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How to configure the IP address

At the command prompt type /sbin/ifconfig to see what the IP address is, and other information on your network card.

ifconfig

There are two sections - eth0 and lo.

Use /usr/sbin/netconfig to configure your network card.

You should get a GUI like this....

netconfig

If you wish to continue, press ENTER.

You will get a window where you can enter the address you want....

IP Configuration

Check Use dynamic if you want your IP address assigned automatically. I recommend leaving it unchecked at this stage.
Type in an IP address
The netmask of 255.255.255.0 should work
Enter the IP address of the gateway you use, if you use one.
Enter the IP address of the DNS nameserver you wish to use.

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