View Full Version : [SOLVED] 11.10 Static IP not working

February 12th, 2012, 07:19 PM
So I've been trying to get a static IP to work on a new VM(VirtualBox) I'm setting up. However no matter how many different ways I setup my /etc/network/interfaces files it never seems to work. Only when I revert back to dhcp does it work.


auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

I've been restarting "networking" via init.d. Trying to ping just returns Destination Host Unreachable. Ping google.com just timesout. I've also made sure network-manager was uninstalled as well since they yelled issue with others. It can't be something with my router since I have a DroboFS configured with static IP and it appears to be working fine.

What am I missing? Did something change in 11.10 that wasn't in 11.04.

February 12th, 2012, 07:37 PM
Well I know feel like a massive idiot. After posting this it hit me. I needed to change the Network interface in VirtualBox to be Bridged. Restart the VM and bam everything is now better.