oldanbo wrote:
Okay, I'm being a smarta** here, but really 3 to the 2nd power equals 9 and that's just for 1 config.

Smarta** off now. I see what you are saying.

Wish I could have been of more help. I'm pretty sure that others more knowledgeable than myself will offer suggestions.

Regards,

Dan

Thanks for playing, but bzzzt!

3! = 3*2*1 = 6. I have three boxes to cycle power on, with no repeats, and order is assumed to matter. So all permutations are considered distinct and I have three choices for the first, two choices for the second, and exactly one choice left for the third. Total possible sequences: 6. Now, you might have thought I was doing a different experiment, for which the answer is 9. That's fine, just not what I was describing. Really, Dan, I do appreciate your chiming in here. And if you have any ideas -- even crazy ones as long as they don't involve submerging the ooma in perfectly good Guinness -- I am interested.

Meanwhile, the Murphy Principle seems to be in full effect. Since Sunday afternoon about 14:30 MST, when I implemented the locked-MAC suggestion from murphy (coincidence? what's in a name...), the ooma hub has gone down exactly once, which was sometime between 01:30 MST and 07:00 MST Tuesday. I suppose the failure may be multimodal, and murphy's suggestion knocked out the first-order term. But that would fail Occam's Razor. If history repeats, the ooma will lock up again sometime overnight and I'll get another shot at it in the morning.

Cheers,

KB7