I had initiated a discussion on one of the OOMA forums a few weeks ago, about Femtocell (also called a microcell) technology when one of the participants mentioned that Magic Jack announced getting into this space (so much for that being a leading-edge idea on my part). Actually they are not new (just new to me) the image at left came from a post over on imcellular about the hurdles these devices must overcome but it could be that we are seeing the beginnings of another game-changer in the works. Femtocell Background A Femtocell is a small cell phone base station that mimics the cell tower that your cell phone connects to but which routes the calls through your internet connection. The Femtocell is designed for use in a home or small business and generally supports anywhere from 2 to 4 active cell phone connections. To date, Femtocells have been available solely through the carriers as an adjunct to their cellular phone networks and generally used to improve cell phone services in areas where cell phone service has been marginal at best. Read the rest of this entry »
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This is a companion post to the OOMA DNS configuration post. If you don’t want to know how the Verizon DSL modem was configured for OOMA traffic then you can just skip reading now.
Figure 1 is the screen displayed after you first login to the Verizon (Westell) modem. Assuming that you were the person to initially setup the modem then you chose an ID and password and that is what you use to login to your Verizon account (and email) and to the modem. The default address of the modem (while you are on your network) is 192.168.1.1.
Disclaimer: I can’t guarantee that this will work for everyone just that it worked in my configuration on a Westell 6100 modem. Proceed further at your own risk.