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#104595 by davidm
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:33 pm
Hi I used to do this and it worked fine:

Code: Select allCable Company modem (no router functions) ----->  Router -----> unmanaged Switch ------> Ooma Telo

But I discovered the router has been dying so I just want to remove it and do:

Cable company modem (no router functions) -----> unmanaged Switch  ----> Ooma telo

But oddly the computer works fine while the Telo will not and always comes up red. From the telo the connection "To Internet" goes to a proper port on my switch. And the computer is connectyed to another port on the switch (Not to ooma).

Should this not work?
#104597 by murphy
Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:24 pm
You can only get one IP address from a residential cable modem unless you pay for more than one.
A switch after a cable modem is not going to work.
#104600 by davidm
Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:23 pm
Thanks Murphy, I believe you are right. I think it worked last time but now that I think of it that was many years ago and I was using Internet Connection Sharing,

I also since discovered that my router is fine. It's actually the modem which has a bad Transmit Signal power level. Tech visit scheduled for tomorrow. Thanks again!
#104644 by bmccollum
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:04 am
I've had our Ooma Telo behind a switch for the past 3 years and it works flawlessly.

Our connection path is:
--- Cable Modem
--- Wireless Router
--- 5-port switch connected to wireless router
--- Ooma Telo connected to one port on the 5-port switch

Good luck!
#104645 by murphy
Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:22 am
He was talking about

modem -- switch -- Ooma
..................... -- computer

That doesn't work.
#104658 by murphy
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:29 pm
WayneDsr wrote:How about modem -> Ooma -> switch?


That will work fine since Ooma is a router.
#104712 by Portland Runner
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:44 am
Please explain a little more...

I had my ooma setup like this: Modem -> Router -> ooma for years without problems.

Now I want to move my wireless router (due to other variables such as baby get's the study kind of thing)

So I thought I could do this: Modem -> Switch -> ooma also Modem -> Switch -> Router
This allows me to run a longer line to the router.

Router works fine, ooma does not connect. I can plug my computer into the internet line and get internet but ooma can't connect for some reason.

Someone mentioned IP addresses, why would I get the router to work fine but not ooma behind a switch? Also, if I connect ooma behind the router (Modem -> Switch -> Router -> ooma) then it connects just fine... why would the router after the switch fix the problem.

I don't know much about networking so please go easy and explain as much as possible. Thanks! :D

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