I am using lubuntu 13.04 on a VirtualBox with a briged adapter. I want to make the IP of my VM static, I looked up on how to do this and many results came up.

I went on and edited the interfaces file so now it looks like this:

#interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

#Added by me
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

When I restart the VM the IP is changed to, but I have no network connectivity.

What am I missing?

1 Answer 1


First thing I notice is

    auto eht0

should be

    auto eth0

That would cause a device issue and not be able to bring the adapter up. Fix that first then there might be further things to troubleshoot, or that could be it.

  • Actually it was a typo, I just copied it wrong. It's auto eth0. Thanks for noticing, I'll edit it.
    – Bennyz
    Sep 30, 2013 at 16:05
  • Then next step, is your router IP are there any other systems with If you're going to have static addresses and DHCP on the same network I recommend looking outside of your lease range to set the static IP
    – rhoover
    Oct 7, 2013 at 15:31

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