FIOS Sonicwall and Guide listings.
Posted on 2010-09-08
So I have a client that has fios internet and TV. The way it is setup, the fios router is in bridged mode and the sonicwall is handling everything. So a coax goes into the fios router and then the sonicwall is behind it. All the tvs are connected with coax.
There is a vpn tunnel setup on the sonicwall along with some sonicpoints. The problem is, since the fios router is in bridged mode none of the tv boxes are able to get IPs from verizon(They need to do this to be able to get the guide listing for all the channels). All the tv boxes get dynamic ips so I can't just put them as address objects in the sonicwall, although i do have all the mac addresses for the boxes. Would I be able to put the mac addresses of the tv boxes on the dmz and hopefully they'll be able to get ips from sonicwall? Anyone tried anything like this before?
I forgot to mention, each of these boxes are Motorola and they also have ethernet ports on the back as well, although verizon says they're all disabled.