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#54141 by Cypher
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:45 am

I just received the OOMA Telo and I was very excited that I had got it working right out of the box. However, one day in and it already has stopped working. For whatever reason, the connection now is intermittent. All of the lights are blue except the logo which is always flashing red.

My current set up is Modem/Router (Actiontec MI424WR) > Switch (NetGear JGS524) > Ooma Telo device.

I think the problem is the Switch since I've connected the Telo device directly to my router and the logo turned blue. Is there a certain setup that is needed in order to have it work with a Switch? The only setting I've changed on the setup page of the Ooma device is that I enabled the "Built in mac Address". Everything else has remained the same. I tried calling customer support but they didn't seem to understand what a switch was. Any help would be appreciated.
#54150 by coldsteel
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:11 am
I think your test just showed that it is indeed the switch. this is an unmanaged switch so there isn't a whole lot of information coming out of this device to work with. Do you have other things plugged into the switch like a PC, server etc?
Did you try changing ports with the OOMA and something else that (is) working? Is your modem/router providing DHCP services or is that being done by the switch (make sure you dont have BOTH of them doing it).
#54172 by Cypher
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:08 pm
The ethernet cable has remained the same.

As for the switch, I do have other devices connected to it (laptop, pc, media player). All of these other devices work correctly so the switch is atleast working in that respect. I checked the DHCP services and the actiontec router does have it enabled. I released it to see whether this would allow the Ooma device to go thru and after waiting a little while I renewed the DHCP lease on the router. No luck.

Also, I checked whether the Netgear switch has DHCP enabled but I can't find information on it online. The only thing I found was that it supported DHCP configurations. At this point, I'm greatly dissappointed in the device. After spending countless hours trying to resolve the problem, there seems to be no clear solution. Whats even more frustrating is that it was working for a couple hours and now it just suddenly decided that it doesn't want to work with the switch any longer.
#54195 by coldsteel
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:34 pm
A quick search here on the OOMA forums with your actiontec as the keyword shows that several other folks have this modem/router working with OOMA. So...

Suggestion 1: Unplug the OOMA from your Netgear switch and plug it into one of the other actiontec modem/router ports - your switch is only taking up one of four? of those ports right? Leave everything else connected to the switch as you've indicated and you should be okay.

I'm assuming that Actiontec, Netgear and OOMA are all fairly closely located to each other and that the above suggestion is physically feasible.

Suggestion 2: Assuming that you are a Verizon FIOS customer, take a look around the forums here (use Verizon and Actiontec and FIOS as search terms) to see how other OOMA users have setup their systems and resolve their problems.

Suggestion 3: Take a look on Google about issues with the Actiontec and NAT addressing - you may need to set the Actiontec into bridge mode due to NAT table size issues - I have a similar Verizon modem for DSL and have NOT had to set it into bridge mode to work with OOMA as I haven't found the double NAT setup (Verizon's NAT plus my in-home NAT) to be an issue for me but its an option.
#54209 by Cypher
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:36 pm
Thanks for the suggestion, I've been looking around the forum but I have yet to run into someone with the exact same issue. The Nat issue is something I hadn't considered. I'll take a look into that.
#54219 by tommies
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:44 pm
I'd like look into the Actiontec setup page and see which MAC get assigned an ip. Is your telo MAC appears in the Actiontec status page (or DHCP table, or whatever it called.)

Also look into telo setup page, Status tab to see its assigned ip, which is supposely from the router. If you see any differences, this may be the cause of your problem.

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