[sclug] ethernet connection to router

John Stumbles john at stumbles.org.uk
Sun Apr 23 15:28:13 UTC 2006

Tim Sutton wrote:
> Hi
> Try uncommenting this line:
>>#iface eth0 inet dhcp

# precede it with
auto eth0
# to have the interface brought up automatically (i.e., at boot time or 
with ifup -a|--all)

> And comment out these ones:
>>iface eth0 inet static
>>        address
>>        netmask
>>        dns-nameserver smtp-0.telecomplete.net
>>        gateway
> Then restart

You shouldn't need to reboot, but do
ifdown eth0
<edit file>
ifup eth0 (or -a or --all instead of 'eth0' to check that it auto-starts OK)

Is this a debian [based] distro?
I found this helpful:

John Stumbles

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