Wired connection without internet

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Hey guys, Hopefully this is a quick and simple question. I'm running F17 and I need to connect my machine to a local group of computers tied together with a network switch. I have a wireless connection that has internet access, but I'd also like my wired connection to these other machines so I can send UDP packets to them. When I attempt to activate the wired connection from the network settings UI, it reads "Connecting..." for a while, fails to connect to the internet (because there is no internet connectivity on this switch) and disconnects my wired interface. If I c (HowTos)