Friday, December 20, 2013

Static IP setup for Raspberry PI

Many time while using Raspberry PI people come across a situation that they have to connect their PI to the Internet through the Local n/ws.Usually a systemis assigned with IPs those are dynamic(DHCP) i.e. any IP is assigned to the device during the connection setup and that's the case for PI also and it works fine also.But in certain cases yo may have to configure your PI with a static IP ,like suppose you want to make your PI a server.Here i have given the steps to add a static IP to your Pi.

   Open the terminal and type
                    cd  /etc/network

then
                    sudo pico interfaces

   Then change the content to this,where you will have to set the corresponding values depending upon your network.

                     auto lo

                     iface lo inet loopback

                     iface eth0 inet static
                                    address  xx.xx.xx.xx

                                    network xx.xx.xx.xx

                                    broadcast xx.xx.xx.xx

                                    gateway xx.xx.xx.xx

press

ctrl+x
 
and then

 y
 
to save and exit.


 

       Now we have to set the DNS and that is done by esiting the file resolv.conf.So you can edit it by

sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf



and add below shown to the file and save it like before.

nameserver xx.xx.xx.xx
Now reboot your system by giving command

                   
 reboot


That's all you are ready to go.