wvdialconf - build a configuration file for wvdial(1)
wvdialconf detects your modem, its maximum baud rate, and a good ini-
tialization string and generates or updates the wvdial(1) configuration
file based on this information.
wvdialconf is completely non-interactive. You still need to edit
/etc/wvdial.conf to specify the phone number, login name, and password
of your internet account in order for wvdial(1) to work.
It is safe to run wvdialconf if a configuration file already exists.
In that case, only the Modem, Baud, Init, and Init2 options are changed
in the [Dialer Defaults] section, and only if autodetection is success-
We’re willing to entertain the possibility. Let us know if you have
any problems by sending an e-mail to <email@example.com>.
Also, there is now a mailing list for discussion about wvdial. If you
are having problems, or have anything else to say, send e-mail to
An exit status of 0 means that a modem was detected and the configura-
tion file was updated successfully.
Any other value means that something went wrong and the configuration
file was unchanged.
Dave Coombs and Avery Pennarun for Net Integration Technologies, as
part of the Worldvisions Weaver project.
Worldvisions August 1998 WVDIALCONF(1)
Man(1) output converted with