating this article (, I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (, I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 14 hours left to enroll

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question