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Its seems my Raspberry Pi's Network Preferences program stores its connections in somewhere other then /etc/network/interfaces , where exactly is that information stored at?

I was told it was in /etc/NetworkManager/, but that folder don't exist.

PS: I am using the Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian.

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It should be in /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf.

  • Problem is that when I changed my static ip address via Network Preferences, there was no change in the /etc/network/interfaces file. So it is likely also in another place, I think. – user3346931 Jul 14 '15 at 18:41
  • @needoriginalname Tell me about your setup. What's that you're trying to configure ? Is it wifi module or LAN ? – dhruvvyas90 Jul 14 '15 at 18:48
  • Wifi, Its basically a clean setup. I already got the Wifi setup via wpa_supplicant, I had to fill that out manual as the gui does not play nicely with hidden networks. What I want to do is still have the Network Preferences still control how the network works, but I need it to have a pre-set static IP address, and not get one from DHCP. While stilling get the other information from the DHCP. – user3346931 Jul 14 '15 at 19:04
  • You can't use static and dynamic address on the same interface. It sounds like you may want to look into setting up a DHCP Reservation. – CrackerJack9 Oct 13 '15 at 13:05
  • Yes, reserving an IP address for a particular MAC (hardware address) is something that (some) modem/routers offer - you have to do it in the routers setup though - typically via a web-browser to the IP address of the router from a connected PC (or Pi) - which IS easier to do via a temporary wired network connection! Then allow the relevant device to use DHCP after all. – SlySven Dec 18 '15 at 22:53
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You can follow these steps to change the network configuration.

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    Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Steve Robillard Dec 19 '15 at 2:09

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