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SonicWall TZ300 Out of the Box

Description

This article explains how to set up a TZ300 SonicWall appliance for the first time. Setting up a new TZ300 SonicWall involves the following steps:

  • Check the package contents
  • Power on the appliance
  • Connect the interfaces
  • Run the setup wizard
  • Register the product
  • Get the latest firmware

The following video provides a helpful overview of setting up the TZ300.

 

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SonicWall TZ300 out of the Box Video

The SonicWall TZ300 package includes the following:

  • SonicWall TZ300
  • One Ethernet Cable
  • One Power Adapter
  • One Power Cord

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NOTE: The included power cord is approved for use only in specific countries and regions. Before using a power cord, verify that it is rated and approved for use in your location.

 Front and Back Views of the SonicWall TZ300

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SonicWall TZ300 Port Descriptions

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Cabling the SonicWall TZ300 as a Network Gateway

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  • Locate the SonicWall ports X0 and X1, port X0 is also label as LAN and port X1 is also label as WAN.
  • Connect your Internet access device such as a cable or DSL modem to SonicWall WAN (X1 port).
  • Connect SonicWall LAN (X0 port) to your laptop or PC or to a Network Switch that to which your network devices such as PCs, game consoles, Smart TVs, etc are connected.
  • Other ports such as X2, X3   can be assign to other networks.

 

SonicWall cabling scenarios

Cabling scenario 1

  • Cable a PC directly to the SonicWall LAN port
  • Cable a DSL or Cable modem to the WAN port for Internet access

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Cabling scenario 2

  • Cable a Network Switch directly to the SonicWall LAN port
  • Connect PCs, Printers, Games Consoles, Smart TVs, and other Network Devices to the Network Switch
  • Cable a DSL or Cable modem to the WAN port for Internet access

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SonicWall TZ300 Power On

  • Appliance powers on and the orange LED blinks during the boot sequence. This process may take up to 2 minutes.

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Access the SonicWall Admin User Interface

  • Connect a PC to the SonicWall LAN (X0) interface or a network switch connected to the LAN interface. You will automatically receive an IP address from the SonicWall appliance.
  • Open a browser to https://192.168.168.168 for access to theSonicWall. 

 

SonicWall TZ300 setup wizard walk through:

  • For the first time access as the Admin user, you will be offered a choice to use a Setup Wizard or go directly to the SonicWall management interface.
  • At the Setup Wizard Launch Page, click the Setup Wizard link here

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At the Setup Wizard Welcome Page

  • Press Next

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At the Admin Credentials page

The Admin default login credentials are:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: password

If your wish to change the password for the Admin user, you can do this here. This is recommended to keep the Admin user secure.

  • Press Next

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IP Configuration page

  • The WAN Interface will detect for a DHCP server to retrieve its IP configurations.
  • If no DHCP server is detected or if you wish to enter static IP parameters then click on the link Manual Config.
  • The DHCP method is preferred, use the Manual Configuration method only if needed.
  • Press Next

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IP Configuration success page

  • The IP configuration for the WAN interface is complete and the Setup Wizard is done
  • Press Done

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Test Internet Connectivity

  • Check for Internet connectivity after the Setup Wizard has initialized the SonicWall
  • On the SonicWall management interface, go to System | Diagnostics, scroll down to Diagnostic Tools and select Check Network Settings.
  • Under Check Network Settings | General Network Connections, select the appropriate check boxes and Test buttons. You should get successful test responses, but if you get errors the most common cause is a misconfigured cable connection.

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Register your SonicWall

  • To Register, click on one of the Register links shown.

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  • To register your SonicWall from the License Management page, enter your MySonicWall username, password and click Submit.
  • MySonicWallCreate accountCreate Account Register

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  • Fill in the Create Account popup and click the Register button to create a MySonicWall account

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