Re: Ooma Scout Does Not Work Properly
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:28 pm
The answer is no. On paper, ooma's dial tone can co-exit with the telco DSL signal, Unfortunately, it is not safe to do so because it back feed the ooma dial tone not only to Line 1 but also to to the telco main circuit too. It like running your own power generator for the house without proper cut off the main circuit to the power grid outside. It is dangerous.I just realized I posted to a DSL setup thread so my apologies. I have not bothered to think through how a DSL fed home would affect this method of installation which is why I mentioned that this method is for a cable installation. With a DSL system you basically have 3 signals to deal with; DSL, Phone signal and Scout signal. Some one else could probably help me get back on track with this thread but I would think that you could still feed the phone signal from the Hub back to the Line 1 side of the house wiring, combining the DSL and hub phone signal on L1 and still save L2 for the Scout signal? Just not sure if you need to run through a DSL splitter/filter or not. And then for every other phone device that connects to L1 you would need the DSL filter.