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Wi-Fi / Re: wijit modules
« Last post by Tuicemen on June 25, 2017, 07:17:18 AM »
I've done some testing on these low cost modules
Although the hub is Wi-Fi the modules are not.
The hub takes the incoming signal and determines which module1-16 to send the signal to via 2.4.
The module and hub are smaller then a x10 appliance module but not by much.
The only way to set these up and control them is with a smart phone ( not ideal)
They suffer from the same issues as X10 RF.
Infact I was unable to set up one module until I unplugged it and moved it to another outlet  I then realized there was a wall wart in the next plug so I tested with a phone charger next to it.
The module would click on but not off. :(
My hub gets warm which is a bit of a concern however it isn't warmer then my router gets.
Modules stay cool to the touch but that may depend on how close you get to their max load.

Bottom line: I won't be moving to these from X10
Although first to the market, the X10 hub from what I've seen with past beta units is a far superior animal. ;)
 
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Wi-Fi / wijit modules
« Last post by Tuicemen on June 19, 2017, 05:38:38 PM »
I'm told several potential products have come out of development of the X10 Wi-Fi module(hub)
The wijit modules seems to be just one.
https://www.thehomeautomationstore.com/wijit.html
These are not X10 modules nor is there a current way to interface with X10.
These are low end one way modules which cost more then current two way Wi-Fi modules flooding the market right now.
I have a sample module and hub being sent to me but suspect they won't stay in operation long here.
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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by Tuicemen on June 16, 2017, 05:59:51 AM »
I got some encouraging news on the Wi-Fi module hub the other day.
the latest prototype has gone through in house testing with every few issues.
All of which appear to be software issues.
The Good news is they finally have a developer that understands X10 and what Authinx is trying to do.

They need to compare results to a real world environment however they only have the one prototype which was hand made.
Another is being made to confirm testing results.
Hopefully this won't take to long to put together.
I suspect once these latest issues are worked out with the developer an initial production run will occur.
If you snag one you'll be a beta tester. ;)
The current software is only for androids and a smart phone is required to set up the hub.

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X10 Modules and Switches / Re: Two way floodlight controler
« Last post by Jeff on April 16, 2017, 11:18:38 AM »
I acquired a couple of new old-stock PR511 floodlights if anyone is looking for one.

Jeff
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X10 General Topics / Re: Alexa and X10
« Last post by Tuicemen on April 11, 2017, 07:15:48 AM »
For those that haven't notice or read elsewhere alex10 and the bridge have been updated to include more security.
This allows one to access the bridge from the web with some means of security.
Even if you don't plan on accessing the bridge from the internet it is strongly advised to update to the new Alex10 and enable the secure bridge. ;)
This way only users with authorization can access the bridge if your PC gets hacked.
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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by Tuicemen on April 11, 2017, 07:07:37 AM »
thanks for pointing that out,
I very often fail to check posts for grammar prior to posting. ;)
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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by IBMJunkman on April 09, 2017, 06:49:38 AM »
Sounds like the project was time and materials based :)

Watching a story about Liftmaster door openers and their Smartphone app made me think about an X10 Smartphone app. Sorry to see WiFi is not going well.

Tuiceman, you are consistent. :) I hate to be a grammar nazi but...

Threw is past tense of throw.

Through is the word you want. An informal version is thru.

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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by Tuicemen on April 05, 2017, 03:53:09 PM »
Well distance to my outdoor furnace from router is 50-60 feet.
Should note even my Samsung smartphone had troubles from this location.
I suspect the metal furnace was absorbing the signal as I have gotten over 100 feet with my phone open air.
Also the standard sonof module worked fine from this distance prior to hook up.

Lately my router even has difficulty connecting to closer devices at the off grid place so I suspect the radio in it is on the blink.

I never tested these things to actually see their range as most things I connected these to were fairly close to my router.
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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by bkenobi on April 05, 2017, 02:41:59 PM »
What kind of real world range were you seeing?  I've seen people claim a range of hundreds of yards/meters.  I think many of those claims were open ground though.
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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by Tuicemen on April 05, 2017, 01:15:20 PM »
Just a bit of an Update on these.
I got tired of waiting for Sonoff to release a protocol or sdk and the cloud (well  maybe not the cloud but their app)
The smartphone app for these is a pain to setup and unless you use it regularly will forget you.
when it forgets you the process of setting up has to be redone.

I ended up flashing a save voltage version and using a third party firmware.
This allows me to make a direct call to the device without the cloud or iteads app.
the outdoor furnace plan at the off grid place was a bust the range of the Wi-Fi signal just wasn't reaching my router well enough to be reliable.
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