SonicWALL – Bandwidth Management

Posted by robd on January 21, 2015
Firewall, Sonicwall

SonicWALL – Bandwidth Management

Firstly create the address objects i.e. create the subnets that you want to bandwidth manage:




Optional: Then the object group to group them all together



Next go to BWM under Firewall Settings and BWM, then change the type to Advanced:



Next go to Bandwidth object and create an object and choose if you would like a guaranteed bandwidth and your max bandwidth:



Next create a Firewall Access Rule:


On the access rule,

From: i.e. where the traffic is coming from in this cause our internal LAN.

To: The internet or WAN

Any port and service,

Source: our new subnet group.

Destination: anywhere on the internet

Users Included: All

Users Excluded: None

Schedule: Choose a schedule to manage the bandwidth


Finally choose the logging and extra security:




Next go to BWM and choose your new Bandwidth object.

Note Egress is bandwidth “out” and Ingress is bandwidth “in”:



o confirm anything is in place you can check you access rules.
1. A filter symbol means BWM is apllied
2. A clock symbol means it is scheduled.

Also you can watch a GUI of statistics on Dashboard –> BMW Monitor



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