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  User Icon SirJaunty

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1/3/2007 12:54:42 PM


There is something sinister at work here, and people should complain very bloody loudly at Microsoft for as long as it takes.
I too fell for the 'Its a breeze to set up..' senario, only to find that A: it was NOT a breeze and B: The only wind you are likley to feel when setting up is a hurricane of utter disappointment.

Begging the question : Do Microsoft belive that everyone who buys their over-rated white elephant, is either proficient in all things network based and have enough disposable income to have wireless everything and superfast top of the pile internet connection, or in fact AOL doesnt exisit?!

Iam on sodding AOL silver with a twatty little BT Voyager 190 which pretends to be broadband but in fact is nothing of the sort, and consequently DOES NOT WORK!!

Thanks Gates you f..king c..t, thanks for the disappointment, the money wasted and the time spent sitting waiting for your useless Customer Support to answer the fekking phone, only to be redirected to chuffing AOL.

And all because I belived the advertising........

What happened to the halcyon days of the Sega Dreamcast...1 lead 1 phone socket and you were away.
Quake III online? No problem (apart from a bit of lag)

Gates, and all the marketing, research and design bods take note, you have overcomplicated an easy process with coporate ineptitude and, as usual, let us pay the price.

That said, does anyone actually know how to use a Netgear Wireless router in conjuction with AOL broadband silver, if so I would be so gratful it cant be imagined : )
  User Icon Stephenharvey_

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1/3/2007 2:46:34 PM


I Have A BT Voyager 100 USB Modem and am currently using aol broadband, i have tried ics many times following evrey guide i can find but with no success. I have purchased a Belkin 4-port router and this still has not brought any luck as i fail the DNS test on my connection with the Xbox. Can i use ics? What Router should i Buy?
  User Icon SirJaunty

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1/7/2007 3:50:40 PM


Succsess! AOL can go f..k, got a Netgear DG834PN (only difference between that and the G model is the blue neon ariel beacon on the top of the PN).

Well its no suprise to say that it wouldnt work with my AOL silver, no matter how many ways I tried to set it up using the DG834G installation file (available for download from their rubbish tech-support site) or read their out of date original black case xbox set up blurb.

So just before I set fire to my PC, Xbox and new Netgear Router, I phoned Netgear's tech-support helpline (UK: 08701121206) and they not only talked me through the whole process but also setting up the Xbox which, lets face it, has nothing to do with them.

So if you are pulling your hair out through lack of customer support then (if you buy the Netgear DG834PN) give them a bell. It worked for me.

The benefits? Not having to have your PC on the whole time you are online with your xbox, thusly not having it slow down your connection speed which is a welcome thing if you are just scraping Silver (lol)

Hope to see you out there for a blast on Gears of War, although my two sons seem to have hijacked my profile D'oh!



This post was last edited by SirJaunty on Sunday, January 07, 2007 at 3:52:07 PM.
  User Icon mint luke

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1/7/2007 4:49:22 PM


i just got xbox live but i dunt no were to plug it in from my xbox. help i want live!!!!!!!!!!!!!




This post was last edited by mint luke on Sunday, January 07, 2007 at 4:52:10 PM.
  User Icon mint luke

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1/7/2007 4:51:06 PM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by Stephenharvey_:
    I Have A BT Voyager 100 USB Modem and am currently using aol broadband, i have tried ics many times following evrey guide i can find but with no success. I have purchased a Belkin 4-port router and this still has not brought any luck as i fail the DNS test on my connection with the Xbox. Can i use ics? What Router should i Buy?




have u found out what router u need
  User Icon ghl

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1/8/2007 2:07:56 PM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by mint luke :
      QUOTE:

      Originally Posted by Stephenharvey_:
      I Have A BT Voyager 100 USB Modem and am currently using aol broadband, i have tried ics many times following evrey guide i can find but with no success. I have purchased a Belkin 4-port router and this still has not brought any luck as i fail the DNS test on my connection with the Xbox. Can i use ics? What Router should i Buy?




