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This document explains how to use the X-Modem CE
Due to the way AOL use their own proprietary software
the set-up procedure for the X-Modem CE is different to the standard
Before installing the X-Modem, if you are not
already using AOL 9.0 or later please update your AOL software and
ensure the connection is working before going any further.
Using the existing modem connection log
on to your AOL master account and create a new AOL account.
This new account will be used to connect the modem to
To access the AOL "Create a Screen Name",
do a keyword search on
names, and select Create Screen Name. Chose a name
for this account, you may want to name the account
you create something like
- The new AOL Screen Name must have General
It is this Screen Name that actually establishes the connection (Mature
Teen, Young Teen and Kids Only Screen Names will not work).
- The password
must be 8 or less characters and must consist of letters and
numbers only (no special characters, such as ! £ ? % and spaces). The
password must also be all lowercase no
Don’t worry if you have already used
all seven of your Screen Names. You can still use one of these
but you will need to make
sure the password follows the above rules.
Now log off AOL and disconnect your existing modem.
Configure the X-Modmem
Connect the X-Modem to the computer and use a
standard web browser such as Internet Explorer (Not the AOL browser)
to configure the modem as shown in the supplied quick start guide.
In the Account details section you must fill in the AOL Screen
Name followed by @aol.com for example "[email protected]". Also
fill in the password for the screen name.
Note: you must add ‘@aol.com’ to the AOL Screen Name otherwise
the router will not connect.