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Q: Accessing the Internet via DSL... ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Accessing the Internet via DSL...
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: disturbeded-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 22 Mar 2004 17:30 PST
Expires: 21 Apr 2004 18:30 PDT
Question ID: 319393
AOL is my ISP. I have AOL Broadband. Is there a way to access the
internet (using exlorer) without loading AOL? Can I set up Network
Preferences or something in my PC or am I stuck with having to open
AOL and then Minimize it to use explorer? I am running Windows XP pro.
I hate the AOL interface but Like certain aspects of AOL.

Request for Question Clarification by tar_heel_v-ga on 26 Mar 2004 10:31 PST

You can use Point-to-Point over Ethernet (PPPoE) to connect.  Visit,6332885~mode=flat for a great
explanation of how to do this.  Let me know if this works for you, and
if so, I will post as an official answer.

Subject: Re: Accessing the Internet via DSL...
Answered By: tar_heel_v-ga on 29 Mar 2004 10:24 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

You, like many others, enjoy certain things about AOL, the interface
not being one of them.  Using Point-to-Point over Ethernet (PPPoE) you
can connect to yourprovider and still utilize the parts of AOL you
enjoy.  Visit,6332885~mode=flat for a great
explanation of how to do this.  


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Connect to AOL via DSL
disturbeded-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Accessing the Internet via DSL...
From: finalanswer-ga on 26 Mar 2004 10:14 PST
I haven't used AOL since probably 1.0 but I can't imagine it would be
that difficult.  Just a quick thought here but have you tried to
create a direct desktop shortcut to IE?  Yes, you would have to make
AOL the default connection preference (My Computer/Control
Panel/Network Connections) but again you should be able to sign on and
be connected without launching their inane interface . . . hope this
helps . . .
Subject: Re: Accessing the Internet via DSL...
From: disturbeded-ga on 26 Mar 2004 21:51 PST
Hello Again!

Finalanswer, thanks for the comment, but that was the first thing I
tried but due to haveing to sign on, I wasn't able to.

Tar_Heel_V,     That did it! Just what I needed. Now I am able to log
onto the internet and not use the AOL interface! Thanks SOOOO much for
that link!

~ DisturbedEd

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