The only issue was the Kaspersky virus checker was blocking http://setup.ooma.com. I've been turning Kaspersky off more and more often lately, though it took too long for me to realize that might be the problem since the page partially displayed.
cable model -> netgear firewall -> gige switch -> Telo
I have the LAN and WAN ports of the Telo both going into the switch with the Telo assigned a static DHCP address based on its external MAC address. I port forwarded the WAN address to the internal 172.27.35.1 NAT address, which works fine, though it would be nice if the LAN side of the Telo would act as a DHCP client rather than server. The port forward is a bit of a kludge.
I haven't setup any QOS yet, that's on the todo list. I can do QOS through the gigE switch and firewall to manage the bandwidth rather than letting Telo do it. I'm a big fan of each device does it's own thing. Telo does phone, that's it. It's job isn't to manage the bandwidth. From a consumer viewpoint though, I'm impressed with what Ooma has done to simplify the average household setup. Someone thought this through and did a good job of it.
Thanks for the post. I'm sure you are going to have a continuing wonderful experience with ooma. Welcome to the forum and to the ooma family. The slight buzz you are experiencing might be if you chose to integrate your landline with the new Telo. Some folks have reported that. But it goes away after your port is complete. Pull up a stool, have a sip of something good, and enjoy the forum. Lots of good people here and you will fit right in.
VoIP hardware: 2 Telo w/3 handsets & Linx / ooma core
Total Lines: 8 / Numbers: 11 / Handsets: 20
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Friends don't remember what Landline Integration was or why we did it.
I had another line added but I understand that I must have a telo to make it work right? Very concerned about that because I have not heard good things about the handset?
I was wondering if any 2 line tele-phone system plugged into the ooma will work the same way?
Are there any plans to make the handset better?
I work from home and use the handset on a second line and it's great! I use the speaker option for my meetings and can hear just fine. I still have vonage (until pre-paid expires) and ooma sounds at least at good if not better.
The only problem I see with the handset is that the battery dies within 2 days off the charger.
No landline connected. Right now I don't have anything on the POTS ports. I'll eventually hook up a POTS phone to see if the buzz is coming from the DECT side or directly from the Telo. It sounds like they have gain turned up too high somewhere in the chain.
Thank you and all the other regulars here for a great start at building an Ooma community.