How to reset the password for sonicwall

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How to reset the password for sonicwall
Changing the default password on your firewall protects from unauthorised access. (spam zapper image by Robert Young from

SonicWALL is a firewall application that protects your home or office network from unauthorised access. The SonicWALL firewall comes with an administrator console that allows you to change the password. The administrator password is set by default by the SonicWALL manufacturer, but changing it provides better protection. Changing the password stops hackers from guessing the password on your firewall and changing its setting.

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  1. 1

    Click the Windows "Start" button and click "All Programs." Click "SonicWALL" in the list of program groups and then click "SonicWALL Administrator" to open your admin console.

  2. 2

    Enter "admin" for the username and "password" as the default password. These are the default settings for your SonicWALL console.

  3. 3

    Click "Change" in the "Administrator Name" section. This opens a new dialogue window where you change the default password.

  4. 4

    Enter the old password in the "Old Password" text box. Enter your new password in the "New Password" text box. Enter it a second time in the confirmation text box.

  5. 5

    Click "OK" to save your settings. Close the administrator console. The next time you open the console, you need to use the new password.

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