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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Type "http://192.168.168.168/" in the address bar of your web browser and press "Enter." This will open the SonicWALL login page.
Type "admin" in the space next to "Username." Enter "password" in the "Password" field. This will transfer you to the "Firewall Access" page.
Select "Access Rules" followed by "Rule Wizard" located in the upper-right corner. This will start the Access Rule Wizard.
Select "Public Server Rule" from the menu and click "Next."
Choose the type of server you want to run from the drop-down menu.
Type the IP address of your server. Select the destination interface from the drop-down menu and click the "Next" button.
Click the "Apply" button. You have now opened up a port in your SonicWALL device.
Tips and warnings
- Check the rule for accuracy before logging out.
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