Originally Posted by walshman
But when I put in the sudo vim /ect/network/interfaces nothing is there it just opens a new directory. Can anybody tell me where I am going wrong? help would be much appreciated .
Yeah, as mentioned above it should be
Follow the Debian Wiki
article to configure a static ip.
It should end up similar to this,
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet dhcp