Switch to Static IP on Ubuntu Server
I just bought a new Linksys router for my home network and wanted to set-up my Ubuntu Web Server with a static IP address so that I could port-forward a few things. Trouble is, with only the command line it’s a little tricky to figure out exactly how to do it. Following are the steps I used.
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Inside the file, you’ll see the following line:
iface eth1 inet dhcp
We want to switch from
dhcp to a
static IP address. Comment or delete that line, and then add the following to the file:
iface eth1 inet static address 192.168.1.200 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.1.1
- This line states we want to use a static IP address.
- The static IP address you want to use.
- The subnet mask.
- This is the IP address of my router which connects to the Internet.
Save the file and then restart the network settings:
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart