Sean W nameneeded at
Fri Oct 7 17:15:49 UTC 2005

Bob, you might want to take a look at the following file:


You should see something like this:

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

If you don't, change it to that.

Then restart networking

/etc/init.d/networking restart

That should set your eth0 to dhcp.


Bob Schmidt wrote:
> Well, I checked and it is set to DHCP. When I installed ubuntu it did the
> DHCP configuration and passed with no problems. I tried to set a static IP
> but that did not work either. Any other suggestions?
> Thanks for all the help,
> bob 
> On 10/7/05 11:21 AM, "Samuel Toogood" <sam_toogood at> wrote:
>>Bob Schmidt wrote:
>>>Well here's what it says for eth0
>>>Link encap:etherenet  Hwaddr 00:00:86:52:36:99
>>>inet6addr: fe80:200:86ff:ffe52:3699/64 Scope:Link
>>>RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>>>TX packets:11 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>>>collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
>>>Interrupt:3 Base Address:0x300
>>>It also has a lo areas as well
>>Looks like you haven't got an IP address set. If you go to the System
>>menu and select Administration -> Networking (might be slightly
>>different, as I'm running 5.04), and then click on Properties for eth0,
>>what do you get? Is your router acting as a dhcp server? If so, just set
>>the 'configuration' selector to dhcp and it should work. If not, do you
>>know what IP address you should be using.

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