Ubuntu Networking :: Static Wireless IP With Network Manager?
Jul 3, 2011
I want to set up a static IP on my laptop that connects via wireless to my home network. I have 11.04 installed on my laptop. When I try to use the manual IPv4 setting in the network manager the save option gets greyed out. I tried to edit the /etc/network/interfaces file but all the examples I could find on the net refer to eth0. I tried replacing this with wlan0 but this did not work. I tried installing wicd but I kept getting "Bad Password" errors even though I know the password is correct. A number of people recommended uninstalling network manager to get wicd to work but many other posts said that uninstalling network manager didn't help so I didn't want to go ahead and uninstall unnecessarily. Besides I figure if Ubuntu is distributed with network manager there must be a reason for having it. So what do I do to get a static IP address for the client on a wireless connection?
1. I went to network manager and selected "Connection Information" On the information window I saw the following:
IP Address: 192.168.1.6 (This is the item I wanted to change and make static)
Broadcast Address: 192.168.1.255
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
2. I went to network manager and selected "Edit Connections"
3. I selected the wireless tab and then the wireless network I wanted to edit
4. I clicked on the edit button and then I clicked on the IPv4 settings tab.
5. I changed method from Automatic (DHCP) to Manual
In 8.04 I can use the network manager app to set a static IP.
In 8.1 the network manager doesn't seem to work. I tried many different permutations of settings and got nowhere. Even though I put in IP subnet and gateway it still does the DHCP config.
So I added lines to my /etc/networking/interfaces file like this:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.0.1
I then either reboot or do this: sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
This made the network manager icon in the top panel vanish. An ifconfig showed that those settings are in place but DNS doesn't seem to be working. I can ping other hosts on my network by IP but not www.yahoo.com etc.
I even read the man, that's how desperate I got! (a config like the above seems to work on my 8.04 machine except that the auto eth0 appears at the end of the file.)
I didn't see how to set the DNS server(s), unless I was in the wrong man.
I want my Ubuntu desktop to have a static ip-address, i have altered the interfaces file to the below and also filled the info regarding my wireless network card but still every time I reboot the desktop gets the ip 10.42.43.1, HOW is that possible???
I use a apple time capsule router, I want my desktop to run a apache server thats why I need the static ip. I also want the static ip to be set on the wireless network interface. I have an old laptop with an internal Intel pro 2200 card so there should not be a driver problem.
This i my interfaces config code...
To be on the sure side to get this to work I have configured my router(DHCP) to give my wireless-HWaddress the ip of 10.0.1.15, STILL the ubuntu desktop starts with the false address above.
i have some problems with configuring openvpn tunnel connection to my openvpn server. I'm using static-key tcp connection. Network manager always said to me that connection could not be established. Also, when i try to run openvpn from terminal, i got some strange permissions problem:
openvpn --config config.ovpn Mon Apr 5 15:48:37 2010 OpenVPN 2.1_rc19 i486-pc-linux-gnu [SSL] [LZO2] [EPOLL] [PKCS11] built on Oct 13 2009 Mon Apr 5 15:48:37 2010 NOTE: OpenVPN 2.1 requires '--script-security 2' or higher to call user-defined scripts or executables Mon Apr 5 15:48:37 2010 /usr/sbin/openvpn-vulnkey -q moj.key
I am a Windows refugee who discovered Ubuntu as a way to save my files from my virus-ravaged computer. Had no installation discs for Windows, so when I had to wipe my hard drive and start over, I decided to give Ubuntu a try. I've had mixed success, but that's another post...
Right now, the problem is that I installed 10.10 two weeks ago and was able to connect to the Internet with no problems - until yesterday. Suddenly, our wireless network (the only one in the vicinity) does not come up as available in Network Manager. In fact, the entire wireless option disappeared. I know there are many posts and threads on here about this, but weeding through them trying to find an answer is more frustrating than actually dealing with the problem. I know the router works because I can post on this forum from the Macbook. I really like Ubuntu and would like to keep using it, but not being able to connect to the Internet now on top of the other issues I've had is making me doubt I want to continue down this Linux road.
P.S. When I attempted an analysis through System Testing, it said something about there being no proprietary drivers?
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I have read that the rnx n2x isnt supported by linux, although I've seen solutions to make it work (which didn't work, mkdir command kept getting denied during make) link to what I'm talking about: [URL]. What I don't get though, is that if the rnx n2x isnt supported by linux, wouldn't I not be getting my neighbors connections to begin with?
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I deleted all APs in my Wireless Section of network manager. After that, the whole network manager icon disappeared. I added the icon back on the panel, but I don't think its the right one. It doesn't do the two green cicles thing when I connect my ethernet wire in. It also doesn't show any wireless AP when I left click on the icon. It doesn't even have an X mark on the bottom left of the icon when no network is detected
I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04 (both 64-bit) and my USB WiFi adapter which previously worked fine stopped working. The adapter is a Hama USB stick based on the Ralink rt73 chipset. I've tried using the Ralink drivers that come with 10.04 (both rt2800usb and rt73usb) but neither work. When I use rt2800usb, the adapter is recognized as interface wlan0, however I can't see any wireless networks. When I use rt73usb (and blacklist rt2800usb to avoid conflicts) I no longer have a wlan0 interface and there is no wireless adapter shown in the network manager. I've pasted in the results of lsmod, lsusb, and ifconfig -a (with MAC addresses removed) below.
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Further information iwconfig output: Code: wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=15 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key: off Power Management: off
rfkill output: Code: 0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: dell-wwan: Wireless WAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
dmesg output: Code: dmesg | grep iwl [24.292605] iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree: [24.292610] iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation [24.292687] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17 [24.292696] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64 .....
Here's the CDMA-specific dmesg output: Code: [17846.948253] usb 2-1.1: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7 [17847.060342] sierra 2-1.1:1.0: Sierra USB modem converter detected [17847.060650] usb 2-1.1: Sierra USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB1 [17847.060765] usb 2-1.1: Sierra USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB2 [17847.060838] usb 2-1.1: Sierra USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB3
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i looking to replace network manager on my laptop with another wireless program. iv been looking at Swscanner, Rutilt wlan manager, and wicd network manager. iv had trouble with network manager not being able to connect or losing connection fairly easy. im using a gateway m6843 running ubuntu 10.04 32 bit os.
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