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How to install wvdial in ubuntu – Offline

Posted by jimstech on February 9, 2010

What is Wvdial ?

WvDial (weave-dial) is a utility that helps in making modem-based connections to the Internet that is included in some important Linux distributions. WvDial is a Point-to-Point Protocol dialer: it dials a modem and starts pppd in order to connect to the Internet.When WvDial starts, it first loads its configuration from /etc/wvdial.conf(from home directory),

A  wvdial.conf file will be like this,

[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0               //Connection port u r using
Baud = 960800                      //Connection speed
Init = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ISDN = 0
Modem Type = USB Modem
Phone = #777                       // Dialling number
Username = jimstech                // username
Password = jimstech                // password
stupid mode = 1                    // setting as true

which contain basic information about the modem port, speed, and init string, along with information about your ISP, such as the phone number, your user name, and your password. Then it initializes your modem (strings are sent to the modem) and dials the server and waits for a connection (a CONNECT string from the modem). Any time after connecting, WvDial will start PPP if it sees a PPP sequence from the server or, alternatively, tries to start PPP. If all of this fails, WvDial just runs pppd(Point-to-Point Protocol daemon).

How to Install ?

So here comes how to install wvdial.deb in u r system(offline).

Download Wvdial.deb from,

Install all these dependencies like (Before installing Wvdial.deb)

  • libuniconf,
  • libwvstreams,
  • libwvstreams-extras,

Use search tab in THIS page to get those dependencies.

After successful installation of Wvdial.deb, Just know “How to Connect a Broadband USB modem in Ubuntu

You should also know Hi-Speed “WIRELESS BROADBAND“.


22 Responses to “How to install wvdial in ubuntu – Offline”

  1. online betting said

    the best one i’ve read , do you believe this is the future?

  2. freida said

    Nice guidance..continue ur writing.

  3. Sorter said

    How to install wvdial after downloading? What is the command?

  4. Sorter said

    Dependencies libuniconf and libwvstreams-extra not found the link 2 as reported
    found dependencies libwvstreams.
    I want to install the modem AIKO 83D (ZTE MF626) in Ubuntu 10. I’m from Sao Paulo Brazil

  5. Anonymous said

    thanks , this is informative a lot

  6. praveen said

    thanks ,

  7. Fauzan Rofiq said

    thx for the details

  8. Thank’s….
    the best article…

  9. Anonymous said

    Yeah, and then you try to install it and it still wants to connect to the internet.. which was the whole point of offline installing!

  10. Scar-Wars said

    Thank you so much this is the first post I’ve found that works!!!

  11. Rajat Pai said

    Bro wanted a elp from you… 😦 i recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 in my laptop. And i am unable to install internet dongle! When i plug it in USB, it doesn’t show any notifications! I don’t know how to insatll wvdial and the software an u help me??????? 🙂

  12. isaacphilip said

    I’m using ubuntu 12.04 and i got connected to tataphoton whiz using the connection settings in built, but the tower is showing zero, all the other things seem to be in order, wat to do?

  13. nanayawboasiako said

    This has been so helpful. Thanks a lot!

  14. hey when I install libuniconf4.6_4.6.1-7_amd64.deb,i get error that “Dependency is not satisfiable: libwvstreams4.6-base”, so when I install libwvstreams-dev_4.6.1-7_amd64.deb I get error as “Dependency is not satisfiable: libwvstreams4.6-base (= 4.6.1-7)” and when I install libwvstreams4.6-extras_4.6.1-2build1_amd64.deb I get error “Dependency is not satisfiable: libssl1.0.0 (>= 1.0.0)”, what is this??

  15. bhaskar said

    when I try to install wvdial and uniconf4 with deb package installer, it asks to insert Linux 17.1 Rebecca released 2024426 in drive ‘cd-rom’.and installation stops . what should I do

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