Giving the Raspberry Pi a static IP address
Ever had to run something on the Pi when you did not have access to an active network or at a time when you just simply wanted to connect to it directly. Setting a static IP address is the way to go for such a situation.
There are two ways to get this done, the right way and the hack (of sorts):
Which method you choose depends on a number of factors
- Can you currently access the Pi over a network? If yes, then edit the interfaces file. If not go to the next point.
- Are you running windows? If yes, sorry bro the hack is your best bet for now. If No, then you can edit the interfaces file by mounting the SD/microSD card and editing the interfaces file
Editing the Interfaces file
On the Raspberry Pi
- Open LXTerminal and type
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
- Change iface eth0 inet dhcp to
iface eth0 inet static
- Now we set the actual data (you can get away with just entering the address and gateway)
Ah the casual windows user, I see.
Just plug in the SD/microSD card and open the cmdline.txt file and append to end of the file