XP, LAN connection, and accessing AOL.
XP will by default activate a LAN connection between 2 computers.
1. LAN cable.
2. Routing box with AC adapter.
3. Follow the Network setup wizard to designate which of the two will have access to AOL, and which will access through the other.
This means that both have to be on to work.
4. There is another option, you can get a usb-connected external modem which will cost some $30.