wvdialconf(1) build a configuration file for


wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf


wvdialconf detects your modem, its maximum baud rate, and a good initialization 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 successful.


We're willing to entertain the possibility. Let us know if you have any problems by sending an e-mail to <[email protected]>.


An exit status of 0 means that a modem was detected and the configuration 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.