When I started my install, I had problems connecting the Hub to my DSL modem / separate router network. It didn't work when placed between router and DSL modem. No blue light, and no network connection for my PC. Also, it didn't passthrough network signal to my main PC when attached between the router and PC. I got the blue light, but no signal to the PC.
I've now just added a separate network drop to the ooma Hub without attaching any PC network cable to the HOME plug, along with the landline connection.
The Hub light is now Blue, so I assume it is okay (not sure if I can test it yet - need to transfer my landline number, and there are no temp numbers available for my area code). I just wanted to confirm that having it as a separate device off of my router with no passthrough to a PC is feasible or desireable. The setup.ooma.com URL is broken, and other suggested links also fail. Not sure what else I need to do.
Should this work, or any suggestions for improvements? And thanks in advance for your help!
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx
So far so good. Thanks!
With Ooma between modem and router, I did have to use setup.ooma.com to limit the DHCP assigned to the router range to a single address, and to set the Ooma DMZ to that IP. With that done, I got Internet on my network, and am able to come in from the outside to view my IP cameras from my cell phone. That confirmed to me that Ooma was passing through all ports.
Having tried it both ways, I cannot detect any difference in quality of service and right now I have it configured the same way as you. I did set my router to provide high QoS on the port I have my Ooma hub connected too.