Resetting to Factory Defaults¶
The firewall configuration can be reset back to defaults, a process which also attempts to remove any installed packages. This reset can be performed in the GUI from Diagnostics > Factory Defaults, by using the console menu, or in some cases by using a hardware button.
In each case, the firewall will automatically reboot with a default configuration after the reset, which may require console access to resolve.
This process does not remove any changes made to the file system, it only resets the configuration.
If system files have been corrupted or altered in an undesirable way, the best practice is to make a backup and reinstall from installation media.
Factory Default from the GUI¶
To reset the configuration to factory defaults using the GUI:
Navigate to Diagnostics > Factory Defaults
Review the items on the page which will be affected by the reset
Click Factory Reset
Click OK to confirm the action and start the reset process
Factory Default from the Console¶
To reset the configuration to factory defaults using the console:
Access the console menu locally or via SSH with an admin-level account (
root, or another privileged account using
Enter the menu option which corresponds with Reset to factory defaults (e.g.
yto confirm the action
Enterto start the reset process