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    55== Q: What is Wifidog ? == 
    6   A: Wifidog is software used to create wireless hotspots. It is a next-generation alternative to [http://nocat.net/ NoCat]. 
     6  A: Wifidog is software used to create wireless hotspots. It is a next-generation alternative to [http://nocat.net/ NoCat].  For more details and history, visit the [wiki:About About WiFiDog] page. 
    77 
    88== Q: Who makes Wifidog ? == 
     
    1212  A: On the legal/licensing front, anyone can use Wifidog. It is free software released under the GPL license. 
    1313 
    14   On the practical front, we would like the answer to also be "everyone", however this would not be the truth. The main target user base of Wifidog is network administrators, hotspot administrators and hackers who "know what they're doing". Odds are that an average windows user would not benefit from, or be able to correctly setup and continually administer a Wifidog installation. 
     14  On the practical front, we would like the answer to also be "everyone", however this would not be the truth. The main target user base of Wifidog is network administrators, hotspot administrators and hackers who "know what they're doing". Odds are that an average end-user would not benefit from, or be able to correctly setup and continually administer a Wifidog installation. 
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    1616  If the software ever reaches a point of complete point-and-click ease that we feel average users can safely administer, we will update this document. 
     
    3636  The client also talks to the auth server every X minutes to update it on vital statistics including uptime, load, traffic count per client, and to let it know it's still there. 
    3737 
    38   Refer to the Wifidog Flow Diagram document for some more details. 
     38  Refer to the [wiki:doc/developer/FlowDiagram Wifidog Flow Diagram] document for some more details. 
    3939 
    4040== Q: What does it run on ? == 
     
    4747 
    4848== Q: Can I write my own auth server ? == 
    49   A: Again, we've done all the work. However our auth server at the time of this writing is not as polished as the client. Feel free to make it better or write your own from scratch. If you go with the later option you'll have to respect the same protocol the client uses for the whole system to work correctly. 
     49  A: Again, we've done all the work. However if you feel that our offering does not suite your needs and you wish to write your own server from scratch, you'll have to respect the same protocol the client uses for the whole system to work correctly. 
    5050 
    5151== Q: What does it look like ? == 
    52   A: The client is a daemon process that runs in the background. It looks like zen, chi, the ether, zilch. It has no user interface. 
     52  A: The client is a daemon process that runs in the background. It has no immediately viewable user interface as far as end-users are concerned.  It does however offer a simple command-line and web-based interface for administrators to query it's status. 
    5353 
    5454  The auth server is a web application that can be customized via templates to look however you want it to look. To check out Île Sans Fil's auth server installation see https://auth.ilesansfil.org 
    5555 
     56  For a few screenshots visit [wiki:Screenshots] 
     57 
    5658== Q: Where can I find help ? == 
    57   A: If you've read the documentation, browsed the FAQ, tested a configuration setup (try your best) and you're still experiencing issues with your setup. You can find help by posting your question to the Wifidog mailling listexternal link (make sure you search through the mailing list archiveexternal link before you do so). 
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    59   Your message should include : 
     59  A: Help is available through several real-time and non-realtime means listed at [wiki:"Contact / Support"] 
     60  
     61  If you need technical help with your WiFiDog installation, your message should include : 
    6062   * Your Wifidog client version (ipk or your own compiled version) 
    6163   * Configuration setup (wifidog.conf, please remove default config)