does anyone know how long AOL are going to take to fix the problem

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Found 13th Dec 2009
your most probs all aware that if your on AOL you cant access any home shopping sites. been trying to phone them all morning to see how long it going to take to get fixed but was on hold for 30 mins so put the phone down. as anyone had any sense from them?

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I'm with aol and had the same problem on all of my computers. My stepson came by today and installed google chrome and changed the dns server and now I can access those sites. He said aol are .......well I better not say what he said.

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what is a dns server and how do i change it lol ( i know before anyone says im think)

America Online.

my stepson has gone now, I dont know how to do it. Hopefully a techie will enlighten us.It took him about 5 mins to do whatever he did.

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thanks if anyonr can help that will be great

I'll point you in the right direction:

code.google.com/spe…tml

Try that. Be sure to take a note of your existing DNS (if applicable) before changing, just in case.

Here's the Windows instructions (on that webpage:

Microsoft Windows
DNS settings are specified in the TCP/IP Properties window for the selected network connection.

Example: Changing DNS server settings on Microsoft Windows Vista

Go the Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, then Manage network connections.
Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties.
To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.
Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.
Click OK.
Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.
Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.
Restart the connection you selected in step 3.
Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.
Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change. )

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I'll point you in the right … I'll point you in the right direction:http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.htmlTry that. Be sure to take a note of your existing DNS (if applicable) before changing, just in case.Here's the Windows instructions (on that webpage:Microsoft WindowsDNS settings are specified in the TCP/IP Properties window for the selected network connection. Example: Changing DNS server settings on Microsoft Windows VistaGo the Control Panel. Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, then Manage network connections. Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example: To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties. To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties. Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window. Click OK. Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference. Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. Restart the connection you selected in step 3. Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below. Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change. )



my god thats so hard

bargain buyer;7210090

my god thats so hard



Honestly, it's really really not, it takes 2 seconds, they have just listed step by step instructions for inexperienced users and to cater for all types of connection
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