wvdial is a utililty that create a PPP(Point to Point Protocol) connection to your ISP (Internet Service Provider). wvdial is a dialer for modem-based connection. wvdial is included in some linux distribution, wvdial is useful when your network manager is not working, the two more reasons of using wvdial is you can still use it even if your X is not working or is not installed, and how to Install wvdial and use wvdial ? You can follow my tutorial below.
Install wvdial by open your terminal and type :
$ sudo apt-get wvdial
and wait till installation progress is complete, If no package found you should update your repository first.
Before you run your wvdial, open wvdial configuration file to configure your username, password and dial number, if you don’t know what is yours, ask your ISP customer service.
Plug in your moden and check if your modem is detected or not by command lsusb.
wvdial will automatically set default configuration for your modem or you can tell wvdial to automatically create configuration file by
$ sudo wvdialconf
To change some configuration (username, password, dial number) open wvdial configuration file with this command and press enter :
$ sudo vim /etc/wvdial.conf
This is default configuration for wvdial.conf
[Dialer Defaults] Init1 = ATZ Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 Modem Type = Analog Modem Baud = 9600 New PPPD = yes Modem = /dev/ttyUSB2 ISDN = 0 ; Phone = <Target Phone Number> ; Password = <Your Password> ; Username = <Your Login Name>
Change it to this
[Dialer Defaults] Init1 = ATZ Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 Modem Type = Analog Modem Baud = 9600 New PPPD = yes Modem = /dev/ttyUSB2 (Your Modem location) ISDN = 0 Phone = *99# (Your dial number) Password = internet (Your ISP Password) Username = internet (Your ISP Username)
Save your configuration.
Last step is run your wvdial, to run your wvdial type this command :
$ sudo wvdial &
*with & (and) wvdial will run as a background progress, to stop wvdial just type kill <wvdialpid>.
*If no carrier detected try to restart your pc or plug out your modem and plug in it again.
This is screenshot if the connection is successful.
Then test your internet :), open your browser or just ping google or something else :).