A "Demilitarized Zone" (DMZ) allows a particular interface or computer to have direct access to everything a router forwards to it without any firewall interference or network address translator (NAT) to mask the true identity of the computer. This becomes useful when you want to host something such as an HTTP server or FTP server. Your SonicWall router contains its DMZ settings in its management user interface's network settings.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Computer with a SonicWall router connected
Open your browser on your computer and write your router's Internet address into the address bar. Press "Enter."
Click "Network" and select "Interfaces."
Look next to the Ethernet adaptor for which you would like to configure DMZ and look for an icon of a pencil on paper. Click this icon to configure your adaptor.
Select "DMZ" under "Zone." Select "Static" under "IP Assignment." Write your computer's IP address under "IP Address." Write your computer's subnet mask under "Subnet Mask." Write a description for this configuration under "Comment."
Click the "OK" button to apply these changes.
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