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Re: Help, windows dummy has bought one. I need it for a job or 100

On Tue, 7 May 2019 18:47:50 -0400
Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Greetings all;
> First it doesn't have a clue what to do with a wired network.
> It sure wants to hook up to all the neighborhoods wifi, all of which
> are secured.
> Second, its like stretch seems locked to ipv6 but its ipv4 for at
> least a hundred miles in any direction from  my 10-20 in North
> Central WV.
> Third, I can't find a place to enter a netmask route or gateway, its
> been sleeping with dhcp for way too long.
> I finally find what sort of looks like the old xp network configurator
> but it error beeps at me to the entry of any address on my local net
> that isn't already taken.
> So how do I convince this brand new unibody HP to use a static wired 
> network setup? 
> In the FWIW category, it takes winders 10 about 10x longer to boot
> than any of my linux machines. Makes me wonder if they should have
> named it window-0.1 because it is boringly slow.
Shouldn't. I have a W10 netbook, though I'm not familiar with it, it
had Debian installed within a week. Boot (from definitely off) is less
than thirty seconds. Booting should not be held up by network issues.

Open up the properties of the Ethernet adaptor, select TCP/IPv4,
Properties, then untick the automatic options. You should be able to
enter values in the address, mask and gateway boxes, and specify DNS
servers below. It shouldn't need a reboot.