Yes of course
It says that codes have now expired !
You were correct in identifying my problem is with BT cabling, at present my whole BT connection has been lost (Friday afternoon) and they will repair by 16/04/14. But I have tried 2 different dongles and BT have provided me with their Wi-Fi service until cabling is fixed and I can connect to AOL 9.7 on all of these.
Unbelievable ! Things should be OK now, fingers crossed.