This article covers initial setup procedures for a SonicWall firewall. Please note, using the first time install wizard is recommended, however, the below information assists with manually setting up the SonicWall for the first time.
Cabling the SonicWall as a Network Gateway
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.
Setup the SonicWall as an Network Gateway to provide secure access for wired and wireless users
By providing secure network access to private networks such as LAN or DMZ.
Access to the Internet through a Cable modem, DSL modem or a 3G/4G modem.
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 the SonicWall.
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 SonicWall management login page the default Admin username and password is: admin/password.
Use the SonicWall startup wizard for the first time setup of a SonicWall
At SonicWall launch page, to run the Setup Wizard, click herelink.
Click Next at the Welcome to the SonicOS Setup Wizard page.
If you need to setup a Access Point, you can run the Wireless Wizard after the Setup Wizard.
At Change Administrator Password page
You can change the Administratorpassword (Recommended).
The default Administrator username is: admin The default Administrator password is: password
At Change Time Zone page
Select a time zone from the time zone drop down and click Next .
At WAN Network Mode page
Select the option Cable/Mode-based Connections for DHCP assigned IP addresses (Recommended setting).
Select the option Router-based Connections for Static IP address and Netmask.
At LAN Setting page
Accept the LAN setting defaults (Recommended) or enter your IP address and Netmask.
At SonicWall Configuration Summary page
Review the configuration summary.
At Setup Wizard Complete page
In the SonicOS click Monitor in the top navigation menu and then Current Status | System Status.
To register, click one of the Registerlinks takes you to the License Management Page.
To register your SonicWall from the License Management page
Enter your MySonicWall username, password at the License Management page.
If you don’t have an existing MySonicWall account, create one by going to mysonicwall.com.