In some network environments, you may required to setup a static IP address on your computer, whether it is a Windows or Ubuntu machine. In this brief tutorial, I am going to show you how to do it in Ubuntu 12.04. This should also work in other versions of Ubuntu. I am only using version 12.04 because it’s the latest from Canonical.

Before you can configure these settings, you must know the IP address, Network Mask, Gateway of the network you wish to use. Without those, it may be impossible to connect or use any resources on that network.


  • Setup Permanent Static IP Address in Ubuntu 12.04
  • Enjoy!

To get started, click on the ‘Control Gear’ , then select ‘System Settings’




Next, select the ‘Network’ folder




Then click ‘Options’




And Finally, select ‘IPv4 Settings’ tab and choose ‘Manual’ for method of connection. Next, click ‘Add’ to begin typing the IP Address, Net Mask and Gateway. When you’re done, click ‘Save’




If you know the addresses of the DNS servers, type it in there as well separated by commas.