Ubuntu 14.04 Set Static IP address

Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014

It looks like setting up a static IP address in Ubuntu 14.04 has changed since 12.04/10.04.    Here are some notes on how to set your static IP address in Ubuntu 14.04.

First update your interfaces file

    > sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces

My internal network is the generic 192.168.0.X.  I want to set this static IP address to  I updated the interfaces file to

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

The dns-nameservers is now required.  I set it to googles dns server.

Save the file.

This is totally new to me

I found this site which discusses the resolv.conf information

Edit the /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/base  file

    > sudo vi /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/base

And place the following in it


Update resolvconf

    > sudo resolvconf -u

The old

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
not longer works.

To reload the settings run this

    > sudo ifdown eth0 && sudo ifup eth0

Now check the updated information

    > ifconfig -a

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