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Chapter 7. Network Configuration

Use this screen to customize the network settings of your Fedora system.

Manual network configuration of a Fedora system is often not required. Many networks have a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) service that automatically supplies connected systems with configuration data. By default, Fedora Core activates all network interfaces on your computer and configures them to use DHCP.

	  Network configuration screen.

Figure 7.1. Network Configuration Screen

7.1. Network Devices

Fedora displays a list of network interfaces detected on your computer. Each interface must have a unique IP address on the network to which it is attached. The interface may receive this address from the network DHCP service.

To manually assign an IP address, highlight the interface on the Network Device list and select Edit . Fedora then displays a network configuration dialog. Deselect the Configure using DHCP check box, so that it is empty. Enter the IP Address and the appropriate Netmask for the interface. Then select OK .

If your computer will be a server, do not use DHCP. Manually configure networking instead. Manual network configuration allows your server to join the local network even if the DHCP provider is down.

Specify whether an interface should be automatically activated at boot time with the Active on Boot check box for that device. You may manually activate a network interface at any time after the system has booted.

[Note] Modem Configuration

The Network Configuration screen does not list modems. Configure these devices after installation with either the Internet Configuration Wizard or Network Cnfiguration utility. The settings for your modem are specific to your particular Internet Service Provider (ISP).

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