Sonicwall NSA 5500 initial setup

How to connect to Sonicwall NSA5500 for initial configuration ? How to login and can I use CAT5 to access the box ?

How to enable ping to the WAN interface ?

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Initial Setup  
Accessing the Management Interface(connect your computer into LAN port X0

The computer you use to manage the Dell SonicWALL NSA E5500 must be set up to accept a dynamic IP address, or have an unused IP address on the 192.168.168.x/24 subnet, such as

To access the SonicOS Web-based management interface:

1. Start your Web browser.
2. Enter (the default LAN management IP address) in the Location or Address field.
3. The SonicWALL Setup Wizard launches and guides you through the configuration and setup of your Dell SonicWALL NSA E5500.The Setup Wizard launches upon initial loading of NSA E5500 management interface.
4. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the Setup Wizard.Depending on the changes made during your setup configuration, the appliance may restart.

Connecting the WAN Port
1.    Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to your Internet onnection.
2.    Connect the other end of the cable to the X1(WAN) port on your NSA E5500

Connecting the LAN Port
1.    Connect one end of the provided Ethernet cable to the computer you are using to manage the  NSA E5500.
2.    Connect the other end of the cable to the X0 port on your NSA E5500. The Link LED above the X0 (LAN) port will light up in green or amber depending on the link throughput speed,
indicating an active connection:
•  Amber indicates 1 Gbps
•  Green indicates 100 Mbps
•  Unlit while the right (activity) LED is illuminated indicates 10Mbps

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