Wireless in ubuntu will not work with static IP address - Wicd installed

Rapael Morcha raphael.morcha at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 17:58:28 UTC 2007

On Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 06:59:48PM +0200, Niels Larsen wrote:
> I have problems on my new laptop to get wireless to work (ubuntu7.04)
> Then I found the following URL's:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=405990
> http://www.ossgeeks.co.uk/?p=166
> and got wireless to work with dhcp.
> Now I have tried to get wireless to work using static IP addresses, but it 
> will not (I intend to use ssh between my 2 computers)
> I have the following setup up's GUI's options:
> K - Settings - Internet & Network - Network settings
> K - System - Network
> K - Internet - Wicd (Network Manager)
> and have all sat up with IP address, in order not to let any out.

If you have not edited your /etc/network/interfaces file so far, do it.
Dump these lines -

auto eth0 (which device, eth0/1/2 etc..)
iface eth0 inet static (make it static)
address (should be what static IP you want the device to get)
netmask (network mask)
broadcast (bcast address)
gateway (where your router resides)

$ man ifconfig
$ ifconfig
$ man ifup
$ sudo ifup eth0
$ man ethtool
$ sudo ethtool eth0


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