I have lots of network "stuff"...eight network security cams, two file servers, two laptops, one desktop...so, there was no way the Ooma Telo was going between the cable modem and my router (Linksys WRT54GL running Tomato 1.25, with port-forwarding on all cams).
Bottom line: everybody is playing nice with each other, with the Telo behind the router. QOS was disabled in the Telo, but enabled in the router, static DHCP in the router assigns a fixed IP address to Telo...voice quality is better than landline even when recording all cams (and downloading occasional p*rn via bit torrent)...
Maybe this is just beginner's luck on my part...I need to have Ooma survive for four months for me to break-even financially, but I really hope their business-model is sustainable. I do have my doubts, though.
Karl, first off, welcome to ooma and to the forums. We're glad that things worked out so well. Many of us use the configuration you have chosen have have had great results.Karl in NY wrote:Maybe this is just beginner's luck on my part...I need to have Ooma survive for four months for me to break-even financially, but I really hope their business-model is sustainable. I do have my doubts, though.
As far as the stability and sustainability of the ooma business model. I will reach my 1 year anniversary of firing up my hub/scout next week. I had some echo problems in the beginning and read every post on the forum trying to figure things out myself. In that process I discovered a lot of similar thoughts about long term viability. I worked with ooma engineers and several weeks later my service turned from bad to stellar. I have been so happy with the company that I now also have a Telo and Lifetime Premier. I think you will be safe with your investment for many, many years!
VoIP hardware: 2 Telo w/3 handsets & Linx / ooma core
Total Lines: 8 / Numbers: 11 / Handsets: 20
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