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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by Tuicemen on August 31, 2017, 06:49:28 AM »
LOL,
I found out some discouraging news last time I inquired about the new Wijit app which is junk.
It seems the same developer that is putting together the X10 app put that together.

Knowing this I would have thought the Wijit app would have at least been up to par with the last x10 app I tested for the first proto type. It wasn't even close!
I just hope the app doesn't reveal issues with the hardware.

Right now I'm using the Broadlink RM Pro for X10 Wi-Fi to RF and IR control it works flawless so far
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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by bkenobi on August 30, 2017, 08:27:03 AM »
That sounds encouraging.  Hopefully it will be ready for the Christmas shopping season.

Jeff

Oh, I'm sure it will be.  But I don't know what year that will be.   :o
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Wi-Fi / Re: WiFi Controller?
« Last post by Jeff on August 30, 2017, 05:51:41 AM »
That sounds encouraging.  Hopefully it will be ready for the Christmas shopping season.

Jeff
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XTB Products / Re: XTBM-Pro Repeater Check to Old XTBR
« Last post by rae8836 on August 28, 2017, 12:11:54 AM »
Thanks for checking your records.  The unit has a sticker that says "XTB/XTBR" and the purchase took place so long ago that I wasn't sure what I should expect it to do.  I've got a CM15A plugged into the X10 Boost Port and it is definitely boosting - I can quickly see this if I plug in the CM15A without the booster present. 

A great deal of my X10 activities originate at the CM15A, and I'm finding I can do just about all of my ad hoc stuff via RF through the CM15A.  I still do a few things from a Maxi-Console but that seems to bang through OK. 

I guess all of that does prove that the XTBM-Pro is functioning as it should - it can't check a repeater function that isn't there.  ;)
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XTB Products / Re: XTBM-Pro Repeater Check to Old XTBR
« Last post by Jeff on August 27, 2017, 10:01:12 AM »
When you say "old XTBR", it could be that your unit does not have a repeater or the repeater is disabled.

If you have a wireless transceiver like the RR501 or TM751, try sending commands from that while monitoring an outlet near the XTBR.  If its repeater is functional, you should see two values, first the incoming one from the remote transceiver, and the second stronger one from the XTBR.  The weaker signal will only flash up on the Monitor display for a fraction of a second if the repeater is working.

Followup:  I checked back in our records, and saw you ordered the XTB back in 2010.  I found an email with this statement:

This is the new version that shares its hardware with the XTBR, so it can be updated to the repeater version in the future by just changing the PIC microcontroller.

I did not see any order for a firmware upgrade, so your unit is the XTB, and not the XTBR repeater version.

Jeff
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XTB Products / XTBM-Pro Repeater Check to Old XTBR
« Last post by rae8836 on August 26, 2017, 06:58:37 PM »
I'm trying out all the features of my just-received XTBM-Pro.  My configuration contains a CM15A running through the X10 Boost Input of an old XTBR.  When I try to do a repeater check, either by plugging in the unit or by a long press on the right button, the unit displays REP CHK  -Check- but the X and F values are blank (dashes).  I plugged the XTBM-Pro in the same outlet as the XTBR and still couldn't get any values from the check.  I also tried plugging the CM15A into the outlet without the XTBR - still no values.

All the other XTBM-Pro functions appear to be working as expected.

I know the XTBR is working because I see a 5x change in signal strength with the XTBR in or out of the system.  Suggestions?
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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by Tuicemen on August 02, 2017, 12:30:09 PM »
Hey it only took them a year and a half to get this close to true local Wi-Fi control.
How long till they get it right?
I think I'll put this module back in the box with my old X10 stuff and maybe take it out next year.
That is if X10 doesn't have their Wi-Fi hub released by then.
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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by bkenobi on August 02, 2017, 08:18:53 AM »
Dumb, dumb, dumb...
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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by Tuicemen on August 01, 2017, 10:21:56 AM »
@ bkenobi
Just tested your Idea and that does work.
App displays "controlled by lan" and module does switch.
App still needs internet connection so for me this is no solution as I don't have a data plan on my phone.:(
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Wi-Fi / Re: Sonof modules (Itead Studios)
« Last post by Tuicemen on August 01, 2017, 08:25:37 AM »
Once configured in the app that may work. They do need internet access for initial setup and it appears the App always needs internet which kind of defies the local control if you have no internet.:(
I may give that a try if I get some free time ;)
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