How to forward a port?

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Addoluciano
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How to forward a port?

Post by Addoluciano » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:03 pm

Hello,
I have been using Ooma for ~ 1 month and love it! Only thing is I have to bypass Ooma to share large files over Utorrent (not illegal files). I get this screen when I check the port used by Utorrent.

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Any suggestions on how to get around Ooma other than removing it from my physical network?

Thanks!

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Re: How to forward a port?

Post by Groundhound » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:39 pm

Assuming the ooma hub is in front of your router, you can put the router's IP in ooma's DMZ at setup.ooma.com > Advanced. You should set the same IP as both the Start and End address in the DHCP Configuration on the same page.

If you are not using a separate router, but have your PC connected directly to the ooma hub, you can forward the ports you need at: setup.ooma.com > Advanced > Port Forwarding (near bottom of page)

Addoluciano
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Re: How to forward a port?

Post by Addoluciano » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:54 pm

That worked, thank you!!

So Ooma acts as a firewall? Any idea why it was blocking the port?

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Re: How to forward a port?

Post by bw1 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:08 am

Yes, the ooma hub has built in router and firewall capabilities.

For uTorrent, I forwarded port 26172 / TCP to the IP address ooma assigned to my wireless router under the advanced tab.

My setup is cable modem -> ooma hub -> wireless router.

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