I am struggling to set up a static IP on Wicked Service, which is required in the steps to complete this guide (as it provides ifup).
When I change to Wicked from NetworkManager and set a dynamic IP address, the wifi connects and I am able to access the internet. This is not the case when I set a static IP. I chose the same IP as the output from:
nmcli dev show wlo1
and used that subnet mask (all from IPv4). Output from
sudo ifup wlo1
returns a status of up for both dynamic and static IP addresses.
Where could I be going wrong? Also, the network and sharing icon is no longer visible on the KDE taskbar after the switch to Wicked.
I may add that when you say you used the same IP address as was used when using NetworkManager, that might not be a good idea. When you used (with NM) HDCP, you got the IP address from the pool of the DHCP server (probably your router). You can not use that address as a fixed address, because that may clash when your router gives that address to another system in your LAN. You must choose a fixed P address inside the subnet, but outside the pool of the DHCP server.
And when you do not even know the address of your router, you probably have not filled it then in in YaST > Network Settings when defining your default gateway. Thus you have no route to go outside your LAN.
And did you fill in de DNS server part of the Network Settings Configuration?
Then you seem to worry about someone seeing the IP address you use. This will make the discussion pretty difficult. When we talk about the IP address you used and you ten say [ADDRESS] and when you the talk about the adddress of the router and call that again ADDRESS}, we are stuck.
Is that really so vulnerable?
I have the idea that you did not fill in half of what is needed (and that maybe wrong). As long as you only say that you tried to configure your system with a fixed IP address using wicked in YaST, but without any deatail, we, that can not look over your shoulder, are pretty helpless in trying to help.