View Full Version : Dial up setup

09-11-2010, 02:32 AM
I'am one of the unfortunate ones that still is on dialup due to the fact no DSL or cable available. So i need to know how to go about setting up a dialup modem connection..version PC-BSD8.1

09-11-2010, 04:29 AM
See this thread


kppp was removed from the kernel because so few people use dial up.
You can use wvdial and wvstreams or you can work manually with pppd.
Let us know if you have problems, these programs are easily set up once you get past the initial configuration.

09-12-2010, 03:32 AM
I downloaded KWVDIAL in which it seemed to load into bsd but now i need to get it to work..lol

Another option i have is to network it thru my Windows7 computer using it as my gateway...will bsd play nice with wind 7.

09-12-2010, 03:05 PM
I'm not sure if it will help but another member, lm8, mentions in this thread (http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=12800)

Haven't tested it yet, so I don't know if it works, but I've been searching the Internet for how others are connecting with FreeBSD or PC-BSD and I ran across the following articles.

Install wvstreams and wvdial:
If your ISP doesn't have two static DNS IP addresses, see this for some alternatives:
There's a link at the bottom of the article for examples on setting up the DNS addresses in FreeBSD /etc/resolv.conf
Run wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf and then edit /etc/wvdial.conf for your specific information in order to set up wvdial.
Run wvdial (as root or sudo).
Hang up with Ctrl-C or killall wvdial.

09-12-2010, 03:14 PM
I downloaded KWVDIAL in which it seemed to load into bsd but now i need to get it to work..lol

KWVDIAL hasn't been updated since 2002 so I highly doubt that it will work. The last person I heard running it successfully was using KDE 2.X.

09-12-2010, 04:11 PM
I have WVstreams and WVdial both loaded on dvd's but not sure as to how to get them loaded into BSD.

09-18-2010, 02:29 AM
Where do you enter tar -xzvf wvstreams-4.X.tar.gz
cd wvstreams-4.X
(as root:)
make install

do you use the terminal or what...im illiterate in this OS..

09-18-2010, 05:13 AM
You need to use the terminal. Be sure to switch to root mode when you are installing.

09-18-2010, 06:19 AM
You need to use the terminal. Be sure to switch to root mode when you are installing.

How do you switch it to ROOT mode...like i said im not up on this OS it is a learning curve for me.

09-19-2010, 03:54 AM
To switch to root, type
and then type your root password

su stands for Super User or root.
You might find it useful to do a read of the FreeBSD Handbook on line or get a copy of Michael Urban and Brian Tiemann's FreeBSD 6 Unleashed. Even thought the book is about FreeBSD 6 instead of 8, the concepts are the same. Also you could take a look at
The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD
It will really help in understanding how the OS works and why you may or may not prefer it to Linux and Windows.

09-20-2010, 12:08 AM
I want to thank everyone for there input as i see it dialup on BSD is next to impossible for all the reading and searching ive done..here's 1 link to someone trying to get it to go


09-20-2010, 05:15 AM
Well im on the internet on BSD thru via ethernet lan somehow...lol I hooked up my cat cable between the windows7 computer and BSD computer and reloaded PC-BSD on the BSD computer and it somehow is connecting and i dont have a network setup on windows 7 either..so go figure.