I am setting up an Arch/Manjaro-based machine that only occasionally will be connected to network. I.e. most of the time its Ethernet card is disconnected.
I run into this curious problem - when I try to use networking commands the interface is down (I sit next to it with my laptop that has a Wi-Fi Internet connection). So I am not sure if it is working properly.
- How do I set up the network without an Ethernet connection present so that when I finally plug in a cable I can be sure that the address will be 192.168.1.1?