Use a Static IP Address

If your computer does not use the Windows 7 operating system, read the operating system help for instructions on how to set your computer to use a static IP address. You must select an IP address on the same subnet as the trusted network.

To configure a computer with Windows 7 to use an IP address on the 10.0.1.0/24 subnet:

  1. Select Start > Control Panel.
    The Control Panel window appears.
  2. Select Network and Sharing Center.
  3. Select Change adapter settings.
  4. Double-click Local Area Connection.
    The Local Area Connection Status window appears.
  5. Click Properties.
    The Local Area Connection Properties window appears.
  6. Double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
    The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box appears.
  7. Select Use the following IP address.
  8. In the IP address field, type an IP address on the same network as the Firebox trusted interface.
    For example, you can set the IP address on your computer to 10.0.1.2.
    The default IP address for the Firebox trusted interface is 10.0.1.1.
  9. In the Subnet Mask field, type 255.255.255.0.
  10. In the Default Gateway field, type the IP address of the Firebox trusted interface, 10.0.1.1.
  11. Click OK to close the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box.
  12. Click OK to close the Local Area Network Connection Properties dialog box.
  13. Close the Local Area Connection Status, Network Connections, and Control Panel windows.
    Your computer is ready to connect to the Firebox.

To connect to the Firebox:

  1. When the Firebox is ready, open a web browser. 
  2. In the browser address bar, type the IP address of your Firebox and press Enter.

The default IP address for a Firebox is https://10.0.1.1/.

  1. If a security certificate warning appears, accept the certificate.
    The Quick Setup Wizard starts.
  2. Run the Web Setup Wizard.

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