The WvDial package contains a no-nonsense, quick and easy to use alternative to chat and pppd scripts. If you simply want to dial a modem without the fuss and hassle of chat issues, then you'll want this.
Download (HTTP): http://open.nit.ca/download/wvdial-1.54.0.tar.gz
Download (FTP): ftp://ftp.ing-steen.se/pub/unix/unsort/wvdial-1.54.0.tar.gz
Download MD5 sum: 8648c044305fc66ee33ecc55d36f8c8b
Download size: 66 KB
Estimated disk space required: 2.7 MB
Estimated build time: 0.06 SBU
Install WvDial by running the following commands:
Now, as the root user:
make PREFIX=/usr install
Perform the following two commands as the root user:
touch /etc/wvdial.conf && wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf
wvdialconf will test that you have a working modem and try to determine its exact setup. You will then need to enter your ISP's phone number, login name and password into the /etc/wvdial.conf file.
You then start wvdial with:
For more information, examine the wvdialconf, wvdial.conf and wvdial man pages. Also, have a look at the Non-Root Dial Out HOWTO if you want to give non-root users access to wvdial.
Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600