Now that you’ve gotten your Ooma system set up for basic functionality, you may find yourself wishing that you could do even more. Fortunately, Ooma’s got you covered! Within this section you will find instructions to cover a wide variety of common advanced setups that will help you integrate Ooma into your household’s unique lifestyle.

  1. Can I distribute my Ooma dial tone to all of the phone jacks in my house?
  2. How do I set up my Ooma Telo to work with a DVR or satellite unit that requires a phone line?
  3. How do I install Ooma in a different location than my modem or router?

Can I distribute my Ooma dial tone to all of the phone jacks in my house?

Under most circumstances, it is possible to distribute your Ooma dial tone to all of the phone jacks in your home. Before you get started, there are some safety precautions you should be aware of. For more information, please see our KB article.

How do I set up my Ooma Telo to work with a DVR or satellite unit that requires a phone line?

DVR and satellite boxes which require access to a phone line may be connected to your Ooma Telo device (Ooma does not recommend that you connect it to an Ooma Scout). Your DVR or satellite box should be programmed to dial the *99 prefix prior to the destination phone number. This will signal to the Ooma device optimize the call for the modem signals that will be sent by the connected device.

Note that transmission of modem signals over Ooma is highly dependent on the quality of your Internet connection and may not work for all customers. If you are unable to get your DVR or satellite box to work over Ooma, we recommend that you maintain a basic phone line (with no features or long distance plan) for this purpose.

How do I install Ooma in a different location than my modem or router?

If your modem or router is located in place that’s inconvenient for your Ooma Telo and family telephone, don’t panic! Our Ooma Wireless adapter allows you to place your Telo anywhere in your home that has a wireless connection.

Ooma also works well with many 3rd party HomePlug devices. Our HomePlug article will give you an overview of how these devices work with Ooma.