Static IP Address Fedora 16

This is another quick post on Fedora 16. Setting up static IP address is little different from Debian based distros and also there is a slight change from the previous Fedora distros.

first check the network devices installed in the machine

$ ifconfig

for me, there is a device installed p1p1 (except lo). Now, create a network script file.

$ vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-p1p1

and fill it up with your hardware and connection detail.


I think most of the attributes are understandable. however, NM_CONTROLLED means Network Manager Controlled.

now, restart the network

$ sudo /etc/init.d/network restart

$ ping


4 thoughts on “Static IP Address Fedora 16

  1. This thing never worked for me 😦
    Can you tell me is it possible to do it on wireless interface (wlan0 in my case)? I restarted the network after I did as you instructed but soon after restart, network manager provided me with dhcp ip. When I killed dhclient (killall dhclient) I have lost network completely. What am I doing wrong?


    1. Hey Greg.
      There is no hidden trick on this I am aware of. And also I don’t think you need to kill dhclient process. Please check if there is something else you are missing out.

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