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  • Ocelot com port problem

    I had been using my Ocelot with Homeseer without any problems. It was plugged directly into com1.

    For a variety of reasons, I recently changed the Ocelot to com5. The CMax control software that comes with the Ocelot has no trouble connecting to it. So I know it's working fine.

    However, when I go into Homeseer and change the com port from 1 to 5, it doesn't work. I save the setting and exit homeseer. I check the settings.ini file in my hs2 config directory, and it correctly says comport=5 under the [hspi_ocelot] section. However, when I restart homeseer, i see this message in the log: "Initializing Ocelot on COM port 1" and of course since it's not on com1, the next line in the log is "Error, Ocelot Plug-in, Timeout looking for CPU-XA/Ocelot". Why is it looking on com1 when the settings.ini file is set to com5? Is there another place where this setting exists that I need to fix? Thanks

  • #2
    Are you running the latest version of the Ocelot plugin? What version of HS are you running? Did you try rebooting the PC?
    -Rupp
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    • #3
      My setup

      I'm running 2.2.2433.35446 of the plug in and I'm on HS 2.2.0.3. I have tried rebooting several times. When I re-assigned the Ocelot to com port 1, it works fine again. But I can't get it to work on com5.

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      • #4
        Com5 works, but another problem!

        Rupp, I figured it out. There are actually two places in HS2 to set the com port of the Ocelot. The first one, which somehow I overlooked, is on the SETUP->INTERFACES menu just to the right of the disabed/enabled buttons. The second one is on the CONFIG screen of the Ocelot. I had set the second one to com5, but overlooked the first one entirely, so it was still set to com1. When I just switched the first one to com5, everything works fine. It's odd to have the setting in two places, though!

        However, I came across another issue. My system has a USB-UIRT in it to RECEIVE IR commands. I also have an SECU16-IR connected to my Ocelot which I want to use to SEND IR commands. However, HS2 refuses to let me have both the USB-UIRT and the Ocelot enabled as IR devices. How do I get around this problem?

        Thanks

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        • #5
          You can have multiple IR interfaces when using mcsXap plugin. xAP extends Homeseer into a distributed paradymn. More setup is involved and more flexibility is achieved.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael McSharry View Post
            You can have multiple IR interfaces when using mcsXap plugin. xAP extends Homeseer into a distributed paradymn. More setup is involved and more flexibility is achieved.
            Thanks. I guess it's time to switch plug-ins!

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            • #7
              Woops, where do I find that plugin?

              Originally posted by Michael McSharry View Post
              You can have multiple IR interfaces when using mcsXap plugin. xAP extends Homeseer into a distributed paradymn. More setup is involved and more flexibility is achieved.
              Woops, I read your posting too quickly. I thought you were just referring to the Mcs version of the Ocelot plug-in. So, I installed that but found the same problem -- either the USBUIRT or the Mcs-Ocelot plug-in can be enabled for IR, but not both. What is the mcsXap plug-in, and where do I find it. It doesn't seem to be listed in the Updater. Thanks

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              • #8
                xAP

                Michael, nevermind the post above. I read up on xAP. It seems quite powerful. I have moved down the path of getting it up and running with HomeSeer. However, I'm having trouble getting it to find my Ocelot. So I posted in the appropriate forum hoping you might be able to help: http://board.homeseer.com/showthread...362#post767362

                Thanks

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