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mr. critical
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Network installation

Post by mr. critical » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:34 pm

I have a wired ethernet printer connected to my home network router. It would be convenient for me to plug the Ooma into the router and then plug the printer into the Ooma. Will this setup work?

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Re: Network installation

Post by lbmofo » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:35 pm

Since Ooma would have a different NAT than your router, printer would not be reachable by computers connected to the router. Get a swtich instead, plug the switch into your router, so you'd have more ports.
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Re: Network installation

Post by mr. critical » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:52 pm

Thank you for your prompt reply. In order for me to be clear on this, let me review my situation. I want to put my router in a room about 25 ft. away from printer and Ooma. I am going to run a 25 ft. cat-6 cable from router to the Ooma/printer location. Can I put the switch at the end of the run and then plug the Ooma and the printer into the switch? Thanks.

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Re: Network installation

Post by lbmofo » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:00 pm

Yes. As long as switch is connected to router, whatever is connected to the switch is just like connected to the router.
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Re: Network installation

Post by mr. critical » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:57 pm

Thanks so much. I will try this tomorrow.

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