I just got a HughesNet internet satellite installed and I had to go to work when the tech was installing it so he was only able to get the WiFi to work. So now I don't want to use WiFi. I want to be able to run an ethernet cable directly from the Modem to my switch which I have 3 Linux workstations on it. I was using (with my previous modem) these settings in /etc/network/interfaces:
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.15 network 192.168.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.0.255 metric 0 dns-nameservers 192.168.0.1
but now I look at the LAN settings for the modem:
IP address: 192.168.42.1 IP Subnet: 255.255.255.0 IP Address Poll: 192.168.42.100 192.168.42.149
I don't really understand the Network section of System Settings and I tried calling the help desk at Hughesnet and they are totally useless.
I can access the internet over the WiFi using my laptop which is very slow. So I would like to use the ethernet cable to at least my main Linux desktop. I'm using the interfaces file from one of the other workstations which the address is 192.168.0.15.