I'm interested in the IOGear Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter as a wifi adapter. The fine manual states:
Installation without WPS - Mac Step 1: Turn off your computer’s wireless connection (if applicable) and disconnect the Ethernet cable currently connect to your computer (if applicable). Step 2: Use both the included RJ-45 Ethernet cable and the USB cable to connect the WiFi adapter with your computer. Step 3: Set your computer with a static IP address. a. Open system preferences and select “Network”. b. Select your Ethernet connection in the left pane. Next change configure to Manual and enter IP address 192.168.1.100 and Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0. Remove any entries in the Router and DNS boxes then click Apply. Step 4: Open your web browser and enter 192.168.1.252. This will bring up the configuration utility. Click “Site Survey” to scan for your wireless network.
I'm using XFCE and would like to set the IP address as above with the GUI:
However, how do I know that the above setting is being utilized? The ifconfig utility reports an IPv6 type address and no IPv4 information. I'm a bit stuck between the GUI showing data and that the CLI seems to give a different result. How is the GUI connected to ifconfig results? It seems odd that ifconfig results do not match GUI settings.
(It's somewhat difficult to provide data as the computer this is happening on does not have internet access.)
I do not have many "standard" Ubuntu options, only bare XFCE.
After typing in
ifconfig eth0 down and then
ifconfig eth0 up the result is an IPv6 type address.