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FreeOS.com: Getting on the net with WvDial

Oct 14, 2000, 15:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sarup)

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"Getting on to the Internet meant working with chat scripts and debugging them when things went wrong. Not very newbie friendly. WvDial is easy to setup and a lot easier to use too."

"If you wanted to get on to the net with Linux then you had to write scripts and mess around with various files and options there. WvDial is the answer to all all your connection problems. Connecting with WvDial is a short and pleasant process. WvDial is an intelligent dialer so you don't have to waste your time debugging chat scripts for various ISPs. If like me, you are on more than one ISP, then you will appreciate this feature."

"In typical Linux fashion, it is a command line program but in atypical fashion, it is rather user-friendly. With WvDial, I was on to the Internet in 5 mins. No scripts. The username, password and phone number are all you need."

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