For some reason Fedora 16 regular gui network setup for a static ip address just didn't seem to work at all!
would do something like Manual - 192.168.0.55 255.255.255 192.168.0.1
I would be able to ping the NIC and Default gateway but nothing out of the network like google.com?
So While searching I came across a couple of alternatives to setting up a static IP (This comp is going to act as my clients main server).
(just letting you know what text editor I was using even though it makes no difference)
So first I did: sudo nano /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-Wired_connection_1
now in here it was a bit strange, it had a PREFIX, I removed it and changed the Wired_connection_1 to eth0 basically because eth0 looks prettier and that is what I am used to seeing for a wired connection. Also there was a zero after everything, like GATEWAY was GATEWAY0. I removed the zero and it's now
I set BOOTPROTO to static, noticed when I reopend this dock, BOOTPROTO swiched back to none.
I get internet and it looks like the ip is now static
The thing that is kind of scaring me is when I go to ping a website like google.com
I would get a slightly different ip address response almost everytime!
Sometimes ping google.com would give me:
Sometimes what it should be, google.com
everytime I just do a simple : ping google.com
all these addresses if you type the ip will go to the google main page, on rare occasions though the ip will be google but it will say youtube.com?
what is going on!?