I currently have a cable running from my PC to an Ethernet port on my router, The internet port on the router is connected to the Home Network port on Ooma, the "to internet" port on Ooma is connected to my cable modem. I am absolutely clueless if this means Ooma is behind the router in front of it or on top of it. If some cabling needs to be changed do I need to make changes to router settings? to Ooma settings? My goal is to have my router be the front line defense with no response to outside pings. Any help would be appreciated. Step by step painfully detailed help would be IMMENSELY appreciated. I've read so much about ip addresses and DMZs and the like that my head is about to explode.
Thank you in advance to anyone able to lend a hand. I do apologize if this is old hat to you folks but I couldn't piece together what I needed - that made sense to me - from the other posts concerning this issue. It's all new to me so be gentle.
Ooma responds to external pings.
Turn off the power to everything.
Connect the modem to the internet port of your router.
Connect the Internet port of Ooma to a LAN port on the router.
Connect your computer to a LAN port on the router.
Turn on the modem and wait until it syncs with your ISP.
Turn on the router and wait until it finishes startup.
Turn on Ooma.
Turn on your computer.
If you need to do any configuration of Ooma temporarily connect your computer to the Home port of Ooma.
If your computer has built-in wireless it must be disabled for this connection to work.
There is a way to connect to Ooma with the computer connected to the router but lets get this configuration working before adding that complication.
This configuration is Ooma behind the router.
Telo with 2 Handsets, a Linx, and a Safety Phone
Telo2 with 2 Handsets and a Linx
Now that everything seems to be working should I continue to lbmofo's post and mess with QoS and MAC addresses or leave well enough alone at this point?