Dell SonicWALL TZ500, TZ500 W - TZ Series Firewalls Quick Start Guide

Dell SonicWALL TZ500, TZ500 W - TZ Series Firewalls Quick Start Guide

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Dell SonicWALL TZ500, TZ500 W - TZ Series Firewalls Quick Start Guide

Front and Back Panels

Front Panel
Front Panel Overview

USB / SSD port
External USB and SSD hard drive support

Wireless (W0) LED
(TZ500 W only) Indicates 802.11 b/g/n/ac security status

Ethernet Port Status (X0-X7)
Top - Provides 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port status Bottom - Provides 1 Gbps Ethernet port status

Wireless LAN LED
(TZ500 W only) Indicates 802.11 b/g/n/ac activity

Service LED
For future use

Power LED
Indicates Power Supply status

Test LED
Fast blinking - Initializing
Slow blinking - SafeMode

Rear Panel
Rear Panel Overview

Antenna Screws (3)
(TZ500 W only) Provides wireless capabilities to the Dell SonicWALL appliance

Center Antenna Screw
(TZ500 W only) The center antenna screw is only compatible with the enclosed center antenna

Power Supply
Provides power to the Dell SonicWALL appliance

Reset Button
Press and hold for several seconds to set the appliance into Safe Mode

X1 Port
For WAN access

X0 Port
For LAN access

X2 - X7 Ports
Configurable ports

Console Port
Access the SonicOS Command Line Interface (CLI) using a compatible CLI cable

Check package contents

Verify that your package has the following contents:

  • Dell SonicWALL appliance
  • Antennas (3) (TZ500 W appliance only)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Standard power adaptor
  • Standard power cord
  • Serial console cable
  • Quick Start Guide

information NOTE: The included power cord is approved for use only in specific countries or regions. Before using a power cord, verify that it is rated and approved for use in your location.

Power on

  • Connect the antennas to the appliance. Note that the center antenna is labeled and is only compatible with the center antenna screw.
    (TZ500 W appliance only)
  • Connect the power adaptor to the appliance and to the power cable. Plug the power cable into an appropriate outlet (100-240 volts AC).
    Power on - Step 1 - Connect the power adaptor
  • The TZ appliance powers on and the Test LED blinks during the boot sequence.
    Power on - Step 2 - Test LED Indication


Only use the included power adapter with this appliance. Do not use a power adapter that is damaged or from another appliance.

Connect the interfaces

  • Connect the WAN interface (X1) to your Internet connection using a standard Ethernet cable.
  • Connect the LAN interface (X0) to your computer using a standard Ethernet cable.
    Connect the LAN interface (X0) to your computer

Run the Setup Wizard

  • Navigate to https://192.168.168.168 on your Web browser.
    Run the Setup Wizard - Step 1

information TIP: Your computer should be using DHCP IP addressing.

  • Click on the link in "To launch the Dell SonicWALL Setup Wizard, click here."
    Run the Setup Wizard - Step 2
  • The SonicOS Startup Guide opens.
    Run the Setup Wizard - Step 3
  • Click Next and follow the prompts in the Startup Guide pages that follow.
  • Enter the TZ appliance administrator credentials to change the password, if you wish. Click Next.

information NOTE: The default administrator credentials are Username: admin Password: password

  • The automatic WAN IP settings are displayed. Click Next.
    Run the Setup Wizard - Step 4

information NOTE: For manual configuration, refer to the latest SonicOS Administration Guide.

  • The new IP Configuration is displayed. Click Done.

Configuring Wireless LAN settings

  • Log in to your TZ appliance and click the Wizards icon.
  • Select the radio button for the Wireless Guide wizard.
    Configuring Wireless LAN settings
  • Click Next and follow the prompts in the Wireless Guide wizard.

For more information and complete procedures, refer to the latest SonicOS Administration Guide.

Register product

  • Point your browser to the appliance LAN IP address (default https://192.168.168.168) and log in using the administrator credentials.
  • Click Register on the System > Status page under Security Services.
    Register product - Step 1

information TIP: Registering the appliance from SonicOS requires that DNS Server settings are configured on the WAN (X1) interface.

  • Log in using your MySonicWALL account name and password. If you do not have a MySonicWALL account, click the Create MySonicWALL account link to create an account.
    Register product - Step 2
  • MySonicWALL directly obtains the necessary information from the TZ appliance. When finished, you will see a message that registration has been completed. Click Continue.
    Register product - Step 3

information NOTE: Your appliance must be registered to download the latest firmware.

Get the latest firmware

  • In a Web browser, navigate to http://www.mysonicwall.com
  • Click Downloads and select TZ500 or TZ500 W Firmware from the Software Type menu. Click the link for the firmware you want and save the file to a location on your computer.
  • On the TZ appliance, navigate to the System > Settingspage. Click the Upload New Firmware button.
  • Click the Browse button to navigate to and select the firmware you just downloaded.
    Get the latest firmware
  • Click Upload and wait for the upload to complete.
  • In the Firmware Management Table, click the Boot icon for your new firmware.

Mounting the TZ appliance


Do not mount the appliance on the ceiling, it is not designed for secure ceiling mounting.

For optional wall mounting, you need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Drill with appropriate size bit
  • For mounting on drywall:
    • Two #6 pan-head screws, 1 inch long (7mm diameter head, 25mm long)
    • Two wall anchors
  • For mounting on solid wood or metal:
    • Two #6 pan-head wood or machine screws, 1 inch long (7mm diameter head, 25mm long)

To mount the appliance on the wall:

  1. Drill two holes 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) apart in the wall where you want to mount the appliance.
  2. If using wall anchors, insert a wall anchor into each hole.
  3. Insert a screw into each wall anchor (into each hole if not using wall anchors), leaving 3/16 inches (0.45 cm) of the screws exposed (including screw head).
  4. Position the appliance mounting slots over the screws and press in and down until the appliance is securely mounted.

Videos

Dell SonicWALL TZ 500 Out of the Box Setup Video

Documents / Resources

References

Download manual

Here you can download full pdf version of manual, it may contain additional safety instructions, warranty information, FCC rules, etc.

Download Dell SonicWALL TZ500, TZ500 W - TZ Series Firewalls Quick Start Guide

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