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  • pmp350
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    And now for more help............

    I'm understand the concept with GeoFencing. I need help setting up the server. I have no idea as to what port to use on my router.

    Any suggestions? I have an ASUS RT-AC88U.

    I'm already thinking about going back to the SEL. Already using 3 of my 5 plug-in allotment and still have another one to add after I het PHLocation up and running.

    Everybody has been great helping me out on this. I have officially turned off my Smartthings network because I'm confident I can set things up the way I want with help from my new friends.

    Thanks again,

    AARPaul in Florida

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  • pmp350
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    Success!!

    It's installed!!

    Thanks for all the help!!

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  • mikaluch
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    The easiest thing to do is copy it with FileZilla to a folder that you do have permissions in. A sure bet is homeseer's home directory. /home/HomeSeer/ Usually anyway. Then copy to correct folder in the HomeSeer root folder. From anywhere this will work:

    $ sudo (heh, spellchecker keeps changing sudo to suck) cp /home/homeseer/file_to_move /usr/local/HomeSeer/Updates3/Zips/

    If you want to keep the same file name you don't have to type it in again. If you want to change it type the new name after the last /.

    Edit: /home/HomeSeer should be /home/homeseer
    Capitalization matters in linux.

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  • pmp350
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    Need a little help moving the file from my Mac to the Zee. I must not be getting the command correct. I can change the directory but not doing something right with the copy command.

    Here is where the zip file is located on my computer...

    /Users/pmp350/Desktop/PHLocation Files/PHLocation_3_0_1_47.zip

    Would you write the correct command so I can copy and paste, please?

    Thanks,

    AARPaul in Florida

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  • mikaluch
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    You will need some sort of terminal access to manage your system. Instead of using FileZilla, log in to SSH directly with the same username/password combination:

    homeseer@mgmtmachine: ssh my_Z.homenet

    enter your password then you should see:

    homeseer@my_z.homenet:

    change directories into the Zip directory

    homeseer@my_z.homenet: cd /usr/local/HomeSeer/Updates3/Zips

    presumably homeseer is a sudo user, if not you have more steps to go

    copy file to the directory

    homeseer@my_z.homenet:/usr/local/HomeSeer/Updates3/Zips$ sudo cp /loc_of_file/file_to_copy ./file_to_copy

    enter the same password you logged in with
    change the ownership of the file if necessary

    homeseer@my_z.homenet:/usr/local/HomeSeer/Updates3/Zips$ sudo chown homeseer:homeseer file_to_copy

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  • pmp350
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    My first time helping........

    When you change the password as instructed, it does NOT change the user name when trying to log into the OS.

    So, the user name will always be - homeseer

    But the password will have changed from hsthsths3 to what ever you changed it to.

    Example:

    In your "Setup/Network" tab in the HomeSeer program, your would see your new user name and new password you created. The OS did not change the user name but it did change the password to the one that is in your "Setup/Network" tab.

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  • Al_M
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    pmp350:

    I am completely new to HomeSeer myself and trying to do the same exact thing. Using a HomeTroller SEL and FileZilla on a Mac mini.

    What username/password ended up working for you? I keep getting denied access...

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  • pmp350
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    So close........

    Originally posted by cheeryfool View Post
    Paul
    PHLocation definitely works on Linux and I imagine it works fine on a Zee 2 also, though I haven't tried that. Mr Happy is correct in that you do need to do a manual install for PHLocation (as opposed to many other plugins).

    As we established on the other thread that you don't have a Windows machine to hand, you will need to use FileZilla from your MBP to access the file structure of the Zee S2. Use the IP address of the Zee as the Host in FileZilla and set the protocol to SFTP-SSH. Use the credentials of the Zee S2 that you established on first boot (per the quick start guide).

    Once connected, you should see your MBP file structure in the left panel and the Zee file structure in the right panel.

    On your MBP, download the PHLocation plugin and unzip it. It creates 2 files, updater_override.txt file and another zip. Using FileZilla, drop the TXT file into /usr/local/homeseer/ and then drop the zip file into /usr/local/homeseer/updates3/zips

    I believe the above paths are correct for the Zee 2, but I don't have one to verify. Note that folder names are case-sensitive in Unix/Linux and I may not have the capitalisation correct.

    Once this is complete, I would restart the Zee. Then when it's back up, use the browser on your MBP to go to the HS3 web UI and then drill down to >Plugins>Manage. At the bottom of the list of installed plugins (if any) you should see an Additional Interfaces section. Expand that and drill down until you find PHLocation. Click the checkbox and then Install.

    Once it's installed restart the Zee again and you should have the plugin available via the web ui
    I was able to move the TXT file but do not have permission to write to: usr/local/homeseer/updates3/zips

    I'm so close!!!! How do I get write permission to the zip folder?

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  • pmp350
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    Update

    I found the correct user/password combination to access the OS. I'm in with FileZilla, CyberDuck and the MacBook Pro terminal program. Will start working on moving the files shortly.

    Thanks for everyone's help!!

    AARPaul in Florida

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  • cheeryfool
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    Try the recovery procedures on page 6 of the quick start guide. As the other guys have mentioned you are looking for the login / password of the Zee, not the HS3 user/password. http://homeseer.com/guides/HomeTroll...rted-Guide.pdf

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  • pmp350
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    I have a headache.....

    I tried...

    homeseer
    hsthsths3

    and it did not work

    I tried root and it did not work.

    Any other suggestions?

    I appreciate all the help. WE'LL GET THIS SOON ENOUGH :-)

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  • mikaluch
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    You need an OS username and password for a user that has permissions to write to and create files in the HomeSeer root folder. Usually that will be either root, a sudo user, or the user that owns the HomeSeer root folder. That's why rmasonjr asked you to use the homeseer user.

    Edit: the alternative is a user in the group with those permissions for the HomeSeer root folder.

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  • pmp350
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    Trust me, I'm not taking ANY offense. Speak to me like a 3 year old. That would work.

    I'm assuming I need the OS user name and password.....I have an idea....

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  • mikaluch
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    Presumably that is access through the HomeSeer web server. You are using a browser for that access?

    That is not access to the operating system (OS - sorry if that is obvious but there is no way to know what you already know). To change files that can't be manipulated by the web page you have to get logged into the OS. That's where I think the disconnect occurred. I'm guessing you changed a password in HomeSeer for a user that by default had matching username/password combinations for HomeSeer and the OS. Unless they did something special for the Z changing your password in HomeSeer will not change your OS password.

    You don't need to log in to HomeSeer to transfer files using FileZilla. You need to log in to the OS via an SSH connection.

    Again, don't take offense if that is too basic but basic is usually the best place to start.

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  • pmp350
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    I'm not trying to control the system. I'm just trying to put 2 files in the file directory but I can't access the file directory.

    I think I may be using the wrong login/password but the only ones I have are what I see in the HomeSeer setup page under network.

    My user name and login does give me access to the program.....

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