Use house wiring w/out Scout??

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tomurphjr
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Use house wiring w/out Scout??

Post by tomurphjr » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:00 am

Can I plug a phone into a wall jack without the scout and it still work somehow??

I've had my hub+scout for about two months and the only issue I have is the static the incoming caller gets when I talk. It seems to be consistent with the level of static. The call can hear everything I say, but can also hear static only when I speak. I've tried the setup with using just the hub and everything is great, so I've come to the conclusion that the scout is the issue.

I have the hub in my computer room with the router, ect plugged into the wall jack. I have a cordless+ answering machine in the kitchen plugged into the jack via the scout. The other headsets work as long as the man unit is plugged in. I don't want to have to plug the main phone unit directly into the hub because I want answering machine in the kitchen.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tommy

tomurphjr
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Re: Use house wiring w/out Scout??

Post by tomurphjr » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:25 am

Never mind, found what I was looking for. Rephrased my wording in the search after I posted this thread.


Here's what I wanted to know.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2453&hilit=ring+ton ... use#p16981

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Mike-o-Matic
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Re: Use house wiring w/out Scout??

Post by Mike-o-Matic » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:03 am

This is also covered in the following knowledgebase article:
http://www.ooma.com/support/knowledgeba ... hone-jacks

The root of the knowledgebase is here: http://www.ooma.com/support/knowledgebase

Hop this helps someone.
Mike-o
Customer Since: November 2009.
Number Port: ordered 12/14/09; completed 01/07/10.
Hardware: one Hub, one Scout, one Telo.
Service Level: Annual Premier.

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