First off, thanks for all the help you have offered to others -- it has made deciding on the ooma system and installing it much easier.
OK, now for my question. I have decided to keep my landline as a backup (we have no cell phone coverage here), but I have not integrated it with the ooma service. I would like to use the Scout in different room than the hub is in. But although my hub is connected to the wall outlet, the scout will not work. My hunch is that this is because my Scout is connected to a wall outlet that still has active landline service. Is this right? If this is indeed my problem, is there any way around it? Is it possible, for instance, to deactivate the landline service in specific wall outlets?
That said, if DSL service is also on those wires it will totally disrupt the hub scout communication and will severely impact your internet speed.
Do you have cable or DSL?
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx
It is good to hear that you were able to do use the scout plugged into an outlet with an active landline running into it. I thought I had read on the forums that this was possible. But when I called ooma's customer service, the representative I reached told me that the Scout would not work this way.
If your house is wired for a second line, buy 2 two line adaptors and plug one in at the hub and one in at the scout location and use line 2 to communicate between the hub and scout.
And thanks for the suggestion, Wayne. Do you know how I would go about checking whether our house is wired for two lines? We don't have two line service now, but perhaps it was wired (back in 1968) so that a second line could be added.
go to the telco demarc point and see if you have Cat3 (2pr) or Cat5 (4pr) wiring and how many wires are connected to the house wiring...Do you know how I would go about checking whether our house is wired for two lines?..
for cat3 should be red/green and yellow/black
for cat5 should be blue/blue-white, and orange/orange-white