How to Open a Port on SonicWALL
Managing ports on a firewall is often a common task for those who want to get the most out of their home network. For example, if you want to connect to a gaming website, you will need to open specific ports to allow the game server access to your computer through the firewall. Opening ports on a SonicWALL does not take long if you use its built-in Access Rules Wizard. You will need your SonicWALL admin password to do this.
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 & Warnings
- Check the rule for accuracy before logging out.