Being a European on a business trip to India, I am sad to say that broadband in India is the *worst* I've seen in the world... and I travel a lot.. Even in poorer countries in Africa they have better speeds. I share your woes, dear Indians. Anyway my question is.. I just checked into a hotel, that proudly displayed "broadband available on request". After making that request, a guy came into my room and pulled a RJ45 cable out of the window and asked me to install a dialer on my windows PC.. After telling him that I run Linux, the dude says there is no way I can connect.. he must install a dialer to connect. As far as I know the dialer is simply an interface for a PPPoE connection.. I tried to explain this to him but he wouldn't listen..Anyway so I'm now without Internet. After doing some research, I found that every company in India installs a dialer on your PC.. furthermore, the dialer is windows executable... how pathetic. Firstly I don't understand how they can have the audacity to install an executable on my private PC. What if it contains a virus or opens up a security hole???And this "dialer" business is too old anyway.. most good ISPs overseas do not require authentication, or even if they do, its via a web interface.Can anyone explain to me this "dialer" business?? Also can anyone tell me if there is any ISP that does not require dialers and even better, provides wifi/wimax connectivity??