    have u found out what router u need




i have a bt voyager 105 usb modem which doesn,t seem to work. so i contacted aol and told them i wanted to cancel my broadband because i couldn't get xbox live to work. they said if they sent me the wireless router would i stay with them. i told them that i just noticed that i had been paying 17.99 month for silver and they are offering new customers silver for 14.99 month. they said i could chose to options 1- silver for 14.99 month or 2- gold for 19.99 month (gold costs 24.99 month). I finally opted for brand new wireless router (which apparrently is the one i need for live) , gold at 19.99 month and one month free internet. hopefully it will sort my live out. might be worth a try instead of buying a new router.
  User Icon 03cornman

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1/16/2007 1:31:34 PM


how do u get xbox live with alol 9.5 it keeps on saying IP adress failed.
  User Icon holty1991

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1/23/2007 1:40:22 PM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by SirJaunty:
    Succsess! AOL can go f..k, got a Netgear DG834PN (only difference between that and the G model is the blue neon ariel beacon on the top of the PN).

    Well its no suprise to say that it wouldnt work with my AOL silver, no matter how many ways I tried to set it up using the DG834G installation file (available for download from their rubbish tech-support site) or read their out of date original black case xbox set up blurb.

    So just before I set fire to my PC, Xbox and new Netgear Router, I phoned Netgear's tech-support helpline (UK: 08701121206) and they not only talked me through the whole process but also setting up the Xbox which, lets face it, has nothing to do with them.

    So if you are pulling your hair out through lack of customer support then (if you buy the Netgear DG834PN) give them a bell. It worked for me.

    The benefits? Not having to have your PC on the whole time you are online with your xbox, thusly not having it slow down your connection speed which is a welcome thing if you are just scraping Silver (lol)

    Hope to see you out there for a blast on Gears of War, although my two sons seem to have hijacked my profile D'oh!





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jeromeholt
  User Icon holty1991

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1/23/2007 1:41:38 PM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by holty1991:
      QUOTE:

      Originally Posted by SirJaunty:
      Succsess! AOL can go f..k, got a Netgear DG834PN (only difference between that and the G model is the blue neon ariel beacon on the top of the PN).

      Well its no suprise to say that it wouldnt work with my AOL silver, no matter how many ways I tried to set it up using the DG834G installation file (available for download from their rubbish tech-support site) or read their out of date original black case xbox set up blurb.

      So just before I set fire to my PC, Xbox and new Netgear Router, I phoned Netgear's tech-support helpline (UK: 08701121206) and they not only talked me through the whole process but also setting up the Xbox which, lets face it, has nothing to do with them.

      So if you are pulling your hair out through lack of customer support then (if you buy the Netgear DG834PN) give them a bell. It worked for me.

      The benefits? Not having to have your PC on the whole time you are online with your xbox, thusly not having it slow down your connection speed which is a welcome thing if you are just scraping Silver (lol)

      Hope to see you out there for a blast on Gears of War, although my two sons seem to have hijacked my profile D'oh!







hi m8 i 2 av a netgear not quite sure wat model it is anyway it stil says the ip address has failed can u give me some help plz
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  User Icon delta1knight@aol

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4/6/2007 7:00:21 AM


Ok people im upgrading to aol platinum coz the rest of there deals are rubish and do not allow xbox live.But to do this i need to re-new my contract with them for 12 months!!! Am i beter off cutting my losses and going to bt total brband who are totaly live frendly.They even give you a free xbox 360 wireless thing for online gaming.Is aol not worth the effort and has any one got live sucsefully using the help from u guys.Thanks for reading reply asap plzz.

p.s sorry about my spelling i know its worse then aols services
  User Icon rushi

