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Use SFTP for read/write access to AOL member space
Authored by: stutemp1 on Jun 13, '06 09:32:14AM
If you use AOL with an AirPort base station that uses the AirPort modem to dial in (e.g. no DSL or high speed link) than you MUST still use the full AOL client to dial and authenticate to AOL.

Create a new "location" in the AOL client and choose "AirPort" as the type. Then when you launch the AOL client to connect it will link to the AirPort and dial up through the AirPort modem instead of trying to use the PowerBook built-in modem.

There is NOT a way to get the new AOL Connect dialer to pass it's information to the AirPort. AOL Connect will only dial the internal modem.

Entering your AOL login information directly into the AirPort modem configuration does not correctly pass the needed IP and DNS information, so even if it allows the modems to connect, any attempt at browsing etc. results in timeout errors. (Somebody PLEASE prove me wrong! I think I've tried every combination of settings on this and would like to find a way to get it to work.)

So those in rural areas still stuck with dial-up, you'll still need to keep the full AOL client software for wireless access until you can get high-speed. Of course, once connected via the AOL client, you can still minimize/hide it and use Safari, Apple Mail etc. (Apple Mail works great with AOL mail just use the AOL service assistant to set it up)

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