Why does AOL keep 'dropping out'
There's a reason why AOL is free: it's lousy. My suggestion is to go with an adult IPS like Earthlink and leave all the AOL drama behind. Yes, it will cost you, but it is well worth it.
Some of the causes that make it drop are noise interference in the line, broken cable or there is a problem with the wireless router. You can check if one of these reasons is the problem, if not, then you can call them for help.