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#103368 by Circuit
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:49 pm
My Ooma Telo has version 63430 firmware and I'm connected Modem-Router-Ooma. On the Advanced Settings screen there is a check box to enable "Allow access to web interface from INTERNET port" I thought that checking this option would allow me to access the Ooma setup screens without having to connect my laptop to the Ooma HOME port, but it doesn't work? After enabling the option and attempting to access http://172.27.35.1 from another PC on my home network my browser says it can't connect. Same with http://setup.ooma.com. Does anyone know what that option does (or supposed to do)?
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#103371 by ajw522
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:05 pm
You'll have to set up Port Forwarding and a Static IP address for your Ooma Telo — both are done on through the Ooma Telo Setup page.

See: https://www.ooma.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f= ... 90#p102548
#103372 by aicitman
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:11 pm
ajw522 wrote:You'll have to set up Port Forwarding and a Static IP address for your Ooma Telo — both are done on through the Ooma Telo Setup page.

See: https://www.ooma.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f= ... 90#p102548

No, you don't need to do that, this check box does the same thing. But the 172 address won't work, because that's for the ooma's private home network only. You'll have to find out what it's IP address is, the one it got from the router. (If the router's webaccess is 192.168.1.1, the ooma's address should be something like 192.168.1.2.)
#103376 by Circuit
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:19 pm
Thanks aicitman. I looked up the IP address my router had assigned to the Ooma and entered it in the browser on another home networked PC and bingo - up came the Ooma setup home page! No connection to the HOME port required!
#103378 by ajw522
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:33 pm
aicitman wrote:
ajw522 wrote:You'll have to set up Port Forwarding and a Static IP address for your Ooma Telo — both are done on through the Ooma Telo Setup page.

See: https://www.ooma.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f= ... 90#p102548

No, you don't need to do that, this check box does the same thing.


Ahh, I didn't know — thanks for clarifying!
#103380 by thunderbird
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:35 pm
"Allow access to web interface from WIRELESS port" in Ooma Setup Advanced page, is used with the Ooma Telo Wireless Wi-Fi USB Dongle.

If using a Modem-Router-Ooma connection, connected with network cables, a temporary connection using a network cable from the Ooma Telo Home port to the wired LAN port of a computer is established. If Wi-Fi is turned on in the computer, temporarily turn off Wi-Fi in the computer. Reboot the computer. Type http://172.27.35.1 in the computer browser window. The Ooma Setup pages opens. Click on the Advanced tab. Put a check mark in front of "Allow access to web interface from WIRELESS port" and click on the Update button.

An IP address is reserved with a permanent lease in the router for the Ooma Telo Wireless Wi-Fi USB dongle. Then the IP address that was reserved for the Ooma Telo Wi-Fi dongle, found in Ooma Setup Status>Ports, is entered in a computer that is connected to the Router LAN port or has a Wi-Fi connection to the Router. Example: http://192.168.001.xxx

Or

If using a Modem-Router-Ooma connection, connected with network cables, a temporary connection using a network cable from the Ooma Telo Home port to the wired LAN port of a computer is established. If Wi-Fi is turned on in the computer, temporarily turn off Wi-Fi in the computer. Reboot the computer. Type http://172.27.35.1 in the computer browser window. The Ooma Setup pages opens. Click on the Advanced tab. Go down to Port Forwarding and click on add new rule. In Start port add 80. In the blank after Forward to IP Address: enter 172.27.35.1 Click on add new Rule. The To Internet Port IP address is found in the Ooma Setup Status>Ports page.

An IP address is reserved with a permanent lease in the router for the Ooma Telo. Then the IP address that was reserved for the Ooma Telo is entered in a computer that is connected to the Router LAN port or has a Wi-Fi connection to the Router. Example: http://192.168.001.xxx
#103392 by jh_austin
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:39 am
Also for other people who may be reading this, you should not check the "Allow access to web interface from INTERNET port" if you have the Modem-Ooma-Router or Modem-Ooma-Computer configuration. That would allow remote computers on the Internet to access your Ooma settings.

The "Allow access to web interface from Internet port" should be set when the Ooma is configured behind a router, but as mentioned previously, you have to use the IP address that the router assigns the Ooma instead of 172.27.35.1 or setup.ooma.com when you try to access the Telo from your browser.

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