I've tried using the method in arch linux beginners' guide, under 2. Install, 2.2.1 Wired, but it didn't work, granted there's one step I didn't quite understand, which is the last step:

Edit resolv.conf, substituting your name servers' IP addresses and your local domain   name: 

I don't think that method would've worked, since it says it's for if you have a static IP, but my ISP assigned me a dynamic one.

I've also tried systemctl stop dhcpcd.service, ip link set *myethernetdev* up, systemctl start dhcpcd@*myethernetdev*. That gave me an error, but I never wrote it down. If anyone could help me out here, I would really appreciate it, thanks...

1 Answer 1


You need to add your DNS to /etc/resolv.conf, not your external IP address. You are free to use Google's DNS, so you contents of /etc/resolv.conf should be as following:


Other than that, you did not provide any information on how you need to connect to your internet. If you have a router on your network then starting dhcpcd.service is usually enough to do assuming there is DHCP server running on your router (which is the case most of the time).

  • In /etc/resolv.conf there's also a line that look something like this: search <domain.tld> What do I add in there? May 10, 2014 at 17:45
  • If your computer is not part of a domain, then comment this line out or remove it, it's not needed. Also, it is likely that resolv.conf will be configured/overwritten by dhcpcd, so first try only running that.
    – phoops
    May 10, 2014 at 17:48
  • Ok, sorry, just want to clarify here. Boot from the CD, systemctl stop dhcpcd.service, then systemctl start dhcpcd@myethernetdev and then edit the /etc/resolv.conf file accordingly? May 10, 2014 at 18:01
  • No. Boot from cd, and execute systemctl start dhcpd or just dhcpcd. That's it.
    – phoops
    May 10, 2014 at 18:07
  • Sorry, should've specified that I've already tried these and they didn't work. May 10, 2014 at 20:39

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.