You can use the Web Setup Wizard to set up a basic configuration on any Firebox X e-Series or WatchGuard XTM device.
Posted by Samuel Turi on 03 May 2011 11:24 AM

You can use the Web Setup Wizard to set up a basic configuration on any Firebox X e-Series or WatchGuard XTM device.


The Web Setup Wizard automatically configures the Firebox or XTM device for mixed routing mode.

To use the Web Setup Wizard, you must make a direct network connection to the Firebox or XTM device and use a web browser to start the wizard. When you configure your Firebox or XTM device, it uses DHCP to send a new IP address to your computer.

Before you start the Web Setup Wizard, make sure you:

  • Register your Firebox or XTM device with LiveSecurity Service
  • Store a copy of your Firebox or XTM device feature key in a text file on your computer

Start the Web Setup Wizard

  1. Use the red crossover Ethernet cable that ships with your Firebox or XTM device to connect the management computer to the trusted interface of the Firebox or XTM device.
  • For a Firebox X Core or Peak e-Series, or XTM device, the trusted interface is interface number 1
  • For a Firebox X Edge e-Series, the trusted interface is LAN0
  1. Connect the power cord to the Firebox or XTM device power input and to a power source.
  2. Start the Firebox or XTM device in factory default mode. On the Core, Peak, and XTM models, this is known as safe mode.

For more information, see Reset a Firebox or XTM Device to a Previous or New Configuration.

  1. Make sure your computer is configured to accept a DHCP-assigned IP address.

If your computer uses Windows XP:

  • In the Windows Start menu, select All Programs > Control Panel > Network Connections > Local Area Connections.
  • Click Properties.
  • Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
  • Make sure Obtain an IP Address Automatically is selected.

For more detailed instructions, see Identify Your Network Settings.

  1. If your browser uses an HTTP proxy server, you must temporarily disable the HTTP proxy setting in your browser.

For more information, see Disable the HTTP Proxy in the Browser.

  1. Open a web browser and type the factory default IP address of interface 1.
    For a Firebox X Core or Peak, or a WatchGuard XTM device the IP address is: https://10.0.1.1:8080.
    For a Firebox X Edge, the address is: https://192.168.111.1:8080.
    If you use Internet Explorer, make sure you type https:// at the start of the IP address. This opens a secure HTTP connection between your management computer and the Firebox or XTM device.
    The Web Setup Wizard starts automatically.
  2. Log in with the default administrator account credentials:
    Username: admin
    Passphrasereadwrite
  3. Complete the subsequent screens of the wizard.

The Web Setup Wizard includes this set of dialog boxes. Some dialog boxes appear only if you select certain configuration methods: 

Login

Log in with the default administrator account credentials. For Username, select admin. For Passphrase, use the passphrase: readwrite.

Welcome

The first screen tells you about the wizard.

Select a configuration type

Select whether to create a new configuration or restore a configuration from a saved backup image.

License agreement

You must accept the license agreement to continue with the wizard.

Retrieve Feature Key, Apply Feature Key, Feature key options

If your Firebox or XTM device does not already have a feature key the wizard provides options for you to download or import a feature key. The wizard can only download a feature key if it has a connection to the Internet. If you have downloaded a local copy of the feature key to your computer, you can paste that into the setup wizard.

If the Firebox or XTM device does not have an Internet connection while you run the wizard, and you did not register the device and download the feature key to your computer before you started the wizard, you can choose to not apply a feature key.

If you do not apply a feature key in the Web Setup Wizard you must register the device and apply the feature key in the Fireware XTM Web UI. Functionality of the device is limited until you apply a feature key.

Configure the External Interface of your Firebox

Select the method your ISP uses to assign your IP address. The choices are DHCP, PPPoE or Static.

Configure the External Interface for DHCP

Type your DHCP identification as supplied by your ISP.

Configure the External Interface for PPPoE

Type your PPPoE information as supplied by your ISP.

Configure the External Interface with a static IP address

Type your static IP address information as supplied by your ISP.

Configure the DNS and WINS Servers

Type the Domain DNS and WINS server addresses you want the Firebox or XTM device to use.

Configure the Trusted Interface of the Firebox

Type the IP address of the trusted interface. Optionally, you can enable the DHCP server for the trusted interface.

Wireless (Firebox X Edge e-Series Wireless only)

Set the operating region, channel, and wireless mode. The list of wireless operating regions that you can select may be different depending on where you purchased your Firebox or XTM device.

For more information, see About Wireless Radio Settings on the Firebox X Edge e-Series Wireless Device.

Create passphrases for your device

Type a passphrase for the status (read only) and admin (read/write) management accounts on the Firebox or XTM device.

Enable remote management

Enable remote management if you want to manage this device from the external interface.

Add contact information for your device

You can type a device name, location, and contact information to save management information for this device. By default, the device name is set to the model number of your Firebox or XTM device. We recommend that you choose a unique name that you can use to easily identify this device, especially if you use remote management.

Set the Time Zone

Select the time zone where the Firebox or XTM device is located.

The Quick Setup Wizard is complete

After you complete the wizard, the Firebox or XTM device restarts.

If you leave the Web Setup Wizard idle for 15 minutes or more, you must go back to Step 3 and start again.

If you change the IP address of the trusted interface, you must change your network settings to make sure your IP address matches the subnet of the trusted network before you connect to the Firebox or XTM device. If you use DHCP, restart your computer. If you use static addressing, see Use a Static IP Address.

After the Wizard Finishes

After you complete all screens in the wizard, the Firebox or XTM device is configured with a basic configuration that includes four policies (TCP outgoing, FTP packet filter, ping, and WatchGuard) and the interface IP addresses you specified. You can use Fireware XTM Web UI to expand or change the configuration for your Firebox or XTM device. 

If You Have Problems with the Wizard 

If the Web Setup Wizard is unable to install the Fireware XTM appliance software on the Firebox or XTM device, the wizard times out. If you have problems with the wizard, check these things: 

  • The Fireware XTM application software file you downloaded from the LiveSecurity web site could be corrupted. If the software image is corrupted, on a Firebox X Core, Peak, or XTM device you can see this message on the LCD interface: File Truncate Error.

If this message appears, download the software again and try the wizard once more.

  • If you use Internet Explorer 6, clear the file cache in your web browser and try again.

To clear the cache, in Internet Explorer select Tools > Internet Options > Delete Files

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