I am wondering if anyone else has run into this problem and resolved the issue. I am in the midst of having my number ported. Maybe the solution is to get the stand alone DSL service and set it up just as I have things set up now with the DSL splitter which should allow me to use my Ooma and my all-in-one printer. Then the other phone jacks will allow me to use the other phones in my house through Ooma since the phone connected to my Ooma will be connected to the other phone jack. At least I am hoping that will work. Someone please let me know if they think I am "smoking" something or if I am on the right track here. If not and you know of a better solution, please let me know.
I was hoping that this was going to be easy and I should have known, nothing is every easy if you have a network set up in your home!
I'm sure some of the good people here will have other or better answers for you but that works for me.
DSL service on your landline introduces computer data noise, and what I am asuming when you say "splitter" is actually what is called a "filter".
Filters are needed to remove the data noise from the DSL so you do not hear it when you use your phone, or fax.
So this splitter, the filter side goes to your fax all in one printer, the other side is unfiltered and goes to your DSL computer line.
As far as printing wireless to your all in one printer, nothing will change or effect that. That is entirely independent of Ooma.
Now faxing is a whole different story. Most have success but there is no guarrantee untill you try faxing connected to the Ooma box. Hence once you PORT your landline and your DSL service converts to whats called "Dry Loop", you will no longer have a landline, so your fax machine will be dead connected to that spliter/filter/phone jack. Your fax machine does not work via the DSL connection, fax machine needs a landline, your getting rid of your landline and replacing it with Ooma, you need to connect the fax machine to Ooma. Try it now.
I remember your earlier posting of yours, I think your confusion of wrapping your mind around all the connections is the logistic of where everything is located and how your going to connect everything.
What Donna has, is "backfeeding" the Ooma box into a phone jack on a wall. TO DO THIS you have to disconnect the TELCO box outside your home to prevent the voltage interferring. Doing this allows you to place the Ooma box anywhere in the home and have your telephone base connected in another more conveinent location. You can do this with DSL service you just need to obviously get someone (although it is easy but I dont think you want the hassel) that can isolate a "clean" pair of wires as the DSL will be on the other pair. Telephone wiring consists of 2 pairs of wires (total of 4 wires), each pair of wires is a "line". So your DSL is on one pair, you just need to split or seperate the other pair to have a "clean" connection. All this is referred to as integration with your phone wiring NOT to be confused with landline integration where Ooma uses a active landline to actually place calls. In Donna's setup a call is placed from the phone through the wall wiring into the Ooma and out over the internet (VOIP).kayembee wrote:So I am assuming that your number has been ported and you are not using DSL but maybe a cable modem and not DSL?