Network Set up

Asked by mother_g00s3 on 2006-09-08

Can some please tell me how I can set up Ubuntu to run on my existing home network. I have a network which predominantly runs WinXP machines which I also use to connect to the WWW. I have read through the guides which I had downloaded from the web but the section on Network set up is quite limited.
If someone can please let me know what I need to configure my Ubuntu install to my network and out to WWW and where I can get the info from I would be eternally greatfull.

Thanks in advance,

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Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #1

If you need to setup your LAN connection, you could use
System -> Administration -> Networking

You will be asked to insert some parameters such as DHCP (if available), IP address, subnet mask and gateway.

mother_g00s3 (jdeguz) said : #2

Hi Luca,
I have already tried configuring Ubuntu via Network Administrator. I have a
home network that runs DNS so the IP address should be taken care of. I have
configured the DNS address same as my router but it is still not visible to
my network. I'm sure I'm missing something as I don't claim to be a
networking guru.

If you know of anyone who has Ubuntu running on a predominantly WinXP
network I would really appreciate some additional help. Maybe a step by step
instruction for dummies like me.

Thanks again,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Luca Falavigna" <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 10:40 PM
Subject: [Support #1733]: Re: Network Set up

Support request #1733 on Ubuntu changed:

If you need to setup your LAN connection, you could use
System -> Administration -> Networking

You will be asked to insert some parameters such as DHCP (if available), IP
address, subnet mask and gateway.

Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #3

Did you set a default gateway? It should be your router IP address.

Try to look at route command. Its output must show the line below:
default <router IP> UG 0 0 0 eth0

Graham Henderson (grahamh) said : #4

I am having an identical problem and I have been all through the steps described by Joseph.
The only thing that I must try is to set afixed IP address rather than DHCP. I will monitor this thread.
Graham Henderson

Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #5

Ubuntu is having troubles with DHCP. See Bug #33968.

For the workaround mentioned in, try editing your /etc/default/rcS file by opening a terminal typing:

sudo gedit /etc/default/rcS, then enter your password, and change the line:




Then restart your network by typing:

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

If you have DHCP configured it should work until a more robust solution exists.

Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #7

This solution seems to work properly but has a drawback when two or more operating systems are installed. I am curious to see if Edgy is affected too.


It appears that this ticket has been thoroughly answered, please consider closing it.


Jim Jones

mother_g00s3 (jdeguz) said : #9

I have checked the rcS file as suggested but found that UTS value is already set to "yes".

All I really want to achive is 1. Access the web via my router and 2. make my Ubuntu PC visible on the network.

Where do I set the Default Gateway? I have tried in Admin->Networking but cant seem to find the option.

mother_g00s3 (jdeguz) said : #10

how do I configure DHCP? When i issue the "sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart" command it seems to try a send packets to, I assume this should show the IP Address of my Router.

Elmer Wiebe (owner3) said : #11

Newbie to ubuntu,downgraded from lan to DSL and don.t know how to configure network.Have partitioned disk.

skidaddy (skidaddy45) said : #12

make sure you have samba installed.

I habe a network with two machines on it. Both are dual boot with Ubu8ntu 9.04 and WinXP. When one machine is running Ubuntu and the other is running XP. The Ubuntu machine sees and can access the WinXP Machine but if both are on Ubuntu they can't communicate at all... Does anyone have any advice on how I would setup a connection between the two machines when they run Ubuntu and I'd also like to access an Ubuntu machine OS from WinXP.


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