I will have my laptop and the hotel has free WiFi, but what do I need to do to connect the Ooma to the network with a WiFi connection? (I have used the Ooma in a hotel before with a wired connection and MAC address cloning, but with WiFi only, I can't figure out how to do it.)
Is there any way to connect my laptop to the internet via WiFi and then use my laptop ethernet port to connect the Ooma? Is there some kind of router/bridge software I can use on my Windows 7 PC?
Otherwise, I do have a spare router running DD-WRT, but I can't figure out how to make it a bridge using a public WiFi Hotspot.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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I was able to configure my DD-WRT router as a wireless repeater bridge at my home as a test with my existing router.
The only thing I am not sure about is that all the instructions assume that wireless security is enabled on the main router and that you know the password.
At the hotels, security is disabled, so I assume I just set the security to "none" or "disabled" on my bridge and that will work. I still need to accept the terms on a computer screen too.
So do I need to accept the terms on my computer and the clone my computer's Mac address on the router? Or does a bridge just pass everything through regardless as if it weren't there? I think that's the case.)
I guess I will have to figure that out when I get there.
I've tested it on 3 or 4 networks (friends and family) and it works great each and every time, no delay and has great clarity.
For Ooma, I still needed a wired connection inside the room, so I turned on Internet Connection Sharing in Windows 7 and plugged the Ooma into the ethernet port on my laptop. (I had to disable the "auto-disable" WiFi when a cable is plugged in. The setting was in my bios setup of my HP laptop.)
Amazingly enough, the Ooma works great for calls from Mexico using this setup. From what I understand, that's pretty good considering DD-WRT in wireless repeater bridge mode only gives you 50% of the available bandwidth when connected wirelessly to the router.
Thanks again for all your help.
VoIP test statistics
Jitter: you --> server: 0.8 ms
Jitter: server --> you: 74.6 ms
Packet loss: you --> server: 0.0 %
Packet loss: server --> you: 0.0 %
Packet discards: 0.0 %
Packets out of order: 0.0 %
Estimated MOS score: 3.6
Speed test statistics
Download speed: 1749032 bps
Upload speed: 328400 bps
Download quality of service: 98 %
Upload quality of service: 98 %
Download test type: socket
Upload test type: socket
Maximum TCP delay: 134 ms
Average download pause: 16 ms
Minimum round trip time to server: 52 ms
Average round trip time to server: 63 ms
Estimated download bandwidth: 2000000bps
Route concurrency: 1.1434896
Download TCP forced idle: 0 %
Maximum route speed: 10082304bps