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  • How to use X10?

    Apologies if this question has already been answered... looked around a little before posting here..

    My current X10 interface (CM11) is not working properly and to cut a long story short, I. just setup an insteon 2422 hub.

    I have done the following:

    - connected to the hub on its web interface and tried direct X10 commands there, they work perfectly and really fast (great)
    - disabled the previous X10 interface / plugin
    - downloaded and configured the plugin, restarted HS, enabled X10, etc.
    - tried to control X10 10 lights --> nothing happens nor is logged
    - used the "update X10 devices" on the plugin page and then tried to control X10 lights --> nothing happens nor is logged

    What am I missing...?

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Sandro,
    does the plugin recognize the hub at startup?
    did you enable x10 on the plugin config page?
    Check one of your x10 hs devices to make sure the interface value is Insteon

    please enable detailed logging on the config page, and post a startup log

    and a log snippet of your attempt to control an x10 device from HS
    Mark

    HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
    Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
    Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
    Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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    • #3
      So, yes to the first two questions.

      i just checked a device and the interface is actually X10... is there any plugin action or config I need to make for this to change?

      Thx

      Sandro

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      • #4
        you mentioned that you ran the Update X10 Devices routine from the plugin. this should reassign any HS device that has a valid X10 Code to Interface = "Insteon X10". try it again and see if you get any hs log entries.

        as a test of x10 in general, create an hs device, give it a valid x10 code and use the "Save As Insteon X10" button on the Insteon tab. then test the control of the device.
        Mark

        HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
        Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
        Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
        Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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        • #5
          Mark,

          so I changed the logging level in the plugin to detailed, and then ran the update X10 devices again... after a few seconds thinking it just refreshed the page. Nothing was logged. I filtered the log for insteon and this is all there is (ignore the xxx bits, just me removing IP addresses and MAC IDs...)

          Feb-13 19:55:41 Starting Plug-In Plugin Insteon started successfully in 13650 milliseconds
          Feb-13 19:55:41 Plug-In Finished initializing plug-in Insteon
          Feb-13 19:55:41 Starting Plug-In Insteon loaded in 15064 milliseconds
          Feb-13 19:55:31 Insteon PLM contacted on xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:25105 with an Insteon address of xx.xx.xx and firmware version 9D
          Feb-13 19:55:27 Insteon Insteon Support library (Insteon.dll) version: 1.0.7.1
          Feb-13 19:55:27 Starting Plug-In Initializing plugin Insteon ...
          Feb-13 19:55:27 Info Plugin Insteon has connected. IP:127.0.0.1:49284
          Feb-13 19:55:26 Plug-In Interface Insteon is running as a trial, 30 days remaining.
          Feb-13 19:54:59 Plug-In Found plug-in: Insteon, version: 3.0.7.1
          Now I will try and create a new device as requested and let you know what happens...

          It would seem the plugin is not able to change the device's interface but it's odd even on detailed logging no error shows up, isn't it?

          Sandro

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          • #6
            So, yes, creating the device from scratch and saving as insteon X10 results in it working just fine...

            It's a bit impractical to have to do this for all the X10 devices I have though... any idea?

            Thx Mark

            Cheers

            Sandro

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            • #7
              Oh, and of course, on all the old devices there is no insteon tab, just in case it's useful info...

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              • #8
                Can you post some pics of an existing x10 device tabs. I need to see all the settings
                Mark

                HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
                Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
                Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
                Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                • #9
                  Here you are, Mark. Thanks!

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                  • #10
                    I'll check the code for the update x10 function. it should be able to fix this
                    Mark

                    HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
                    Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
                    Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
                    Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                    • #11
                      oh, thx Mark... did you see anything odd? These devices have been there since HS2 and migrated over to HS3... haven't touched them in ages...

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                      • #12
                        Nothing odd. But it shouldn't be that difficult to fix. I'll add some logging to the routine as well.
                        Mark

                        HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
                        Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
                        Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
                        Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                        • #13
                          i just posted 3.0.7.19 in the Beta section of the updater. Please give this a try and report back. Just Install, and run the Update X10 Devices routine again. i added some logging to tell us if the routine did anything. Please post back the log entries
                          Mark

                          HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
                          Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
                          Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
                          Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                          • #14
                            the issue was the routine wasn't looking for devices with an Interface=X10 value. I added that check. please backup your system before updating and running.
                            Mark

                            HS3 Pro 3.0.0.534
                            Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
                            Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
                            Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for such a fast turnaround, Mark, that fixed it! All working great now

                              Cheers

                              Sandro

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