Configuring Network Settings with sysinstall

The simplest way to configure your Ethernet card, and probably the most familiar-looking to anyone who's gone through this process on a Windows machine or Macintosh, is our buddy sysinstall. The first time you ask sysinstall to do anything that requires a network connection (a net installation of the system, browsing packages, or various other tasks), it will bring up the network configuration window, in which you can set the TCP/IP options for your Ethernet card visually.

An easy way to get to this screen—if you're already up and running multiuser and not in the initial system installation process—is to run /stand/sysinstall, select “Configure” from the main menu, and scroll down to the “Media” option. ...

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