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#61758 by murdock
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:05 pm
Hi all,

Silly question, but I would like to confirm. I have an ooma core system. Never had any problems with it, works beautifully.
The way I hooked it up is cable modem ----> ooma ----> wireless router.

I download/upload a large amount (let's say many gigabytes a day) of data on a regular basis through my wireless router. Would doing this damage or wear out the ooma box over time? Like I said I've had it for 1.5 years now with no problems, but I don't want to create any problems. Thanks in advance.
#61760 by ajw522
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:45 pm
No, the amount of data transmitted through the Ooma should not have a negative effect on the Ooma.
#61775 by DTMF
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:52 am
Most home Internet connections have between 10% and 50% as much UPLOAD capacity as DOWNLOAD capacity. If you're uploading many GB of data, you could easily be using most or nearly all of the available bandwidth on your connection during a call. The result of not having enough upload bandwidth will be callers complaining that they can't hear you.
#61787 by tommies
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:38 am
If you have file sharing/bittorrent client, it might be a problem when the program eats all of your up-stream bandwidth. It will affect ooma call quality and all other internet activities.
#61901 by nn5i
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:17 pm
tommies wrote:If you have file sharing/bittorrent client, it might be a problem when the program eats all of your up-stream bandwidth. It will affect ooma call quality and all other internet activities.

That's not what he asked, is it. It's not even related to what he asked. He asked whether all those data passing through would "wear out" the Ooma.

No, of course it won't wear out the Ooma. There are no moving parts.
#61904 by southsound
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:30 pm
nn5i wrote:He asked whether all those data passing through would "wear out" the Ooma.

No, of course it won't wear out the Ooma. There are no moving parts.

Just to be on the safe side, he could use this data conductive grease to make sure that there was no wear caused by data congestion:

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(OK, I was joking! Please do not use this on your ooma or your router.) :P
#61917 by nn5i
Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:20 pm
Robin, where can I get some of that grease? BMW (the car folks) sell a similar product, but at an outlandish price. I haven't found another vendor, and (carefully limited to appropriate use) it's great stuff.
#61927 by southsound
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:56 pm
nn5i wrote:Robin, where can I get some of that grease? BMW (the car folks) sell a similar product, but at an outlandish price. I haven't found another vendor, and (carefully limited to appropriate use) it's great stuff.

I just did a search of Google Images for the picture. I'd tell you more but I've been told I'm a tad "wordy" :P

Actually, I just did another search and although the stuff is usually about $30, I found it for $21.54 at All-Spec. I have never purchased from them but here is the link: CW7100. Make sure you pad your order to at least $25 or you pay an outlandish $8 processing fee.
#96790 by lbmofo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:18 pm
southsound wrote:
nn5i wrote:He asked whether all those data passing through would "wear out" the Ooma.

No, of course it won't wear out the Ooma. There are no moving parts.

Just to be on the safe side, he could use this data conductive grease to make sure that there was no wear caused by data congestion:

Image


(OK, I was joking! Please do not use this on your ooma or your router.) :P

Since I ran out of conductive grease (sorry murdock :) for having fun possibly at your expense), I changed my configuration from

Modem-->Hub-->Router to Modem-->Router-->Hub

I figure it is time for my router to do some QoS work to see how it goes.

Besides, "Home Network" port doing less work has got to be better for Ooma lifespan?

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