lentilocks wrote:Ever since I got my Ooma, it has worked great, with one exception. Anytime there is a power loss, whether for just a few seconds or down for hours, it is very difficult to get the Ooma back up and running. I always have to manually reset the cable modem and/or Ooma, and it almost always takes many attempts before it works. Anyone know why and if there is an easier way to get it back up and running after a power loss?
If you reboot the Modem, but not the Ooma Telo, and the Ooma Telo then self reconnects, the problem probably is with your Modem or Internet signal. If this is the case, see if your Modem has a reset function, reference your Modem owner's manual. If so do a Modem reset. Note: if your Modem contains batteries, they must be temporarily removed to have a successful Modem Reset or Reboot.
Some other suggestions:
Try connecting Modem-Router-Ooma.
You could try an Ooma Telo factory reset:
Ooma Telo Factory Reset::
Dial *#*#099 on the phone attached to Telo phone port to issue a factory reset.
A recording will come on the line and ask if you really want to do a factory reset. Press 1 for yes, and press 2 or hang up for no. After pressing 1, you will hear a busy signal. After hanging up, the Line number 1 light stays lit yellow on the face of the Ooma Telo. After a short period of time, only the Line number 1 & 2 lights remain lit blue. Then after more time, the Ooma Telo goes into the boot sequence, and comes back on line.
If you are using an Ooma Wi-Fi dongle, you have to access Ooma Setup and rescan for the Wi-Fi network before a Wi-Fi connection can be made. The same is true for DSL, if you have to enter Connection type PPoE and a Name and Password for the Internet provider connection. You may want to reset MAC address to Use Built In, reset your Quality of Service Upstream/Downstream Internet Speed settings, and Bluetooth settings if you are using Ooma’s USB Bluetooth dongle. Ooma Telo handsets will have to be re-registered.