I have performed change to static IP in order to be able to hard-code it when connecting to my desktop. While the change was happening (it took a while) I opened another tab and unit was responding with a fresh dashboard. The waiting tab refreshed.
Last direction from the machine was to perform the reboot. I obliged.
Post reboot, the trouble starts and is still the present state.
Post reboot, the Avahi Zeroconf Browser detects the unit coming on line with correct static IP and port 80 visible. There are few other ports that open on the same IP address. Network utility on unity desktop also sees the machine with the correct name.
However, I cannot connect to the dashboard (using the name of the machine, not IP). PING does not execute at all (100% dropped packets). After about 2-5 minutes (did not exactly time it) the machine is still visible on Avahi dashboard, however, if sub-item is chosen it responds with timeout error and additional information (port, etc.)
At no time can I access the unit's data or dashboard.
I did not perform any recovery procedures yet.
Any help and direction is appreciated.