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Aol

#1
Does anyone know if it possible to NOT use the AOL interface to connect to AOL? I would like to just use a regular dial-up connection without all of the crap the aol interface has.

I've tried making a normal connection using the right telephone number and changing settings, but it won't connect unless I use the interface.

Thanks
 

UniSol

I'm all ears
#2
Yeah I tried that on my mates AOL account, didnt work.

Best thing you can do is throw there 130192 hours of free surftime back at em, I have about 78 AOL CDs with so many hours free etc, I just use them as mats for my cups/glasses.

AOL suck :D

/me destroys AOL with an atombomb!
 
#3
Well, I would get rid of it, but my wife likes the interface. It has the email, IM, games links, and everything in one screen. I think it's a slow clunky piece of s**t. Oh, well :(
 
#4
you can dial-in using the interface, then just minimize the interface and open internet explorer and you will be able to browse just like normal
 
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Highwind7777

Guest
#6
nono, Qumahlin meant MINIMIZE it so u dont see the weird interface...after u minimize it fire up IE or netscape and u're good to go...
 
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jamjar

Guest
#7
well if your like me i,m sick of there b-----y software i,m going adsl ..get some proper internet service ..:) :) :)
 
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Hilander

Guest
#8
Just use your normal dial up/broadband account and change your AOL plan to Bring your own access. (or something like that)
I've been doing that for a few years-kids and wifey like it, I hate it and never use it. It's not even on my computer anymore.
Which reminds me-I think I have a couple of accounts to close....all them freebee's add up after a while :rolleyes:
 
#9
try introducing her to MSN Explorer... got loads of things in there... e-mail, frav links, etc all in 1 interface... u can use any dial-up

I don't use it... think it's a heap of junk but may come in useful for something like this ;)

MdSalih
 
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avsdotcom

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#10
I am (unfortunately) with AOL and have to agree that their software is indeed s***e. But being where I am in the UK, its the best connection I can get (56K wise) without being booted every 2 hours. i like to leave my comp downloading stuff overnight and I have to say that the connection is very reliable. But I ALWAYS use internet explorer, never the AOL browser.
Damn, this just reminds how much I need ADSL. One small problem, and her name's Angela (missus), LOL. Not found an angle yet, but I'm working on it - any ideas?
 
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krisatkins

Guest
#11
NTL Cable?

If anyone is interested, you can get an always on 128 connection for £15 a month from NTL, not as fast as broadband, but as cheap as AOL and twice the speed, it's even cheaper if you buy rather than rent the cable modem
 
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avsdotcom

Guest
#12
But don'y you have to subscribe to the TV package as well ? Or is this not the case if you buy it?
 
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time-goblin

Guest
#13
Don't use AOL Broadband!!

If you want to play online games, AOL broadband is not the service 4 u!!!!! it gives u bad ping rates!!!! be warned!!:eek:
 

UniSol

I'm all ears
#14
I use manx.net homesurfer ADSL 576000kbps/288000kbps - £45 a month.

There are also others there for Analogue Line (Modem) users, bout £60 for a quater of unlimited internet access.

:rolleyes:
 
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krisatkins

Guest
#15
I find that my ping rates are as low as 100 in Quake 3 with NTL, and you do have to subscribe to their telephone service, so real cost is about £19 a month, still quite competitive, plus you can upgrade to 512k if ya like as well.
 

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