The Ooma's IP is the default of 172.27.35.1. I set the router to DHCP forwarder instead of server, with a dhcp server of 172.27.35.1 (this is the part I'm really unsure about, I think it's important). After refreshing, the router picked up a WAN IP of 172.27.35.43, which I changed via static IP to 172.27.35.2 (and gateway is 172.27.35.1) just because. The problem is, my computer, after ipconfig release/renew, is still picking up a 192.168.1.xxx IP, and I have no idea why. I tried changing the PC's gateway to 172.27.35.1 just to see what happened (the PC is normally set with DHCP, so it gets gateway/IP automatically), and it killed my connection, so that's not it.
Obviously, I can't port forward with that, because Ooma won't forward to an IP that's not in its dhcp range. Please help. I'm still not 100% familiar with DD-WRT, so that's not really on my side.
Edit: Hmm, maybe if I force the Ooma to have a 192.168.1.1 IP, and maybe force the router to 192.168.1.2?
Edit: Ok, I've rethought this. If I do Wall -> Modem -> Router -> Ooma +Switch+computers, then the computers don't go through Ooma, and port forwarding stops working because the Ooma is DMZ-ed. Also, I can't do Router -> Ooma -> Switch -> all computers because I lack the ethernet ports to do so (we have 7-8 computers at home).
Considering that I don't really use QoS, and am willing to sacrifice it because our connection sometimes gets slow to the point where putting Ooma AFTER the router may lead to choppy call quality, what can I do to actually port forward with the Wall -> Modem -> Ooma -> Router setup?
You can always get another switch and "daisy-chain" (uplink) them together for more ports....Also, I can't do Router -> Ooma -> Switch -> all computers because I lack the ethernet ports to do so (we have 7-8 computers at home...)
I gave up and am now doing Wall -> Modem -> Router -> Ooma + a couple PCs + switch to more PCs, and set the router to give more bandwidth priority to the Ooma. I suppose that's the safest way to do it, but it goes against how the Ooma was designed to work...
Wayne, any change you could post our QOS settings for the tomato newbees?WayneDsr wrote:I have to agree with RUNAGUN. You are using DD-WRT with a Linksys and the QOS controlls available have to be better than the ooma hub. I use a Linksys with Tomato firmware and the QOS contol is awesome. That would also take care of your port forwarding.
In Basic QOS I set my bandwidth to my highest upload speed 80-100%
When I receive a call ooma takes priority on the upload bandwidth.
If you watch your realtime bandwidth, you'll see ooma uses about 48k upload speed. Not much.
Not sure if I really needed all this, but ooma work perfectly with this setup.
Let me know if you need more info.
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