Two things then. AOL helpline are notoriously unco-operative about wireless unless you buy a router from them. They may even tell you that you need to upgrade to a more expensive service for their wireless connection. They actually mean they won`t give you support unless you do. No matter you will get all the help you need here.
I have set up three AOL connections with this router click here You can use the "collect from store" facility to reserve this router from your local store. I used to save about £20 everytime I bought one this way but the instore price has been dropped by £10 and the collect from store price has risen by about £5 - still a saving though.
This bundle comes with a USB wireless adapter that will cost you £30 if bought seperately and you can use it on any computer with a USB port to give it wireless connectivity. It has a good quality extension lead and base cradle that means you can locate the "transmitter" in the best position for the signal and still see the reassuring LED`s flashing. I position mine on a shelf above the computer.
There are plenty of other routers around. Have a look at the offers on Netgear and Linksys.
Setup is easy but there are a couple of tricks. Your user name and password have to be in the format [email protected] and the MTU setting of the router set at 1400 (I think) - we`ll sort that out when you`ve had a good look around.