How to Open a Port on SonicWALL

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How to Open a Port on SonicWALL
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Online gaming is a popular pastime for the tech savvy as well as the technology challenged. It is not uncommon for users to have to open ports in order to connect to a gaming website. These ports must be opened to transfer information from your device to the site. You can configure SonicWALL to open ports using the Access Rule Wizard.

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  1. 1

    Type "" in the address bar of your web browser and press "Enter." This will open the SonicWALL login page.

  2. 2

    Type "admin" in the space next to "Username." Enter "password" in the "Password" field. This will transfer you to the "Firewall Access" page.

  3. 3

    Select "Access Rules" followed by "Rule Wizard" located in the upper-right corner. This will start the Access Rule Wizard.

  4. 4

    Select "Public Server Rule" from the menu and click "Next."

  5. 5

    Choose the type of server you want to run from the drop-down menu.

  6. 6

    Type the IP address of your server. Select the destination interface from the drop-down menu and click the "Next" button.

  7. 7

    Click the "Apply" button. You have now opened up a port in your SonicWALL device.

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  • Check the rule for accuracy before logging out.

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