Having a fixed (or static) IP address on your Raspberry Pi, comes in handy if you want to access your Raspberry Pi from the internet (for a how to about port forwarding, read this article). As you might want to use ownCloud for instance.
You can give your Raspberry Pi a fixed IP address by editting the network interfaces file.
But first, we are making a backup of the old configuration!
|sudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.bak|
Next thing is, editing the network interfaces file:
|sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces|
Although the IP address you want to use might be different, make your /etc/network/interfaces look like this:
|auto eth0 # The loopback interface
iface eth0 inet static # Tells your Raspberry Pi to use a static IP address
address 192.168.2.25 # Defines the static ip address
network 192.168.2.0 # Defines the network family
You can save the adjustments you made to your /etc/network/interfaces file by pressing ctrl o
Press ctrl x to exit
After saving your new settings, you need to activate them by restarting your network components:
|sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart|
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