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I reserved a small range of IP addresses for my laptops, and let friends' get their addresses from DHCP. I configured WICD to pick specific IP addresses when on the home network, but wanted to leave them open to dynamic addresses on other networks. Now, all but one of the laptops work as intended—all except the one I use most often.
It's not a big deal, but a minor inconvenience. It doesn't obtain the IP address I designated for it automatically at startup. It's supposed to be 192.168.1.2, but it's almost always 15 (unless a foreign computer already has that address). If I disconnect and reconnect, it becomes 2, but never on startup.
You know, may be it is not dhcp starts at boot time, but interface activates at the boot time and therefore dhcp gives it IP address. Check it. I'm not sure.
Check network configuration setting - should be plenty options about dhcp and interface activation.
The only option I can really find is to disable the call to dhclient in WICD's setup, but that's a global thing. I wish it was just for individual networks. Since it's almost always 15, I'm thinking of reserving that number for this computer, setting that in WICD just to be sure, updating all the references to this computer's IP, and pretending it works correctly. It may always bother me that I can't do it right, but I can't find any other way.