FP2000: What You Need to Know if You Are Using FrontPage and AOL

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America Online (AOL) uses unique proprietary dialer software. This article describes several items you should keep in mind if you are using FrontPage with America Online's Internet software.

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NOTE: Microsoft support engineers do not troubleshoot America Online connectivity issues through an America Online dial-up connection. This article is provided for information purposes only.

You can download the latest version of America Online's Internet software by connecting to the following World Wide Web site:
If you are using FrontPage and America Online's Internet software, keep the following in mind:
  1. You must have a 32-bit version of America Online's Internet software, version 3.x or later, installed on your computer.

    NOTE: America Online does not currently publish Internet software for Microsoft Windows NT.
  2. Start America Online, and log on.
  3. Start FrontPage. You need to do this, so that you are using the TCP/IP stack that AOL uses.
  4. In the Publish dialog box, type ftp://members.aol.com//username/ (where user name is the screen name you used to log on to AOL in step 1). Make sure you use 2 "/" before the user name. You could also use ftp://members.aol.com and AOL will start you in the home directory, based on the screen name you used to log in.
  5. A prompt for user name and password should appear. Type FTP for the user name and username@aol.com for the password. Where user name is the same one entered in step 1.
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Article ID: 205403 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
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