Configuring a Static IP Address on the Raspberry Pi

A static IP address will ensure that the Raspberry Pi will always have the same IP address. Without a static IP address the DHCP service on your router will randomly assign IP addresses from its IP range. A fixed IP address will make it easier to remotely connect to the Raspberry Pi.

In this example, the IP address for the Raspberry Pi will be set to 192.168.0.17.

  • Edit the interfaces file by entering the following command at the terminal.

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    >sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
  • Change the eth0 settings to
    iface wlan0 inet static
    address 192.168.0.17
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    gateway 192.168.0.1
    broadcast 192.168.0.255
  • Press control + o to save
  • reboot by entering the command
    sudo shutdown -r now

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