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#72420 by AmyQ
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:10 am
I am wondering if it is posslbe to hook my Ooma Telo up in a different room than my cable modem DSL line come in through? I am having tremendous issues with Verizon and would like to tell them where to shove it and just use my cable modem. I am technologically illiterate so I apologize if this is an "easily" answered question.
#72428 by lbmofo
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:34 am
Are you using a Ooma assigned number or using your own number that hasn't been ported yet?

If you are using your own number, you can use your Ooma anywhere you are going to power up your cable modem but your Ooma needs to be hooked up to a house phone wall jack.

If using Ooma assigned number, then you don't need house phone wall jack.
#72485 by lbmofo
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:43 pm
You can setup your ooma wherever you are gonna have the modem setup (wherever you have cable outlet). Maybe I am not understanding your question. Could you explain more?
#72634 by AmyQ
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:13 am
my cable outlet is in a room of the house that we don't use...i'd like to hook my telo up in a different room from the cable outlet. is this possible? would it work with the homeplug?
#72636 by EricJRW
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:44 am
Homeplug (which I am assuming uses house wiring to put an Ethernet port in another room) or similar is one route. Certainly it is the easiest and I think I have read about (in the forums) similar devices being used, but personally I always recommend just running a piece of Cat-5 cable if you can. Here's a thread on powerline adapters and they seem to work fine:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1136&p=57437&hilit=homeplug#p57437

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