Dial-up with Mint Linux (13 Mate, XFCE or 12 LXDE)

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Dial-up with Mint Linux (13 Mate, XFCE or 12 LXDE)

Postby WillEllen on Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:13 am

wvdial is an application to make dial-up internet connections using a controller based (hardware) modem; not a win-modem, except with special Linux drivers.

1. Go to the folder: Computer/File System/usr/share/local-repository/binary
Right click the following (or newer versions) in order and select “Open with Package Installer”.
Then click “Install”. Do one at a time.

- libwvstreams4.6-base_4.6.1-2build1_i386.deb
- libwvstreams4.6-extras_4.6.1-2build1_i386.deb
- libuniconf4.6_4.6.1-2build1_i386.deb
- wvdial_1.61-4build1_i386.deb (a non-graphical dialer)
- gnome-ppp_0.3.23-1ubuntu6_i386.deb (wvdial graphical frontend)

If packages are not stored locally:
A. Using another computer with an internet connection, download the packages
(or newer versions) to a flash drive from: http://packages.ubuntu.com
B. Using the flash drive in the Linux computer; in the above order, right click each
.deb file and select “Open with the Package Installer”. Then click “Install”.

2. In “Terminal” type: “sudo wvdialconf” => Enter ---Note modem port found (required)

3. Users must be in the “dip” and “dialout” groups. “superuser” do the following:
In “Terminal” type: “sudo adduser $USER dip” => Enter --then
“sudo adduser $USER dialout” => Enter

4. Edit “wvdial.conf”
In “Terminal” type: “sudo nano /etc/wvdial.conf” => Enter --Fill in ISP info.
Save with Ctrl+o (not zero) => Enter --Exit with Ctrl+x

5. Reboot

6. Try to dial. In “Terminal” type: “wvdial” => Enter
To disconnect or stop dialing => Ctrl+c

7. Select Menu => Internet => Gnome PPP
- Fill in required information.
- Select Setup, fill in required info. here and in the Networking and Options tabs.
- Close and Connect.

Notes: 1- Enter name and password when required.
2- When editing “wvdial.conf” a “ ; ” before a line prevents execution. If a mistake is made, exit with Ctrl+x and redo.
3- Ubuntu and other Mint versions not tested.
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