6.3. Installation TCP/IP Configuration
The installation program is network-aware and can use network
settings for a number of functions. For instance, you can install
Fedora from a network server using FTP, HTTP, or
NFS protocols. You can also instruct the
installation program to consult additional software repositories
later in the process.
By default, the installation program uses DHCP to automatically
provide network settings. If you use a cable or DSL modem,
router, firewall, or other network hardware to communicate with
the Internet, DHCP is a suitable option. In a business
environment, consult with your network administrators for
appropriate settings. If your network has no DHCP server, clear
the check box labeled Use dynamic IP configuration
The installation program supports only the IPv4 protocol.
Refer also to Chapter 9, Network Configuration for more
information on configuring your network.
||DHCP Responses Take Time
If you select options for a protocol not used on your network,
or vice versa, it may take additional time to receive network
settings from the DHCP server.
These settings apply only during the installation process. The
installation program allows you to configure the final network
You can install from a Web, FTP, or NFS server either on your
local network or, if you are connected, on the Internet. You may
install Fedora from your own private mirror, or use one of the
public mirrors maintained by members of the community. To ensure
that the connection is as fast and reliable as possible, use a
server that is close to your own geographical location.
The Fedora Project maintains a list of Web and FTP public mirrors, sorted
by region, at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mirrors. To determine the
complete directory path for the installation files, add
to the path shown on the web page. A correct mirror location for
i386 system resembles the URL