Thursday, May 1, 2014

Reset SonicWall NSA 4500 to Factory Default Configuration

SonicWall NSA 4500 is Next-Generation Firewall features integrate intrusion prevention, gateway
anti-virus, anti-spyware and URL filtering with application intelligence and control, and SSL decryption to
block threats from entering the network and provide granular application control without compromising performance.

Here is the steps to reset SonicWall to factory default configuration:

SonicWALL security appliance has a special SafeMode which allows you to quickly recover from uncertain configuration states with a simplified management interface that includes the same settings available on the System > Settings page.

Step 1. 

Connect your management station to a LAN port (NSA 4500 is X0 port) on the SonicWALL security appliance and configure you management workstation IP address to 192.168.168.20/24.


Step 2. 

Use a narrow, straight object, like a straightened paper clip or a toothpick, to press and hold the reset button on the back of the security appliance for five to ten seconds. The reset button is in a small hole next to the console port or next to the power supply, depending on your SonicWALL security appliance model. 
The Test light starts blinking when the SonicWALL security appliance has rebooted into SafeMode.

Step 3. 

Connect to the SonicWALL management interface: Point the Web browser on your Workstation to 192.168.168.168. The SafeMode management interface displays. Choose Current firmware with Factory Default Settings and boot device.


Step 4. 

After system rebooted and came back online, using browser navigator to http://192.168.168.168 and log into authentication page with following default username/password based on your SonicWall device model:
The following list provides the factory default administrator (admin) username, password and IP address for all categories of SonicWALL appliances.
 NOTE: All IP addresses listed are in the 255.255.255.0 subnet mask.
Product
Default Username
Default Password
Default IP Address
SonicWALL FIREWALL (UTM) APPLIANCES
admin
password
192.168.168.168
SonicWALL CONTENT SECURITY MANAGER (CSM) APPLIANCES
admin
password
192.168.168.168
SonicWALL SMB SSL-VPN APPLIANCES
admin
password
192.168.200.1
SonicWALL Aventail EX Series SSL-VPN Appliances
admin (AMC), 
root (CLI)
Defined during 
initial configuration.
192.168.0.10 
(on internal interface)
SonicWALL  EMAIL SECURITY APPLIANCES
admin
password
192.168.168.169
SonicWALL CONTINUOUS DATA PROTECTION (CDP) APPLIANCES
admin
password
192.168.168.169
SonicWALL SonicPoint appliance
admin
password
192.168.1.20

Step 5. 

Check the default configuration.









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