Testing Network Connectivity

Use the Configuration > Network > Network Connectivity page to test the appliance's ability to access the Sophos site via the internet, which is required to receive regular security data and software updates, as well as to provide users with filtered access to the internet.

To test your appliance's connection:

Click Test.
The test results are shown as the test proceeds. As each test is performed, one of three icons is displayed to the left of the line describing the test:
  • A green check mark icon indicates that the test is successful.
  • A yellow exclamation mark icon indicates that the test produced a warning.
  • A red "x" icon indicates that the test failed.
The icon that is displayed beside the "Test complete" message summarizes the outcome of the tests:
  • A green check mark icon indicates that all network configuration settings are valid.
  • A yellow exclamation mark icon indicates that one or more non-essential configuration settings were in error, but the appliance will function.
  • A red "x" icon indicates that one or more essential configuration settings failed, which means that the appliance is unusable with the current network configuration.