How can I configure the SonicWall WAN / X1 Interface with Static IP address?
12/20/2019 1156 46907
Configuring the SonicWall WAN interface (X1 by default) with Static IP address provided by the ISP. (Other WAN configuration: DHCP, PPPoE, PPTP or L2TP)
EXAMPLE:In this article we are using the following IP addresses provided by the ISP:
WAN IP: 184.108.40.206
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 220.127.116.11
DNS Server 1: 18.104.22.168
DNS Server 2: 22.214.171.124
Static mode is used if the ISP has assigned a static IP address.
- Login to the SonicWall Management Interface. (If you are configuring the SonicWall for the first time, the default Lan IP is http://192.168.168.168).
- Once you are logged into SonicWall , please clickMANAGE option on the top bar and then please navigate to NETWORK | Interfaces .
- Click Configure for the WAN interface (X1 by default.), the Edit Interface window is displayed.
- Under IP address, choose Static from the drop down menu. Enter the static IP address and Subnet Mask given by the ISP.
- Enter the Default Gateway given by the ISP.
- Under the DNS server settings, enter the DNS server IP address given by the ISP.
- If you want to enable remote management of the SonicWall security appliance from this interface, select the supported management protocol(s):HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, Ping, SNMP, and/or SSH.
- If you want to allow selected users with limited management rights to log in to the security appliance, select HTTP and/or HTTPS in User Login.
- Click OK and check to see if the settings have been updated.
How to test the connectivity:
- On the SonicWall, click please click INVESTIGATE option on the top bar and then please navigate to TOOLS | SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS .
- Ping your ISP’s Default Gateway or any IP that is pingable on the Internet (e.g. 126.96.36.199).
- Also try to ping a website (eg: www.google.com) to ensure that the DNS resolution is working.