Setup Wizard

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The Setup Wizard will open automatically when Untangle first boots. If you do not have a keyboard/mouse/video connected to the Untangle server, the Setup Wizard can be reached by plugging into a DHCP-configured laptop into the internal interface opening a browser to

Once installed, the setup wizard can be repeated at any time and can be found in the NG Firewall GUI at Config > System > Support > Setup Wizard.

Welcome Page

For versions 16.3 and newer the Setup Wizard begins with a welcome page. Choose to either create an Untangle account or login with an existing account to get started. Your Untangle account is free and is necessary to activate a trial or complete license on the device. Your account is also linked to Command Center, enabling you to remotely manage your Untangle appliances.

By logging in or creating your Untangle Account, the Add Appliance wizard opens automatically and includes the UID of your appliance. The Add Appliance wizard guides you through the remainder of the setup steps for your new NG Firewall appliance. See Adding Untangle Appliances to Command Center for more details.

Setup Wizard - Welcome Page

If your NG Firewall device is not connected to the Internet or requires specific configuration to connect, the wizard allows you to [Configure the Internet Connection]. If you are unable to connect to the Internet, you can continue with the local setup wizard defined by the following steps.

Language selection

Before you begin the setup wizard, select your preferred language.

Setup Wizard - Select language

Setup Wizard - Welcome

The next screen simply welcomes you to the Setup Wizard. Click next to continue.

Setup Wizard - Welcome

Setup Wizard - Step 1 - Configure the Server

The first step has you set a password for the administrator account and select a timezone. You can also set the admin email to receive alerts and reports. Select the installation type, which closest matches your deployment.

Setup Wizard - Step 1

Setup Wizard - Step 2 - Identify Network Cards

The second step shows you the network cards. If this is an appliance from Untangle you can simply continue to the next step. If this is a custom server, verify that the physical network cards are mapped to the correct (desired) interface. You can verify connectivity by disconnecting or connecting the cable to the physical interface. The status icon changes immediately between grey or green to show the link state.

Setup Wizard - Step 2 Remapping

Setup Wizard - Step 3 - Configure The Internet Connection

The third step configures your External (WAN) interface.

Setup Wizard - Step 3 Auto

The default selection is Auto (DHCP). The automatically assigned address is displayed if an address was successfully acquired. Otherwise, click Renew DHCP to acquire an IP address. Click Test Connectivity to verify Internet access.

If your Internet connection requires a static IP address or uses PPPoE, select the appropriate option and enter the parameters assigned by your Internet Service Provider.

Setup Wizard - Step 4 - Internal Network Interface

The fourth step will configure your "Internal" interface (and DHCP server and NAT configuration.) There are two choices.

Setup Wizard - Step 4

You can configure the internal interface with private static IP address (ie and enable DHCP serving and NAT (Network Address Translation) so all internal machines will have private addresses and share one public IP. This is commonly referred to as Router mode.

You can also configure the internal interface to be bridged to the external. In this mode the internal interface does not have its own address and is simply shares the External's address. This is commonly referred to as Transparent Bridge mode.


In Router mode, Untangle will be the edge device on your network and serve as a router and firewall. In this case you'll need to set up your External and Internal interfaces correctly for traffic to flow, which should have been done while installing.

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Untangle in Router mode

Transparent Bridge

In Transparent Bridge mode, Untangle is installed behind an existing firewall and sits between your existing firewall and main switch. When in Bridge mode Untangle is transparent, meaning you won't need to change the default gateway of the computers on your network or the routes on your firewall - just put the Untangle between your firewall and main switch and that's it. You do not change the configuration of existing clients or the existing firewall!

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Untangle in Bridge mode

Setup Wizard - Step 5 - Configure Automatic Upgrade Settings

In the fifth step Automatic Upgrades are configured. If Automatic Upgrades is enabled, NG Firewall automatically checks for new versions and performs the upgrade between 1am and 2am every morning. You can adjust the upgrade schedule after the setup is complete from the Upgrade Settings.

This step also includes an option to manage the appliance from Command Center.

Setup Wizard - Step 5

Setup Wizard - Finished

That's it!

Setup Wizard - Congratulations

The next steps include registration and installing the desired apps and possibly tuning the configuration of your Untangle NG Firewall.

Note that the setup wizard can be repeated at any time in Config > System > Support, click Setup Wizard.