Today let’s make that IP Static and change the dns address.
A for the static ip, i can be useful for example, if you have a lot of devices at home or office, and want to keep track of every single one of them. The dns aspect side of the thing, allows one for instance to access blocked websites if your ISP or goverment blocked them.
So let’s do this the easy way, meaning through the GUI side of things.
01. Open the terminal and type
all you need here is the netmask address for later on.
02. Now open your your system settings and choose network > IPv4
And change the global settings of IPv4 from this:
Note: The IP chosen is merely illustrative and serves my porpoises. but as you can see the Netmask is the same as the one you got it outup from step 01. Gateway is normally the first IP adress from your router.
Now let’s change the DNS servers. I say servers since it’s usually better to have at least two adresses
03. Now turn the DNS automatic settings off and type in your desired adresses. I prefer the openDNS for a matter of usage, you can choose goole’s or anyone you’d like from this list: http://bit.ly/2g81cxP
here’s the openDNS adresses: