How to Download the Sonicpoint Images by Specifying the URL Manually
03/26/2020 7 11456
This article provides how to specify the URL for downloading the sonicpoint images if SonicWall doesn't have internet connectivity.
Step 1: The Download URL section provides fields for specifying the URL address of a site for downloading the SonicPoint images. SonicOS Enhanced 5.0 and higher does not contain an image of the SonicPoint firmware.
Step 2: If your SonicWall appliance has Internet connectivity, it will automatically download the correct version of the SonicPoint image from the SonicWall server when you connect a SonicPoint device.
Step 3: If your SonicWall appliance does not have Internet access, or has access only through a proxy server, you must manually specify a URL for the SonicPoint firmware. You do not need to include the http:// prefix, but you do need to include the filename at the end of the URL. The filename should have a .bin extension.
Here are examples using an IP address and a domain name:
Example 1: 192.168.168.10/imagepath/sonicpoint.bin
Example 2: software.SonicWall.com/applications/sonicpoint/sonicpoint.bin
If your SonicWall appliance does not have Internet access, or has access only through a proxy server, you must perform the following steps:
Step 1: Download the SonicPoint image from http://www.mySonicWall.com to a local system with Internet access.
You can download the SonicPoint image from one of the following locations:
– On the same page where you can download the SonicOS Enhanced firmware
– On the Download Center page, by selecting SonicPoint in the Type drop-down menu.
Step 2: Load the SonicPoint image onto a local Web server that is reachable by your SonicWall appliance. You can change the file name of the SonicPoint image, but you should keep the extension in tact (ex: .bin.sig).
Step 3: In the SonicOS user interface on your SonicWall appliance, in the navigation pane, click System and then click Administration.
Step 4: In the System | Administration screen, under Download URL, click the Manually specify SonicPoint image URL checkbox to enable it.
Step 5 In the text box, type the URL for the SonicPoint image file on your local Web server.
NOTE: When typing the URL for the SonicPoint image file, do NOT include “http://” in the text box.
Step 6 Click on "Accept".