Searching around on the internet, I find that others have seen these problems before me. I note there are several additional params that could be entered into WVdial that might take care of my problems. There is a "Compuserve = " param that has values of "0" and "1". Has anyone used these before to access Compuserve via WVdial? There is also a param "Stupid Mode = ", which also seems to have values of "0" or "1". Can anyone say just what constitutes "Stupid Mode"? I would contact my ISPs, but they are Linux user unfriendly, and won't be of much help.
I am sorry if these are coming up as multi-part MIME messages. They don't look that way to me when I enter them.