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How can I reset the firewall to factory default settings from the GUI?
03/26/2020 1559 51656
This article explains how to factory reset a SonicWall without accessing in Safe Mode if you need to re-configure the firewall from scratch due to settings corruption or for other reasons.
If the GUI is not accessible, please consult this KB article: How To Put the SonicWall into Safe Mode and boot the current firmware with Factory Default Settings.
- Navigate to Manage | Updates | Firmware & Backups.
- Click Create Backup and select Local Back up (This will save the settings you are currently running on Sonic Wall).
- Please click on the drop down arrow with boot option for current firmware and click Boot current firmware with Factory Default Configuration.
- The firewall will now reboot and it will be accessible on IP Address 192.168.168.168: please, change your NIC's configuration to reach the firewall now.