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imac--- new hub/router -- Ooma -- DSL Modem new--/
I'm not sure if your DSL "Modem" is really a modem or modem/router combo (I don't think AT&T has sent out any modem-only units in ages), but in your case, the Ooma acts as a firewall so it doesn't matter.
I would purchase a gigabit router, not because you may need the extra speeds for you LAN, but because the gigabit router will be of a later design with more up to date features.5302317040 wrote:I've owned the original Ooma unit for about three or four years, it's been great. Currently this is my path: iMac (old powerpc G4) > Ooma hub > AT&T DSL modem (with 'elite' connection speed). Now I am buying a new intel-based iMac and also plan to purchase a router so I can later connect an additional device. So two questions: First, what is a good router to purchase for integrating with the Ooma hub? Second, what should the path (placement of devices) be for best voice quality and overall performance of all connected devices? Thanks for any suggestions.
Purchase a router that will provide Wi-Fi Wireless N for greater wireless speeds, even if at this time you don't use wireless.
Apple, Netgear, Cisco/Linksys, Belkin, D-Link, all seem to manufacture good routers now days.
After clicking on the sites below, go about half way down each page to see a more full selection of routers for these manufactures. You can also click on and then read the review for each router.
http://www.amazon.com/E3200-High-Perfor ... grid_i_2_1
The Apple routers are said to not have Quality of Service priority for VoIP devices. But most people that use Apple routers, along with the Ooma devices, have no problems.
http://www.amazon.com/mn/search/?ref%5F ... le+Routers
http://www.buy.com/sr/searchresults.asp ... isplay=col
I perfer to connect Modem-Router-Ooma, but try connecting both ways, and use what works best for you.
In the above setup, the Ooma does the VoIP QOS, there's no need for the router to do it.thunderbird wrote: The Apple routers are said to not have Quality of Service priority for VoIP devices.
You can spend more, but you'll still work fine with the cheapest switch.