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  • mnsandler
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    Originally posted by Peanut View Post
    Sorry, i dont see how starting a new topic.
    please use the control a device action. this will allow you to set an on-level between 0 and 100

    the action you found has limitations by design

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  • Peanut
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    Sorry, i dont see how starting a new topic.

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  • mnsandler
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    Originally posted by Peanut View Post
    Hi Mark. I'm newbie with Homeseer but i'm happy to work with. You do a great job.
    I link my Insteon and config my switchs and now i'm looking a way to dim my event lights at 25. 20 is too low and lights flash sometimes and we find 30 too bright. You have a solution ? Thanks
    please post a pic of your event action.

    note: in the future, please start a new topic instead of adding to an existing topic on a different subject. i will approve the post once i see it.

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  • Peanut
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    Hi Mark. I'm newbie with Homeseer but i'm happy to work with. You do a great job.
    I link my Insteon and config my switchs and now i'm looking a way to dim my event lights at 25. 20 is too low and lights flash sometimes and we find 30 too bright. You have a solution ? Thanks

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  • mnsandler
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    thanks for reporting back.

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  • cvrider
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    Yes, thanks for checking in. I've added about half my devices now. I need to find some time to do the other half. I'm just using Tap Add for each device and labeling it as I go. All works well with the App (although it's hair slow). Once I get all my devices configured, I'll work on the scenes/groups and timers.

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  • mnsandler
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    cvrider are you making progress adding devices?

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  • msachs9393
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    An Insteon Device ID is fixed, that doesn't change. I did find that most of the times when a device didn't add it was because of a mistype, B and 8, zero and D, some characters are similar in appearance. Uses hexidecimal so there are zeros but no capital letter O in a device ID.

    A device with electrical power (like a SwitchLinc) should add easily by Device ID and most of mine did when the characters were typed correctly, but I found with some electrically powered devices I still needed to put them in linking mode for the plugin to add the device. With some I needed to restart HS4 then they'd get added. I just chalked this up to the quirks of technology, things don't always behave as anticipated.

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  • greguf
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    I was unable to add insteon devices using the insteon address. I used tap to add to get them added but they appear to all have different address now

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  • mnsandler
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    there is no description until you add the device to the plugin

    the tap add is a good alternative. make sure to follow the instructions and run the program device for homeseer for each device after its added.

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  • cvrider
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    I somewhat figured it out, bytes 3-5 from the Data column is what i need to use to create devices. However, there is no Description of the device, so there is no way to know which device I'm adding. I'd need to go find that device somehow in the house to name it correctly. Did I do something wrong because no Description was pulled from Insteon? Example:
    Link # Data Description
    0001 EA 01 88 88 88 01 2D 39
    0002 E2 00 51 7C A5 01 20 45
    Wouldn't it be better to just Tap Add Devices, since I could name them as I walk around the house?

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  • cvrider
    started a topic Trouble Adding Devices from Insteon

    Trouble Adding Devices from Insteon

    I've been following the Getting Started guide for the MNS Plugin for Inteon. When I got to the section about DISPLAY INTERFACE LINKS, I got a list of 206 Link #'s and made a note of them. However, it's not clear how to register devices, which is the next step. When I go to the Plug Devices page to add a device, it asks for the Insteon ID. I'm not sure what to put here. Putting in the Insteon Hub ID throws an error. The Link # and the Data from the previous step, doesn't seem to make sense either. Also, do I need to manually add every Insteon device I have? I assumed there was a way it auto-added them from the Hub.

    Since playing around and reading this forum, now when I click "Display Interface Links" it comes back with no devices in the interface link table. Hopefully, I didn't mess this up.

    How do I actually get the Insteon devices in the HomeSeer devices list to control?
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