View Full Version : AOL DSL and a Router
08-04-2002, 08:46 PM
Is anyone using AOL DSL service? Do you like it? Also, I would need a router. Does anyone know what makes one better than the other? They go from $60 to hundreds. I only need it to connect 2 computers so they can be online at the same time
I use a D-Link DI-704 (http://www.dlink.com/products/broadband/di704/) gateway to network and share DSL with four computers. Works great and can be found for under $89. Also provides a hardware firewall.
Just found out that it might not work with AOL. Check this D-Link FAQ (http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=914&question=General_Gateway).
08-04-2002, 09:55 PM
Sorry, not familiar with AOL dsl service.
I have been using a Linksys (http://www.linksys.com/Products/product.asp?grid=23&prid=20) router for a couple of years now, and it has worked great. It can usually be found somewhere in the $50-$70 price range.
However, I have a cable connection and I see in the post above from Reid, that the AOL service may present some problems!
Better check into that. DSL Reports (http://www.dslreports.com/) is actually a good place to look into available services and answer related questions.
(Edit)Oops, sorry Reid , I see your "link" already has a link to dsl reports ;)
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