Ubuntu Basics – How to Set A Static IP

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This tutorial explains how to set a static IP on an Ubuntu system from the command line.

Step 1:

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

Step 2:

If DHCP has configured, you will see

auto lo eth0

iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet dynamic

Step 3:

Change dynamic value to static and keep adding Values shown in Step 4

Step 4:

auto lo eth0

iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet static

address 192.168.1.2

netmask 255.255.255.0

gateway 192.168.1.1

dns-nameservers 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4

Step 5:

After saving the changes, Restart the Network service or Restart the OS if required

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

OR

Sudo shutdown -r 00