However, I found that some ports were being blocked by Ooma this way that my computer and programs could not use even though they were opened on my router.
Therefore, I want to try to place Ooma "behind" my router, so I have the cable modem plugged into the router, and then Ooma plugged into my Linksys router.
However, this so far does not work for me. I plugged the cable modem into the "internet" port on my Linksys router. Then Ooma is plugged into the router. I plugged the cable into the "Modem" port on the Ooma.
Internet is working fine, computers can access (I rebooted everything so the router and cable modem are correct. However when I turn on Ooma, the indicator flashes red, and the 4 buttons remain red (1, 2 trash, and envelope).
Can someone help me get Ooma working when its "behind" the router? Do I have to open ports? I use a Linksys 54gl running DD-WRT and everything else works fine.
1. Does the cable from the router plug into the Ooma at "modem" or "home"?
2. Do I have to set certain ports for port forwarding?
Thanks for any help from someone who uses Ooma "behind" their router.