Dreaded red blinking light

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DMRNYC
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Re: Dreaded red blinking light

Post by DMRNYC » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:55 am

ntoy wrote:Hello DMRNYC,

Yes, your box was updated. Now, firmware updates are rolled out in random batches. Meaning not all Ooma systems active on the network are updated on the same day. It make take up to a week to complete.

Thank you for the clarification! Is there a way that I can determine that an update is occurring so I don't go through a panic attack over loss of service?

Best wishes,

David

ntoy

Re: Dreaded red blinking light

Post by ntoy » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:20 am

Hello David,

I guess without calling support, one way would be if you see what we call the "run way lights" on the bottom
row of a telo. This would indicate an upgrade in progress. Sometimes upgrades do take longer, it depends on the traffic in the network.

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Re: Dreaded red blinking light

Post by DMRNYC » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:50 am

ntoy:

Thanks, again. One last question. If indeed I had turned off the Telo during the update but it is now working, does that mean that the update was successful, or could it be corrupted? (In other words, would the update have restarted when the unit was powered up again)?

Best wishes,

David in NY

ntoy

Re: Dreaded red blinking light

Post by ntoy » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:09 pm

In the early days, unplugging power on the device while an upgrade was in progress may have corrupted the firmware.
Now, software has improved with safety nets. But, sometimes it is hard to predict behavior with software/hardware.

It would be best to leave the device powered without interruption unless otherwise instructed by support.

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Re: Dreaded red blinking light

Post by DMRNYC » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:20 pm

ntoy wrote:In the early days, unplugging power on the device while an upgrade was in progress may have corrupted the firmware.
Now, software has improved with safety nets. But, sometimes it is hard to predict behavior with software/hardware.

It would be best to leave the device powered without interruption unless otherwise instructed by support.
Thanks for your help!

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Re: Dreaded red blinking light

Post by Todd H » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:11 pm

Just experienced the same thing with my hub. Hub red light was blinking for a couple of minutes. My DSL modem light was blinking as if something was downloading. I figured it must be a firmware update so I left it alone. After a couple of minutes it's back up.

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Re: Dreaded red blinking light

Post by MPDano » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:36 pm

Hmm, mine is doing this now too. I had dial tone earlier about 2 hours ago but couldn't call out or in. It was actually normal as far as lights. Now it's got the blinking red logo. Would be nice to get a courtesy email when these updates are going to happen. We are VOIP you know.
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Re: Dreaded red blinking light

Post by thunderbird » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:11 am

MPDano wrote:Hmm, mine is doing this now too. I had dial tone earlier about 2 hours ago but couldn't call out or in. It was actually normal as far as lights. Now it's got the blinking red logo. Would be nice to get a courtesy email when these updates are going to happen. We are VOIP you know.
If it's still blinking, remove power from your Modem, Ooma, Router. Wait fifteen minutes. Repower your Modem, when the modem is done powering, repower what ever is connected to the Modem (Ooma or Router). When that is done powering, repower what is left.

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Re: Dreaded red blinking light

Post by Gorbanifar » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:56 am

After 11 months of error free service my wife was finally convinced we would not have the misery caused by our previous exploits into voip (Vonage).

I was just preparing to terminate the land line this week and now I have an unresponsive blinking red which started 3 days ago.

Rebooted countless times - still blinking
Reooted modem - router - ooma - still blinking
Waited de-energized for 30 min - still blinking
Connected to computer and Reset device to dhcp as indicated in other thread - still blinking

The cat10 wire lights are solid green and blinking yellow
So I can address the ooma with my computer, the internet connection is magnificent but it still refuses to respond.

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Re: Dreaded red blinking light

Post by thunderbird » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:23 am

Gorbanifar wrote:After 11 months of error free service my wife was finally convinced we would not have the misery caused by our previous exploits into voip (Vonage).

I was just preparing to terminate the land line this week and now I have an unresponsive blinking red which started 3 days ago.

Rebooted countless times - still blinking
Reooted modem - router - ooma - still blinking
Waited de-energized for 30 min - still blinking
Connected to computer and Reset device to dhcp as indicated in other thread - still blinking

The cat10 wire lights are solid green and blinking yellow
So I can address the ooma with my computer, the internet connection is magnificent but it still refuses to respond.
When you access Ooma Setup, click on Status page and see if OOMA Tunnel: is showing connected. If it's not, you have to contact Ooma Customer Support to get it going again. Contact them anyway to see if they can see anything from their side.

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