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iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
Incidentally I'm running AOL Broadband with a Netgear DG632 router connected directly to my box. Also, I have no problems in Windows since changing the MTU. I'm very close to my telephone exchange (500 yards or so), and apparently this could affect the connection.
I use AOL in the UK as well and found the easiest solution was to change the MTU in my Linksys Router to 1400 to connect, it meant not having to "ifconfig" any of my boxes to connect as the router sorted it, I checked out the website for Netgear and they do make referance to the ability to do this with their routers,
"Instructions for changing MTU on other NETGEAR devices is found in the Reference Manuals." found here
not terribly helpful I know, but it solved my problem, and 2 of my friends as well.
Doubtful it's the server as your windows seems to work ok, The only trouble I've had with their servers was with their SMTP server about a month ago, it threw a wobble and acted funny for a day or so.
I did notice the result of your ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10C:FF:44:6F
inet addr:192.168.0.2 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
Indicating your MTU still = 1500?. How are you modifying /etc/network/interfaces? VI as root? or sudo?
have you tried with the = character inserted? You are typing "sudo ifconfig eth0 mtu 1400"?
Noddy i know but just checking. Is that the ifconfig result you get after you've attempted to change the mtu?