Secondly, I hate the modems that companies send with DSL's (Netopia)
I have been encountered on the oddest problem with multiple locations I've been trying to setup.
I setup the Sonicwalls TZ170's on these sites. Setup the VPN, DHCP, DNS (1. Points to the VPN DNS 2. Points to the local DSL DNS)
Everything is setup and working, the Sonicwall is configured with the PPPOE settings and everything is up and fine. I can get all connections, ping all VPN routes, internet connectivity. And as soon as sometihng uses a little bit of bandwidth on the VPN side, it fucking locks up. Tried to swap firewalls, same problem, same problem at different locations as well. It will drop and not give out DHCP for shit, can't static into it either until you restart the Firewall. It will eventually do this again.
What I've tried.
Set the netopia to do the PPPOE, no go.
Set the netopia to do the DHCP/DNS, no go.
Updated the Firmware.
Disconnected everything from the Sonicwall except one connection being a laptop, no go, problem still occurs. Its almost like something is making the Sonicwall lock up. I am submitting a ticket to them to see what they can figure out.
Any suggestions on getting DSL setup right with a firewall?