Ahhhhh. Ok, I see the misunderstanding.daet wrote:I agree with you - using a static IP address isn't the same as using DHCP reservation.ggilman wrote:Not really quite equal. If anything changes in your setup, (DNS Server for example), DHCP reservation will automatically propagate changes after some time.RealDave wrote: Reserve the IP address/make the DHCP address static is six of one/half dozen of the other.
I wasn't recommending making the IP address static on the ooma. I thought that was obvious when I mentioned not logging into the ooma.
Look for the IP address the router assigns to the ooma and make that ip address static in the DHCP pool.
The reason I recommended putting the ooma on the DMZ is to keep from having to make all of the rules to allow inbound traffic through the firewall.