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Step 2: Up and Running


Now that the NFX150 is powered on, let’s get it up and running!

Plug and Play

The NFX150 already has factory-default settings configured right out of the box to make it a plug-and-play device. These settings are loaded as soon as you power it on. By default, DHCP, HTTPS, and TFTP services are enabled, and a basic set of screens are configured on the untrust zone. To see other default settings, see “Factory-Default Settings” in Initial Configuration on NFX150 Devices.

You can easily customize the default configuration with just a few commands. You can always revert to the factory-default configuration anytime you want.

Connect and Configure

Before you begin connecting and configuring your NFX150, verify that your laptop or desktop PC is set to these defaults:

  • Baud Rate—9600

  • Flow Control—None

  • Data—8

  • Parity—None

  • Stop Bits—1

  • DCD State—Disregard

  1. Connect the RJ-45 console port (labeled CON on the front panel) to a laptop or desktop PC using the supplied RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter. The CLI displays a login prompt.Note

    Alternately, you can use a USB cable to connect to the mini-USB console port on the device. To use the mini-USB console port, you’ll need to download the USB driver from the following page and install it on your laptop or desktop PC:

  2. Log in as root. You don’t need to enter a password. If the software boots before you connect the cable to the console port, you might need to press the Enter key for the prompt to appear.
  3. Start the CLI.
    root@:~ # cli
  4. Enter configuration mode.
    root@> configure
  5. Add a password to the root administration user account. Enter a plain-text password.
    root@# set system root-authentication plain-text-password
    New password: password
    Retype new password: password
  6. Enable SSH service for the root user.
    root@# set system services ssh root-login allow
  7. Commit the configuration.
    root@# commit
  8. Connect the NFX150 to the Internet (WAN ports 0/4 or 0/5).

    The ISP assigns an IP address to the NFX150 through DHCP.

  9. Connect your laptop to a LAN port (ports 0/0 through 0/3).

    The DHCP server running on the NFX150 assigns an IP address to your laptop.

  10. Open a browser on your laptop, navigate to, and verify your connectivity.