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CAN'T GET AOL DIAL UP CONNECTION TO WORK

Help, I just bought this computer, have gotten an aol disc, downloaded and still can't set up a connection. I keep getting error 718, and its driving me crazy, thank goodness its a short drive. Any and all hel would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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This error message normally happens because of a corrupted driver. Reinstall the driver for your modem.If you do not have cd's that came with your computer go too acer's website to download here
http://www.acerpanam.com/flex/acerdrivers/bin/drivers.html?CFID=4309542&CFTOKEN=82834010

Now if that is not the cas maybe you are incorrectly installing aol. Start up your aol. If it specifies broadband at login box change to dialup or go to setup and let aol automactically detect your modem. If problem still persists. Reinstall software when prompted make sure you select dialup. Now if you are using broadband and asking for dialup. Or go to the control panel and remove your modem driver, shut down and restart. It should put the modem back.  Any more questions post comment.

Hope this helps you

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