A computer that uses a Linux operating system normally gets its IP address through the DHCP (dynamic host control protocol) service. To change the dynamic IP address to a static one, you need to access the network settings, and set the method under the IPv4 settings tab to manual.
- Access the network settings
Once you boot up the computer, log in as the user. Move the mouse pointer to the lower right section of the screen, and left-click on the Network Manager icon to open the menu. Right-click on the Network Settings option to access the Networking application window.
- Select the network you wish to modify
On the left side of the application window, select the network to which you want to assign a static IP address. If it’s not selected by default, right-click on it. After that, right-click on the options button in the bottom right of the screen.
- Change the method to manual
In the Editing window, right-click on the IPv4 tab and hover the mouse pointer over the drop list next to the Method label. Right-click on it, and select the Manual option.
- Set the address
Right-click on the text box under the Address label, and type the IP address you wish to use.
- Save the settings
Once you are finished, right-click on the Save button in the lower right section of the window.