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Configuring AOL Instant Messenger to work with AllegroSurf.  -  KB Article #1303

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he following steps tell you how to configure AOL Instand Messenger to use a proxy connection.

  1. Start AOL Instant Messenger.
  2. From the Sign-On screen, click on the bottom left button labeled Setup.
  3. A new settings window will appear. Click on the tab labeled Connection.
  4. Check the box labeled "Connect using proxy."
  5. Fill in your server's IP Address and Port number in the boxes labeled Host: and Port:. The default Port number for the SOCKS server installed on AllegroSurf is 1080.
  6. Select a Socks 5 protocol from the list in the Protocol box.
  7. Click on OK to accept these changes.

Your connection to AIM has been configured to use AllegroSurf.