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I am currently trying to set my Raspberry Pi's IP address to static, and it works until I reboot and I have to run sudo ifdown eth0; ifup eth0. I have set eth0 to static and have currently got the following configuration for it:

broadcast 192.168.0.250
address   192.168.0.250
submask   255.255.255.0
gateway   192.168.0.1
  • Is your static address and broadcast address really supposed to be the same? Also can you post your /etc/network/interfaces and the output of the ifconfig file - edit your question don't add it as a comment. – Steve Robillard Dec 15 '15 at 22:01
  • I'm relatively new to the Raspberry Pi and I had seen two different tutorials using two different things, so I set them both and it worked. Do I not need to have them both? – user38293 Dec 15 '15 at 22:02
  • include a link to the tutorial you followed as well please. The pi is not normally the broadcast server for a network, that is usually the role of your router. – Steve Robillard Dec 15 '15 at 22:04
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    Possible duplicate of How do I set up networking/WiFi/Static IP – Milliways Dec 15 '15 at 22:04
  • If you are new to the Pi why not use dhcp and leave it to the router to do the right thing. – Steve Robillard Dec 15 '15 at 22:06
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Okay, you made an error on broadcast. It's supposed to be 192.168.0.255.

Source (RFC919)

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