whats the usb plug for?

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Re: whats the usb plug for?

Post by southsound » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:28 pm

bissli wrote:I assume that the hardware is functional. The device is linux based and all they need is to activate the usb driver module in the kernel and the port can be used for any function from making it a NAS with a usb drive, adding a webcam to making it a print server.

You can add a bluetooth kernel driver and a dongle and that will open up some interesting possibilities for a BT headset and voice dialing.

My guess is that that its there right now for a possible recovery from a bad firmware update with plans to add features in the future.
I'd like it to connect to my espresso machine so it could make me lattes in the morning just before I wake up. Our present coffee maker does a great job but oh how I long for a tall skinny mocha no whip when I have my feet hit the floor. Maybe it will be a future upgrade or maybe someone can take the ooma developer sdk and make it happen. Ummmmma coffee. Kinda sounds like ooma, right? :)
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Re: whats the usb plug for?

Post by dhkkim » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:29 pm

how do you get firmware update?

i think it will be nice if we can use this usb port for bluetooth or webcam.

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Re: whats the usb plug for?

Post by bw1 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:41 am

It's automatic. The latest firmware is 24912 which you can see on the Device Status page.

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Re: whats the usb plug for?

Post by southsound » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:43 am

bw1 wrote:It's automatic. The latest firmware is 24912 which you can see on the Device Status page.
That's true but it still doesn't support AMoIP (Automatic Mocha over IP - see two posts above), BoIP (Brownies over IP - ask WayneDSR about that one), or ICoIP (Ice Cream over IP). :grin:

I guess I'll just have to be happy with great phone service! :cool:
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Re: whats the usb plug for?

Post by mcbleu » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:38 pm

the USB port is for hack and mod

just kidding

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Re: whats the usb plug for?

Post by southsound » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:51 pm

I suppose Jack-in-the-Box could make a USB Jack that would plug into it kinda like the window Jack they brought out to thwart the evil intentions of those who would kidnap an antenna Jack.
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Re: whats the usb plug for?

Post by t4feb » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:55 am

One thing for sure we know about the USB on the hub is that it is a good conversation piece LOL
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Re: whats the usb plug for?

Post by dhkkim » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:12 pm

i hope i can charge my ipod/iphone over ooma's usb.

ooma's ac adapter is kinda big that it blocks my other power outlets that used to be my ipod charger's outlet.
anyway i think something like video chat will be cool.

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Re: whats the usb plug for?

Post by southsound » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:48 pm

dhkkim wrote:i hope i can charge my ipod/iphone over ooma's usb.

ooma's ac adapter is kinda big that it blocks my other power outlets that used to be my ipod charger's outlet.
anyway i think something like video chat will be cool.
I tried to charge my iPod Touch 2nd gen - it does NOT work. Sorry. :sad:
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Re: whats the usb plug for?

Post by just4fn » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:24 pm

I put my magicjack in it and now I can make free calls anywhere in the USA!
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