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#86547 by pdvigil
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:49 pm
Ok, hopefully this is not just an ignorant question.

WHERE IS THE POWER BUTTON??

I read the instructions & inspected the unit, but do not need a power button. I notice that by cycling through the brightness button I can get the lights to turn off, but I don't think that really is powering the unit down. I'm currently in a holding pattern waiting for my number to port & don't really need the Ooma service operational until after the port is processed.

I noticed that the unit gets a little warm, and under the assumption that if I power it down it will extend the life of the unit, I'm just trying to shut it off until the port goes through.

I realize I can unplug the unit, but it seems like there would be a power button on the unit. Also, If that is the only way to power it down, if I unplug it does the Ethernet signal pass through with the unit off?

So 3 questions, actually:

1) Is there a power button?
2) By cycling the brightness button & at the point the lights are all off on the display, is the unit powered off
3) If the unit is powered off, does the Ethernet signal pass through?

Thanks Folks.. ;)
#86549 by lbmofo
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:26 pm
pdvigil wrote:1) Is there a power button? No
2) By cycling the brightness button & at the point the lights are all off on the display, is the unit powered off No
3) If the unit is powered off, does the Ethernet signal pass through? Yes

As for keeping things cool, check this out: viewtopic.php?t=8227#p71291
#86560 by pdvigil
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:36 am
"Re: Power Switch

Postby lbmofo » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:26 pm

pdvigil wrote:1) Is there a power button? No
2) By cycling the brightness button & at the point the lights are all off on the display, is the unit powered off No
3) If the unit is powered off, does the Ethernet signal pass through? Yes"

Sorry ibmofo,

I just tested your answer to 3) above & no dice.....I unplugged the Ooma Telo from the back, which apparently the only way to power off the unit, and lost my link. At least in my configuration where the Telo is between the modem and the router. When I unplugged it in addition to the Telo being off, the link light on my modem went out and I lost internet access. When I plugged it back in, after Telo re-booted, my link was reestablished.

Thanks for the link for the cooling idea...
#86562 by lbmofo
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:24 am
pdvigil, my bad on 3). You're right.

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