TZ 180 Wireless (APL17-049)
SonicWALL Wireless Internet Security Appliance

The SonicWALL TZ 180 Wireless (APL17-049) router has 54mbps WiFi, 5 100mbps ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports.
It is also known as the SonicWALL SonicWALL Wireless Internet Security Appliance.

Quick links:
Default password/Login
Login instructions
User Manuals

TZ 180 Wireless (APL17-049) router specifications (specs)

System specs
CPU: n/a
RAM: 128 MiB
Flash: 16 MiB
Custom firmwares: None
WiFi: 54mbps (bg)
WiFi bands: 2.4GHz
WiFi throughput: n/a
WAN: 2 x 100mbps ports
ETH: 5 x 100mbps ports
USB-ports: 0

Hard reset instructions for SonicWALL TZ 180 Wireless (APL17-049)

If your TZ 180 Wireless (APL17-049) router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist. Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you've forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can't get access anymore.
Your can reset your SonicWALL TZ 180 Wireless (APL17-049) in the following way(s):

The 30-30-30 reset

There are no specific instructions for this model yet, but you can always do the 30-30-30 reset as follows:
  1. When router is powered on, press the reset button and hold for 30 seconds. (Use a paper clip or something sharp)
  2. While holding the reset button pressed, unplug the power of the router and hold the reset button for 30 seconds
  3. While still holding the reset button down, turn on the power to the unit again and hold for another 30 seconds.

This process usually works for resetting any router to it's factory setting.

Note: It is worth reading more about how to reset routers with the 30 30 30 reset and what the risks and considerations are when resetting your router this way, instead of just rebooting it.

Default factory settings for SonicWALL TZ 180 Wireless (APL17-049)

If you have performed a reset of your TZ 180 Wireless (APL17-049) device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:

Default Gateway IP: SonicWALL login instructions
Default username: admin SonicWALL router default password list
Default password: password 
Default subnet mask:
Default DNS server:
Note: If you are using the default settings you should change them to increase security and prevent unathorized access to your network.

How to login to the TZ 180 Wireless (APL17-049)

To login to the SonicWALL Wireless Internet Security Appliance and change the settings, you can follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are connected to the router's network, either by Wi-Fi or ethernet cable.
  2. Open your browser and visit
  3. You should be prompted with a login dialogue.
  4. Enter the username: admin and the password password
    Note: If you have already changed the password use that instead.
  5. You will now be logged in. If you haven't yet changed the defaul password, we recommend that you change it first thing you do after logging in.

If these instructions don't work for your router, you can always try a factory reset to get the default, or try some other common SonicWALL credentials, as they can usually be shared across models/variants.

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