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jborn 01-11-2007 09:03 PM

Set IP address to static from DHCP assigned address
My linksys switch has a dhcp on it. I have it starting to assign address from and up... I would like to assign a FC6 box

The FC6 box currently has IP4 on. It also currently automatically grabs an address from the linksys switch. How do I stop that from happening and assign it

I would also like to give my box a name so that from my Windows boxes I can just search for a name. How do I do that?

Thanks for the information

pljvaldez 01-11-2007 09:13 PM

What linksys switch model are you using? Some of them allow for "static" DHCP (assign IP by MAC address) so that you could leave FC as DHCP but it would always get the same IP anyway.

There should be an option in the Network Settings dialog for static IP though (sorry, not much help on FC since I use Debian and I know networking is one of those things that's setup in completely different config files).

jborn 01-11-2007 10:33 PM

BEFSR41 V.2 The firmware version is 1.45.7, Jul 31 2003.

My guess is that the router is to old to support what you are talking about.

So any FC networking folks that know how to support this?

pljvaldez 01-12-2007 01:56 AM

I googled and found this.

Looks like you need to edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 to looks something like this

# Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]

Of course, change the network addresses to the correct subnet.

Good luck. If I'm wrong, I'll give you your money back... :D

jborn 02-02-2007 09:38 PM

That worked like a charm.. Thanks!

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