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Old February 24th, 2013, 04:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend of mine has given me a BT homehub 2.0 Type B (if that helps anyone).

My partners wireless is shocking and so I thought I'd give it to her to try.

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She is on AOL. Will this work with that?

I have tried looking online but not finding any recent answers (finding answers from 2007).

Any help please. :-)

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Old February 24th, 2013, 04:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,

A friend of mine has given me a BT homehub 2.0 Type B (if that helps anyone).

My partners wireless is shocking and so I thought I'd give it to her to try.

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She is on AOL. Will this work with that?
Maybe not. A BT Homehub could be specific to BT's internet service.

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I have tried looking online but not finding any recent answers (finding answers from 2007).

Any help please. :-)
I didn't even realise AOL was still operating as an "ISP". They were always proprietary, you had to use their software to get on-line...good ol' AOL CDs.

She might want to look at changing to a regular normal real ISP, like say BT. She'll still be able to access AOL email, and other AOL content.
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Doh I was hoping to hear better news lol.. Yh I didnt even know they still exist either. They have had AOL for so long, I think they got such a good deal that they have just stuck with it and forgotten about it, but they didnt want to buy a new wireless router and I just happened to get one for nothing.

Yeah they are just connected to AOL and that's it, they don't need to use any cd or anything. So I will still give it a try and see what happens, I guess it's a case of ensuring the IP address routes to the AOL? and the username and password (for AOL if any) is corect that it routes to the AOL line perhaps?
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Yeah Home hub's are specific to BT. The usual menus for ADSL routers are not there.
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Maybe you could persuade them to switch ISP ..?

PlusNet is owned by BT, has some superb deals and comes with a pretty good WiFi router (solved all the problems I had with TalkTalk on the same line - that came with a really dire router).
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I, too thought America Online was dead and buried long, long ago, too. The only reminder of their ever having existed was the website AOL.com and their AIM client
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