aol etc

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Trevor Wright, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. My daughter lives in a basement flat.

    Her landlord says she can connect to his broadband "through a wire." I
    presume he means he will network her to his computer (he lives
    upstairs). I presume this would be through a router.

    His connection is via AOL.

    If my daughter's laptop is wired to his AOL connection through a router,
    can she then use non-AOL software (ie Internet Explorer) for the web?
    She has no AOL stuff nor any interest in it.

    Many thanks.
    Trevor Wright, Feb 16, 2008
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  2. Trevor Wright

    Clint Sharp Guest

    Yes, AOL is just an Internet connection at one level, the software is
    just 'window dressing' and isn't needed if you don't want it providing
    he uses a router. Make sure she has file sharing is turned off and a
    firewall configured to not allow connections to her machine from him.
    Clint Sharp, Feb 16, 2008
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  3. Trevor Wright

    Jon Guest


    Make sure she disables file sharing on the network connection.
    Jon, Feb 16, 2008
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