Trying to configure a VPN on a SonicWall TZ170 firewall behind a SMC8014 Modem.
When using other modems I have put the modem into bridge mode, the SonicWall then gets an public IP, and I use DynDNS as a virtual static IP for the VPN.
I am being told the only way to get a public IP to pass through an SMC8014 is to commit to a static ip (@~ $15 per month from Comcast). Supposedly the SMC 8014 does not support bridge mode without a static IP assigned.
In other words, it won't do what a cheaper residential or other cable modem will do.
Also being told that Comcast won't allow your using a non-Comcast provided modem with their business class service.
Sounds like all they want to do is force you to pay for static IPs.
Any one familiar with any workarounds for this.