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#84652 by mkizer
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:48 pm
I currently have my Ooma setup the normal way: cable modem->Ooma->router
but I am going to be rewiring my house into a more centrally managed configuration (modem, router, etc. in an out of the way place, with network cables running to all required spots in the house).
Question: Are there any known issues with this type of setup: cable modem->network switch->(all other devices including the Ooma, wireless router, etc.)?

Theoretically, it should be fine, but I just wanted to see if anyone here has done something similar.
Thanks,
#84695 by mkizer
Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:57 am
Good points, thanks.

So, I'll probably end up with this configuration in my central "wiring closet" (actually a shelf just outside the door to my garage):
cable modem -> wireless router -> switch -> all LAN drops within the house
I'll then plug the Ooma base unit into one of the LAN drops in the house. I don't have any Telo handsets, I just use a cordless phone off of the Ooma base.

If that doesn't work (call quality possibly affected?), I could always run a To/From pair of ethernet cables to some location in the house:
cable modem -> (long run to) Ooma (long return run) -> wireless router -> switch -> all other LAN drops

That shouldn't be too big of a problem because I plan on running 2 ethernet and one video line to at least one location in each room to allow for some flexibility.
#133805 by Preston
Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:28 am
I realize this original post is a few years old now, but I was just wondering if anything has changed and if it was successfully installed.

My situation is a bit different... I have a wireless cable modem router (Motorola Surfboard SBG6580 -- http://www.surfboard.com/products/sbg6580/), and a TP-LINK TL-SG108E 8-Port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch that I haven't installed yet.

I'm just wondering how to set the switch up with Ooma. Currently Ooma is plugged into one of the four ports in the cable modem router.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#133812 by murphy
Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:41 pm
Connect the switch to one of the router ports. You now have 10 ports available to connect whatever you want.

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