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4/21/2007 5:01:38 PM


Hi I am a current AOL user. My modem is a BT Voyager 105, USB ADSL Modem for AOL Broadband 9.0. I was going to buy a router which is both XBOX Live and AOL Broadband compatible but reading this I realize that AOL is a bunch of motherfu**ing boll*ks and i cant even fu*king change my Internet Service Provider because I'm only f*cking 13 years old! Yet these grown men at Microsoft and AOL can't do one fu*king simple thing! Does anyone know a way around the obstacles these complete wan*ers have put up for their loyal users?
  User Icon bitrock

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5/21/2007 2:28:18 PM


LOL

You guys have basically said all of my problems too!!!! How the fcuk did you manage to get a free router!?? I have just gone out and spent £80 on a netgear router and £60 on a wireless adaptor... and it still doesn't work!!!!! I followed all of the instructions but when I signed onto AOL the main page didn't load up and I couldn't go on any websites. I also tested the connection on my xbox 360 and it said the IP test failed!? WTF!? PLEASE let me know if any of you managed to sort this because it is well and truely pissing me off now! I am actually doing my exams now so I don't think it's a good idea to be getting live.... ah well. ANY help will be very very appreciated!!!! Cheers.

Oh, how long do you rekon it will take to set up??

Thanks.

BRADFORD CITY FC!
  User Icon Anonymous2604

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8/4/2007 3:20:41 PM


if you have problems with aol go therehttp://www.xboxlivetheguide.co.uk

i tried aol help, xbox help, and neither of them were any use, after a year i found this and was up in minutes xx
  User Icon TAMED2000

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8/17/2007 11:35:11 AM


IF YOU HAVE AOL 9.0 AND NEED TO GET ONLINE I TRIED THE PUTTING A SECOND INTERNET PORT IN MY PC AND TRIED THIS CRAP BUT IT WOULDN,T WORK,SO I BOUGHT A ROUTER FROM THIS PLACE IT COMES WITH SOFTWARE AND I WAS ONLINE WITHIN 5MINS,IT W@ssO SIMPLE ITS UNTRUE THE ROUTER CAME FROM PCTRADESHOP AND THE ROUTER WAS AN ADSL 5 PORT FRO £17.00 HAVE A LOOK THIS SHOULD HELP
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  User Icon TAMED2000

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8/17/2007 11:37:10 AM


    QUOTE:

    Originally Posted by TAMED2000:
    IF YOU HAVE AOL 9.0 AND NEED TO GET ONLINE I TRIED THE PUTTING A SECOND INTERNET PORT IN MY PC AND TRIED THIS CRAP BUT IT WOULDN,T WORK,SO I BOUGHT A ROUTER FROM THIS PLACE IT COMES WITH SOFTWARE AND I WAS ONLINE WITHIN 5MINS,IT W@ssO SIMPLE ITS UNTRUE THE ROUTER CAME FROM PCTRADESHOP AND THE ROUTER WAS AN ADSL 5 PORT FRO £17.00 HAVE A LOOK THIS SHOULD HELP




HERE'S THE LINK
http://www.pctradeshop.com/code/ui/main/product.aspx?catid=1&subcatid=0
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  User Icon louis1010

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10/14/2007 2:50:13 PM


question.. i test my xbox live 360 connection i have a bt voyager 105 modem and this is what i goes like,,,

network adapter wired
wireless network n/a
IP adress confirmed
DNS failed
MTU not tested yet
ICMP not tested yet
XBOX LIVE
NAT

how do i sort this DNS problem??

please help,, cheers
  User Icon Scottr69

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10/19/2007 1:22:36 PM


So you've got AOL and want to get on xbox live?

Simple solution for you right here ~~!!!!

Phone them up! Cancel your AOL account and get a new freakin ISP!
Honestly guys ive had the same problem as everyone in this forum for a year.

AoL IS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF PI****s meant to be broadband but you have to load up a stupid program and sign in to get on the internet!

You want a good ISP then go out and get Virgin.

Problem solved

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