setting static ip address
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Wed Mar 18 22:04:26 UTC 2009
On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:14:44 -0400
Bart Silverstrim <bsilver at chrononomicon.com> wrote:
> Unreal Root wrote:
> > Donald Raikes wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> When I installed my intrepid system, it didn't give me the
> >> opportunity to configure the ethernet card to set a static ip
> >> address.
> >> How do I configure the ip address to switch from dhcp to static?
> > Open a terminal and type the following:
> > sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
> > You will see lines similar to this:
> > auto eth0
> > iface eth0 inet dhcp
> > Change that to the following filling in the correct information for
> > your network:
> > auto eth0
> > iface eth0 inet static
> > address 192.168.1.50
> > netmask 255.255.255.0
> > network 192.168.1.0
> > broadcast 192.168.1.255
> > gateway 192.168.1.1
> > Hope this helps.
> Network manager, in my experiences on recent Ubuntu releases. has
> Manual editing of that file can interfere with tools later on,
> My best experiences have been from advice here to install wicd.
> Google "wicd install ubuntu" and you should find the homepage for the
> project that includes directions on adding it to your repo list for
> your Ubuntu release, then install that and you can set it for a
> static IP and not have it magically disappear or lose the connection
> altogether the way network manager has done to me before.
Nice change coming. Wicd is included in universe for jaunty!
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