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Edit /etc/network/interfaces, and do it like this below: Make sure, you have all interfaces listed and automatically started: auto lo eth0 eth1 iface lo inet loopback First uncomment the DHCP, if it was active for eth0: # The primary network interface #auto eth0 #iface eth0 inet dhcp Now you can enter the fixed values for eth0: #custom iface eth0 inet static address netmask network broadcast gateway If you have more interfaces, type all in as abowe. iface eth1 inet static address 80.xx.xx.xx netmask broadcast 80.xx.xx.254 network 80.xx.xx.0