Thank You, guys. The main problem is that you started to use language I am not familiar with like QoS ))). I have ooma and I need wireless connection. There is an offer till Jan 5 for 15 mbs for $29.99 with Time Warner.
Did I understand correctly that since ooma has built in router - my lynksis one is unnecessary?
The internet is necessary only for minor things - browse, check emails and watch movies occasionally ( I think it is called streaming, not sure. But I am not buying them through netflix for example - these programs or movies are available to anyone for free).
you would get a better deal getting that 15/1 (was 10/1) for $29.99/1 yr.
yes, ooma has a 2-port router built in. this mean that you plug the modem into ooma and then a wired computer also. only one wired connection can be plugged into the ooma though - no wireless.
Last edited by ReverseHandedJO; 01-04-2013 at 11:48 PM..
I just ordered 15 mbs, I , realized that's what you,ReverseHandedJO, will advise to get.
how would I connect ooma, modem, router and fax/printer?
modem - cable outlet and router. ooma to modem? printer/fax to modem?
Edit: I never used separate modem and router - i hope I am not creating a problem for myself if I choose SB5101 model (there is another one sb5101u - don't know the difference) and wireless router Linksys BEFW11S4 802.11b ( I bought it many years ago and never used it)
that is a crock of shit. you should be able to plug the alarm into the ooma and they wont know.
what is this so-called relay switch supposed to do that is so special?
I see. Now I have to figure out how to plug it into ooma )))
Originally we had ADT, and then I switched to another company. As far as I know, the wiring is in the box inside the closet. While ooma is in the room.
Alarm's do require special wiring considerations to ensure that the alarm can seize the phone line when it needs to dial out. The relays involved in this process are always built into the alarm system it's self.
Basically, the wiring from the ooma needs to go directly to the alarm system first and then from the alarm to the rest of the house. Typically, these wiring connections occur in what's called an RJ-31x jack which automatically connects the house wiring when the alarm is physically unplugged. You also want to make sure the telephone wires you use are disconnected from the DEMARC. If you search ooma's forums or a number of diy alrarm forums you should find adequate explanations of what needs to be done.
If things are wired properly, then the question is are the current settings going to work for the alarm's communication. It may be necessary to prefix the dialing sequence with something like *99 or *98[ooma.com] and *70 (eg *70*99 or p*70*99p) or to switch the reporting protocol between cid and sia. You'll want to test if it's working correctly possibly more than once (call them and put the account in test first). As you no longer have a true landline, if there are any problems they'd probably have to send someone to your house and couldn't reprogram it remotely. You may have to disable dial tone detection. It sounds like adding a dsl filter could be helpful too.
While the description they gave you does sound like a scam, what they'd really be doing is checking that things are properly wired and adjusting programming settings as needed.
also, label the disconnected house telephone wiring inside the DEMARC box something like "ooma - do NOT connect to telephone company!"
there are 2 ways of house telephone wiring, parallel where separate lines run from each jack to the DEMARC box and then there is daisy chain wiring where the wiring from one jack runs to the next and so on.
if you have daisy chain telephone wiring then you just disconnect the red and green wires from the telephone company inside the DEMARC box and you are done.
if you have parallel telephone wiring then you have multiple wires and have to disconnect all the red and green wires from the telephone comany inside the DEMARC box. group the red wires together with a wire nut and then the green wires together with a second wire nut.
once the wiring is disconnected from the telephone company inside the DEMARC box you should be able to backfeed ooma into the closest jack for ooma telephone at each jack (including the alarm).
Last edited by ReverseHandedJO; 01-06-2013 at 05:45 PM..
I have signed uo for up to 15 mbps but I am getting 1,37 mbps via router!!!
Edit: I checked speed connecting computer directly to router and it is actually 20 mbps, but via wireless router is 1.37 mbps. I stumbled across a suggestion to move devices apart - I did and speed became around 5 mbps. Any suggestions?
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