Configure a Static IP Address on Fedora 24-25


This tutorial covers setting up a static IP address for a wireless connection on Fedora 24/25.

This static IP address is for use locally within a home network.


You will need:

  • Fedora 24 or 25
  • A wireless card or Ethernet connection


Find the Available Connections

1. Run the following command to see the available connections:
$ nmcli connection show

In my case I’m already using a wireless connection named ‘motherbase

Edit the Connection

2. Run the following command to edit the connection in the Network Manager Command Line Interface (nmcli) Tool:
$ nmcli connection edit motherbase

Set the Static IPv4 Address

3. Run the following command to set the static IP address (use whatever IP address you prefer):
nmcli > set ipv4.addresses

Note: nmcli will ask if you want to also set ipv4.methods to ‘manual‘ instead of the default ‘auto’. Enter ‘yes

Update the DNS Servers (optional)

4. Run the following command to set your DNS servers to Google’s:
nmcli > set ipv4.dns,

I use Google’s DNS servers because my IPS’s crap out from time to time

Verify the Settings

5. Run the following command to print out all of the settings, and verify their values are set properly:
nmcli > print

Save the Settings

6. Run the following command to save the settings if they all appear to be correct:
nmcli > save persistent

Restart Network Manager

7. Run the following command to restart the Network Manager so the changes take effect:
$ sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager

Check Network Interfaces to Verify the Static IP Address

8. Run the following command to check that the static IP address is set:
$ ifconfig

My wireless interface (wlp2s0) is now using an IP address (inet) of