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This page allows you to customise your network settings. Designed for advanced users only, do not attempt to modify any settings in this page if you are unfamiliar with IPv4 - the wrong value may make you lose network connectivity!
Any detected Network Interface Card (NIC) will be displayed in this panel.
This table provides some useful bits and information about the networking aspect of your computer. Highlighting possible areas for tweaking. Things of general interest are
- Interface Name. Gives you the name of the interface. In the above example, it's eth0.
- Driver. Tells you the Linux driver used for your network card. This entry basically identifies the network interface card on your machines.
- Version. Tells you the version of the Linux driver. Sometimes there are bugs/features in certain versions. This entry gives you the version number so you can pick the right kernel for your needs.
- HWaddr, or Hardware Address for short. This is a unique identifier that is tied to your NIC. Useful if you want to assign a static IP address to your machine.
- MTU, Size of the largest network layer protocol data unit that can be communicated in a single network transaction. Anything bigger than 1500 is considered Jumbo Frames. You need a Jumbo Frame enable network switch to use this feature.1
Configure your network settings in this panel. It is best to leave the default settings alone unless you know what you are doing. You have the option of specifying a static IP address for your SnakeoilOS machine. The advantage of doing this is one less running process, as well as a slightly faster boot up time.
Any unused network cards can be disabled here also to speed up the boot up time.
- Jumbo frames and 802.3ad options are not enabled at the moment, but will included in a future version of Snakeoil.
- Wifi dongles or cards do not work with SnakeoilOS. To control this machine with your wireless device, please connect the computer to a wireless access point.