So you still want to connect to AOL, using the same DSL modem but different computer?
If yes, the problem might be that AOL permits only one computer's MAC address. Some providers do that nasty thing. Have you tried disconnecting the old computer? Have you tried shutting down the computers, then the modem, waiting a minute or two and powering the modem and the new computer, in that order, slowly one after another?
I don't know AOL (other than to make fun of it
) but what do you mean the "DSL modem doesn't come up"?
When both computers are on, and
when you do Start > Run
what does it say?
Does one address start with 169. ... etc which means incomplete connection? Or are they both the same?
Don't list it here, but comparing what both computers say migh help to answer. Do they both get the same IP address from AOL