[Dshield] AOL Broadband

Samantha Fetter sama at snowplow.org
Fri Dec 5 14:56:03 GMT 2003

I just setup a Linksys wireless router at my place the other day.  When I
went to the LinkSys page to get firmware updates, I noticed that it has a
special version for AOL Broadband.
SO, I belive the clients won't need anything special, because they won't
be interacting with the actual AOL modem/router.  They'll be communicating
with the LinkSys.  That's my take on it, though I don't know for sure.

I'd recommend going to the LinkSys page and checking out their information
about working with AOL for Broadband.

Good luck!

> > It does surprise me however if, as you assert, AOL requires its own
> > client to be used to mediate access to the Internet, because that would
> > seem to be very cumbersome and provide all the more reason to go
> > directly to the incumbent telco who owns the local loop as opposed to a
> > reseller such as AOL. MSN, etc. I should add that I don't have any
> > particular axe to grind for/against AOL, and though I have been a
> > customer of their portal/email service for ~10 years with good success,
> > I don't think they add much value when it comes to DSL services.
> It caught me by surprise, too. I tried connecting the DSL modem directly
> to the Linux notebook, and could not inspire a connection, but then I
> didn't configure it for PPPOE. Maybe, if I'm lucky, I can figure out
> what needs to go in the Linksys router to make the AOL connection
> invisible to non-AOL computers.

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