We were at a client site who had an old SonicWall that they had now found a use for on their network. But of course, they no longer knew any of its original settings and it wasn't giving out DHCP. A reset to factory default was required.
So how do you do this if you find yourself in the same position? We tell you how.
- Located on the back of the SonicWall is a tiny hole. We're going to need a trusty paperclip.
- Power off the SonicWall.
- Insert the paperclip into the reset hole and hold the reset button whilst you power the unit on.
- Hold the button until the spanner light starts flashing.
- Take the paperclip out of the hole.
- Connect your computer to the LAN port on the SonicWall and connect to the following IP address (you may need to set up your computer to use a static IP): 192.168.168.168
- The SafeMode management display will appear.
- Click the boot icon for "Current Firmware with Factory Default Settings".
- The SonicWall will reboot back to its original factory settings.
- You can then access via its default IP address of 192.168.168.168 and begin configuration.
Please beware. We cannot be held responsible for any damage or data loss caused by performing these steps on your own.
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