[Fixed] configure Ubuntu BSNL EVDO connection. Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 wvdial missing from Ubuntu.

December 21, 2009 | In: Linux, Ubuntu

Hi guys,

I am not sure why did the Ubuntu guys…left out the wvdial package in the latest distributions. In fact, most of the 3G wireless internet connection uses the PPP connection using wvdial. To install wvdial package, you need install some dependencies also.
After some research, I have found out the exact packages and the order to install them. Here are the steps to install wvdial for Ubuntu. You need to download the packages to a thumbdrive so as to copy it to the Ubuntu machine.

Download the wvdial + its dependencies from the following linkDownload.

Copy this package to your thumb drive from the machine which has an internet connection and connect it to the Ubuntu machine.

Assuming that you have copied the package from your thumb drive to the location /usr/local/src of Ubuntu machine. perform the following steps in exact order given below.

sudo su    (type in the admin password)

cd /usr/local/src/
tar -zxvf wvdial-ubuntu-wholepkg.tar.gz
cd wvdial-ubuntu-wholepkg

dpkg -i libxplc0.3.13_0.3.13-1build1_i386.deb
dpkg -i libwvstreams4.4-base_4.4.1-0.2ubuntu2_i386.deb
dpkg -i libwvstreams4.4-extras_4.4.1-0.2ubuntu2_i386.deb
dpkg -i libuniconf4.4_4.4.1-0.2ubuntu2_i386.deb
dpkg -i wvdial_1.60.1+nmu2_i386.deb

Success!  You can run "wvdial" to connect to the internet.
(You can also change your configuration by editing /etc/wvdial.conf)
Processing triggers for man-db ...

For BSNL EVDO users, edit the /etc/wvdial.conf file to add your username password and phone number(also uncomment the line by removing ; from the start of the directive). Also add the following line.

Stupid Mode = 1

to wvdial.conf file.

Use the command “wvdial” to connect to the internet. If the modem is not installed or not detected, you need to fix it first.

Please update me guys, if you need any further help.

mm
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1 Response to [Fixed] configure Ubuntu BSNL EVDO connection. Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 wvdial missing from Ubuntu.

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S J Sanjaya Amin

April 14th, 2010 at 9:39 am

Even I faced the same issue.
Thanks for your update & fix
Sanjay

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Hi All... I have been working the IT Industry since last ten years... Specialized in Linux, Cloud Infrastructure and Solution Design.
On the hobby friend, I do research on IOT, Micro-controllers, Electronics etc.
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