Ooma on a client bridge

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nn5i
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Ooma on a client bridge

Post by nn5i » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:21 pm

Seems to me that I've seen someone here wondering how Ooma would do, working through a wireless bridge. I wondered too, and now I know. I'm currently using the following:

COMCAST cable
V
V
V
Linksys cable modem
V
V (cat5 ethernet)
V
D-Link DI604 router >>> remainder of my LAN (6 computers, gigabit switches, etc.)
V
V (cat5 ethernet)
V
D-Link DWL-G700AP wireless access point
V
V (wireless connection)
V
Linksys wireless router running DD-WRT, configured as a client bridge >>> more PCs
V
V (cat5 ethernet)
V
Ooma Telo
V
V (2-conductor phone cord)
V
VTech 5831 wireless phone system, 6 handsets


All this works like a charm, perfect telephony. I doubted it would work well, and I was wrong. Just thought I'd mention it here to see whether anyone else has tried something similar.

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Re: Ooma on a client bridge

Post by philw132 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:09 am

Awesome post! I've got a few devices myself that can run modified firmware too. i was curious about that possibility, glad it worked for you.

It might be food for thought. great way to re-purpose some hardware thats been in storage!
Customer Since: 4/6/10
Service/Hardware: Telo w/ bluetooth
Premier Expires: 6/02/12
Comcast Port: 4/15/10 - 5/17/10
Internet: Comcast Cable Top Speed Tier
Setup: Motorola SB6120 -> Cisco E3000 -> Telo
Phone: Vtech DECT 6.0 3-Handset / 1 Telo Handset

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Re: Ooma on a client bridge

Post by nn5i » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:24 pm

Since that initial post I have got Ooma running on another wireless-G link, a Linksys WTR54GS "travel router", which also (since this morning) is running DD-WRT. This works extremely well too, and my intent is to take it with me on trips in my small motor home. I expect that, anywhere there's open wi-fi available, I'll have my Ooma phone service. Haven't tried this away from home yet, though.

Installing DD-WRT firmware in a WTR54GS is a complex operation, by the way. There are 16 steps to follow! But it worked first time.

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