Re: Switching from static IP to DHCP
James Tappin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm trying to change a laptop that is currently using static IP to use
> DHCP instead. Which package do I need to reconfigure to do this.
> (netbase and netenv don't seem to have the options to do that).
you can change the configuration manually in /etc/network/interfaces
changing "iface eth0 inet static" to "iface eth0 inet dhcp"
then the system will get its IP via DHCP *at boottime*
or when you "ifup" the interface.
but since it's a laptop I suppose you want to acquire your IP
when you plug in the network cable.
* comment out the "auto eth0" in /etc/network/interfaces
* install the laptop-net package
and plug in the cable...