Network configuration in Void Linux can be done in several ways. The default installation comes with the dhcpcd(8) service enabled.

Interface Names

Newer versions of udev(7) no longer use the traditional Linux naming scheme for interfaces (eth0, eth1, wlan0, ...).

This behavior can be reverted by adding net.ifnames=0 to the kernel cmdline.

Static Configuration

A simple way to configure a static network at boot is to add the necessary ip(8) commands to the /etc/rc.local file:

ip link set dev eth0 up
ip addr add brd + dev eth0
ip route add default via


To run dhcpcd(8) on all interfaces, enable the dhcpcd service.

To run dhcpcd only on a specific interface, copy the dhcpcd-eth0 service and modify it to match your interface:

$ ip link show
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: enp3s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
        link/ether ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff brd ff:ff:ff:f
# cp -R /etc/sv/dhcpcd-eth0 /etc/sv/dhcpcd-enp3s0
# sed -i 's/eth0/enp3s0/' /etc/sv/dhcpcd-enp3s0/run
# ln -s /etc/sv/dhcpcd-enp3s0 /var/service/

For more information on configuring dhcpcd, refer to dhcpcd.conf(5)


Before using wireless networking, use rfkill(8) to check whether the relevant interfaces are soft- or hard-blocked.

Void provides several ways to connect to wireless networks: