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#1 2009-06-12 23:27:28

Registered: 2009-05-31
Posts: 23

HOWTO: Install wvdial for CrunchBang

After installing CrunchBang 8.04.2 and with no Wired LAN access, or Wifi,
I needed wvdial to get the Broadcom Firmware downloaded by Dialup.

HOWTO: Install wvdial to download and update Broadcom Wifi Firmware
               to enable Wifi after HD install from CrunchBang LiveCD 8.04.2

FOR: CrunchBang Version 8.04.2

REQUIRED DEBS: wvdial & dependencies
(NOTE: Download path was found by running Synaptic and trying to
install wvdial)


Download the required files with another computer, and save on a USB Memory Stick,
then copy to the HD archive folder.....

sudo cp /media/CENTON?USB/crunchbang/archives/*.deb /var/cache/apt/archives

Open Synaptic and Install wvdial

Setup wvdial and detect the Modem with:

sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

Add your information to the configuration of wvdial, pap-secrets,
and chap-secrets :

sudo nano /etc/wvdial.conf
(NOTE: your /dev/ttyS0 is probably different and the last three
lines will need to be your login information, example follows)

[Dialer Defaults]
Auto DNS = yes
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Stupid Mode = yes
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Baud = 115200
New PPPD = yes
Modem = /dev/ttyS0
ISDN = 0
Phone = 3211234
Password = password
Username =

sudo nano /etc/ppp/pap-secrets
(NOTE: your login info must be inserted) * password

sudo nano /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
(NOTE: your login info must be inserted) * password

Dial and test with:


(NOTE: You will leave the Terminal window open during the session, and
when finished use CNTL C to terminate wvdial, then you can close the window.)

Wifi was enabled, and after connecting to a local Wifi router my Update was
completed by the Wifi connection......All 260 files.

Moved 06-12-2009 to Tips, Tricks & Scripts from HOWTO: Sticky .......


Last edited by lkraemer (2009-06-12 23:32:20)


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