Change Ubuntu Desktop from DHCP to a Static IP Address

By Lowell Heddings on December 13th, 2006

If you’ve installed your Ubuntu installation with DHCP, it’s really easy to reconfigure your system to use a static IP address with the GUI based Network Settings dialog.

To open the utility, go to System \ Administration \ Networking

You’ll see your network adapter in the list. Click the Properties button, and you’ll see this dialog:

Just change the drop-down box to Static IP address, and then put in your static settings. Ubuntu is so easy, isn’t it ?

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/13/06
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