How it works
One thing left
||Welcome! This little program
was designed in order to be able to stay most of the time online without
having to manually reconnect to America Online (R) after the internet
connection has been dropped.
The program was tested on a Intel Pentium III, 500MHz, WinXP, AOL7.0
machine, connected via cable (DSL). As you may download the fully
functional shareware version, you will have to check at your own risk
whether this little tool suits your needs (in that case, you are
welcomed to come back right here and to make a donation,
for more information, see below) or if you will have to look for
something different somewhere else. The author does not guarantee, that any other version
(for new versions of AOL software, new Windows versions, other platforms etc.)
this tool will be developed in the future.
Your AOL Username.
Your AOL Password.
- Save Password
The tool saves the parameters you set so that you do not have to
reenter your information each time SmartAOL V2.1 is started. As the
configuration is saved without any encoding, intruders could read
your password as plain text. It is not recommended to set this
- AOL Process Name
Usually "aol.exe" or "waol.exe".
Win2000/NT/XP users can lookup the correct value by entering the
task manager (ctrl+alt+del) and selecting AOL. Right-click mouse
button and choose "go to process".
- AOL Executable (Full Path)
Select the path to AOL's executable by clicking the
"..."-Button or enter the data manually.
- Connect To Address
Be sure to enter a valid address. You can enter an url (www.somewhere.com)
or use an ip-address (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx). You need a host that is
always up. Based on the information you enter, SmartAOL V2.1 will
try to resolve ip-address or hostname. If it fails, it will assume,
that you are not connected to the internet and will launch the
application you selected in "AOL Executable (Full
Select the interval SmartAOL V2.1 should use for checking for
You can hide SmartAOL V2.1 in the task bar. Right-click and
choose "Restore" to make it visible again.
Start the tool. You may pause and resume the process. Parameters
are updated each time you click this button.
- Kill Process
Terminate the assigned process manually. May be used to check
How it works
Extract the SmartAOL V2.1(zip)
to C:\SmartAOL\. Double-click C:\SmartAOL\SmartAOL.exe to launch the
program or create the appropriate shortcut on your desktop. If you are
going to use another path, you should apply the entry within
SmartAol.ini. The application will save the settings to the path
assigned here (it is going to create a file called "SmartAol.dat").
One thing left
If you like what you get, I'd really appreciate you to make a little
donation via Paypal. A good amount would be 20.- EUR. Just click the