Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

2 Answers

AOL broadband connection

I have a netgear router DG834G which connects my laptop and desktop to aol broadband.
Both worked great but now my desk top will not connect from the AOL sign on screen. I can still go online with internet explorer. Switched off my firewall but still cannot connect on AOL..
I an 75 years old and had a stroke a few years back so my short term memory is useless and I easily get confused so I may be slow returning any communication
Regards
Wyn

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • llwyncrai Aug 18, 2008

    I need to sign on to aol but each time I sign on by the desktop computer I am dissconnected again. I can sign on to aol on my laptop wireless connection

  • llwyncrai Aug 18, 2008

    Thank you for trying. I realise that I cannot use the internet on AOL Broadband with the same screename on my laptop and desktop at the same time. My desk top will not sign on when the laptop is even switched off !

    I have deleted all the aol system on my desktop and then re installed a fresh copy of AOL VR9. I have then installed a new Thompson broadband router and the trouble is still there i.e;

    The wireless connection will allow me to sign on but the desktop keeps showing a failed connection returning to show the sign on screen each time.

    I've run anti virus progs but no virus is founf . I have switched off my firewall but I still can't sign on.

    regards

    Wyn

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    wont conect

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

The answer is very simple ... Uninstall the AOL browser, you do not need it to connect to the internet, AOL's browser, as I have discovered chokes your bandwidth and slows down your PC. I would strongly recommend using something like Firefox (you can add the AOL toolbar if needed). I removed AOL's browser over a year ago and have not had a single problem, bespite the fact that AOL insist I must have it installed on my PC ... Absolute rubbish.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,961 Answers

When using a router, you dont have to click an icon to connect to the net, when you open internet explorer the router is already on line awaiting you to connect to the router, in otherwords, there is no need to dial up AOL, as routers are always online, unless of course you tuen it off.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

  • andrew pester
    andrew pester Aug 18, 2008

    it sounds as if you're trying to sign on twice, if your laptop is wireless then you are using a wireless router connected to a modem or inbuilt one, in which case its online whenever you click IE, so when a modem is online you can't go online twice, you should already be on, it maybe the way you have setup internet sharing

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

On completion of installing an aol broadband router,the PC does not detect modem router


use ethernet rather than USB, if ethernet is used, no drivers or installation is needed, and it will be a faster and more reliable connection...
if you are using ethernet, no need to install.

Oct 09, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Unable to connect to AOL 9. from lap top to main comp.WIRELESS LINK UNSTABLE LINKING WITH aDDON gWAR 3000 AND Llonyddfa. Am using rouiter supplied to up date preent service model no DSL2640R. Have lost...


you need to log on to aol on the main computer first..the one with the router hooked up to it..then you can get on aol through the laptop

Nov 15, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

After aol main computer went down they told me to reoncifugre the router i dont know how to do this and as i dont have a home fone line i cnt ring them any help please?


First thing to do is try to connect to the Internet without AOL then sign on to AOL using the broadband connection. When Internet Explorer is open, even without a connection, go to Tools>Internet Options>Connections and check the 'Never Dial a Connection', Click on Advanced and check the 'Automatically Detect Settings' check box. If you are not connecting to the Internet then turn off or unplug the power to the modem, turn it back on and wait 2 minutes. If you don't connect then do the same with the router power. If you still haven't connected using just Internet Explorer, NOT AOL, then talk to your router directly:) Do this by Start>Run>type http://192.168.1.1 (Linksys) or http://192.168.10.1 (Motorola). A logon screen appears. User Name is the manufacturer's name and 'admin' is the password. A web page or dashboard will appear. For a cable modem select DHCP. For DSL select PPPoE. Static addresses can also be entered if you know what they are but probably not. When you see ip addresses listed open Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome or whatever browser flavor you like EXCEPT AOL. Once connected to the Internet then go to AOL. More specifics on your broadband service and hardware makes will get you more specific help if you need. Happy surfing!

Oct 15, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I have recently moved house from a virgin broadband connection taking my router and lap top with me. My new home has existing virgin broadband. Having plugged everything in as should be my laptop finds the...


Try reseating te broadband connection to the router.

It soundslike your router works if it connects to your laptop with a great signal. But its not sending any information through.

Try reseating. if it does not work. you might need to do a fresh reinstall of the router. Usually the broadband connections attach itself to a mac address of a network card. If you recently put a new router the network cards MAC address is different and it might not send signals through. like for me for cable i have the same issue.

Try this let me know how it does. If any problems please let me know.

I hope this helps
Please Rate.

Sep 18, 2008 | Belkin PC Desktops

1 Answer

Need to connect router to deck top.comp.


This might work for you. Now to go in and configure the router thats something totally different.
To physically install the router
Step 1: Connect the power adapter Connect the power adapter to the router and plug it into an electrical outlet not controlled by a wall switch.
Step 2: Connect the router to the computer Disconnect the ethernet cable that is connecting the broadband modem to the network adapter in the computer. Connect the ethernet adapter in the computer to one of the LAN ports on the router.
Step 3: Connect the router to the modem Connect the ethernet port on your broadband modem to the WAN port on the router.
Step 4: Check link lights and connections
Check the front of the router to make sure the Power, WAN and LAN1 lights are on.

Jun 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

6-29-2008 I have a Maxtor One Touch 4 Mini that I use to back up files on my desk top and also want to use it to transfer the same files back and forth with my laptop. Both the Desk Top and the Lap...


After following the on-line instructions I replaced the USB cable that came with the Maxtor with a difrent one and now the drive works as it should. I do not know what the problem is with the original USB cable.
Thanks for the follow-up
Glenn Alford
gamafay@aol.com

Jun 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I don't like my local server....can i get total broadband connection from aol?


Hey dlowe0700,

While AOL does offer broadband services, they may not necessarily be available in all areas. For the most up-to-date coverage information, I would strongly suggest giving AOL a call at their toll-free hotline (800-973-1802) or visiting their broadband service website using the link I've provided below.

http://broadband.aol.com/broadband/getting-broadband.adp

Hope this helps you out.

Sincerely,
Aaron
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jun 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

My port magic courtesy of aol is asking for router username and password but I never got one when I bought my laptop. what can I do???


Return the machine, you can't be operating equipment you don't secure or track.

AOL questions should go to AOL and you know it. Perhaps if you know where you got the router (e.g. your telco) you would enquire after the default passwords for things they hand out, or ask your telco's broadband provisioning help section.

Just for fun, I'll tell you my hideously designed ZOOM DSL modem has a default username of "administrator" and default password of "zoomadsl". You should look up the password for the modem you have, if you are using your own router. Similarly, you might blow off anything AOL asks by clicking -cancel- whenever it bothers you (and it might work! What's AOL's business knowing that stuff, anyhow?)

May 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Re: Home Computer access to the internet


Hello Fignewton
Happy Holidays
this is a easy task, just go to add/remove programs in contro panel, and go ahead and remove the AOL 9.OVR. then all other things from AOL. eje, internet connection AOL. etc. then, reinstall the AOL 9. ONLY. depending on your internet connection, modem? wireless, cable, see if all work fine.

Dec 22, 2007 | PC Desktops

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop Logo

398 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18299 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...