Static IP in Ubuntu

I needed to set a static IP on my Ubuntu 12.04-x64 and googling around I found this simple way of doing it that I’ll share with you.

To see the current details about your connection, write on a terminal:

$ nm-connection-editor

This way you’ll be able to see your current IP, Netmask, Gateway and DNS server.

To change these parameters, simply write on a terminal:

$ nm-connection-editor

or if you prefer, click on the Network icon on the top bar and then ‘Edit Connections…’,

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Then a window shows up, select the desired connection and then ‘Edit…’

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On the new window, select IPv4 separator, change the method from ‘Automatic’ to ‘Manual’ and and click on ‘Edit’ button to add the static parameters.

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After saving the modifications, you should write this on a terminal:

$ sudo service resolvconf restart
$ sudo service networking restart

or if you prefer, restart the computer.

You may confirm that everything went as expected with the NetworkManager Tool,

$ nm-connection-editor

This post is based on G-Man’s post, http://www.sudo-juice.com/how-to-a-set-static-ip-in-ubuntu/

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