When connecting the Ooma hub, I connected it to our Verizon router (D-Link DI-624) and then our laptop to the Ooma hub. If I do not connect the phone line, the tab remains red, as do buttons 1/2/>/>> and I'm unable to connect to the Internet via the laptop. (We have three other computers connected to the DI-624, all of which can connect regardless of whether the laptop can or cannot.)
If I connect a phone line the Ooma hub (even if no phone is connected), the red lights go off and I can connect to the Internet via the laptop. If a phone is connected to the Ooma hub, there is no dial tone on the phone.
If I keep the phone disconnected (e.g., connected straight to the wall), there is a dial tone on that line.
So, with the above in mind, my questions are:
- Why must there be a phone line connected to the Ooma hub if it won't work?
Is there a technical bulletin on how to configure this correctly (e.g., connect via Fios while waiting for a phone number to be ported)?
If I do connect a phone to the Ooma hub, why isn't there a dial tone?
How do I see my laptop from my other computers on the network?
How can I see my Ooma hub from other computers on the network?