Dialups are pretty rare now, however many traditional dialups still exist.
This requires the user to use a terminal program, under a windows based system you can simply use HyperTerm
there is however several other types of communications terminal programs like Telix and Procomm Plus avialable.
This is a step back into the past, this was the beginning of
the online communities that today now exist. It was a start
and this is where it all started.
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