static ip address from XFCE GUI

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http://askubuntu.com – I'm interested in the IOGear Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter as a wifi adapter. The fine manual states: Installation without WPS - Mac Step 1: Turn off your computer’s wireless connection (if applicable) and disconnect the Ethernet cable currently connect to your computer (if applicable). Step 2: Use both the included RJ-45 Ethernet cable and the USB cable to connect the WiFi adapter with your computer. Step 3: Set your computer with a static IP address. a. Open system preferences and select “Network”. b. Select your Ethernet connection in the left pane. Next change configure to Manual a (HowTos)