SimonCatlin

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  • In reply to: Doorbell(s)

    March 7, 2017 at 10:43 #23370
    SimonCatlin
    Participant

    I seem to be unable to post a full reply to this; TEST

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    In reply to: Multiple hubs, enabling when?

    March 6, 2017 at 22:53 #23360
    SimonCatlin
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    I’ve been waiting for this since the LWRF launch (I was customer order number 50), so that is over 5 years now. I bought two Hubs as the documentation stated it would work. I provided it does not as the two Hubs get confused between themselves as one should assign itself as master and the other as a slave.
    I have repeaters and the trick I found with them is to place them roughly half way between the Hub and the device.

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    In reply to: Amazon Echo / Dot?

    December 6, 2016 at 20:35 #22478
    SimonCatlin
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    All fixed. I had a device that was “null” that showed as an active device (no idea how); deleted that and a a few others I had stopped using and it all works now.

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    In reply to: Amazon Echo / Dot?

    December 5, 2016 at 12:15 #22448
    SimonCatlin
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    @chris
    Tried the web site – No joy
    All devices can be used from the app.
    Device is UK.

    @rhlangdon
    Tried recycling (5 mins) no joy. Just to be clear, by restoring, do you mean a Server download to LWRF Hub?

    Thanks

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    In reply to: Amazon Echo / Dot?

    December 4, 2016 at 23:16 #22442
    SimonCatlin
    Participant

    Thanks rhlangdon.

    Things I have tried and not in any order. No Joy means I have tried this and then searched for devices.
    I have deleted the Alexa app off my iPhone and reinstalled – no joy.
    I have reset and run a setup again on the Dot – no joy
    I have deleted the link to LWRF (disabled) and then re-skilled the alexa app and logged back in – no joy
    I have tried using Android Alexa – no joy
    I have removed all devices from the LWRF Hub (I had 12 linked and it said it was full), now have only 5 devices – no joy

    Now, here is something most of us cannot try.
    I have a second LWRF Hub on another (sub)network in my house. This has a separate userid and PIN, yet, this one can be used and Alexa finds these connected devices.

    So I know it is not the Alexa app or the Dot, but directly linked to my LWRF Hub or account.

    All help gratefully received. Any ideas?

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    In reply to: Amazon Echo / Dot?

    December 4, 2016 at 13:07 #22431
    SimonCatlin
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    Anyone else having problems getting Alexa to “Discover Devices”.

    Installed the LWRF skill, but it does not detect any devices. Any clues?

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    In reply to: Second WiFI Link on Network

    December 17, 2015 at 22:24 #20628
    SimonCatlin
    Participant

    Thanks SImon

    Were the problems you faced caused by the range of the 2 WiFi links overlaping?
    I’m absolutely certain that will not happen in this application due to the sheer distance and obstructions in the path.

    HI, the issue was one of both being physically attached (by Ethernet cables) on the same network. I was told by one of the JS’s (back about 4 years ago!) that the plan was always to allow 2 (no idea if multiple) WFH to be on the same network and one would assume Master and one Slave. In reality, I found that the two WFH confused each other.

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    In reply to: Second WiFI Link on Network

    December 14, 2015 at 23:03 #20575
    SimonCatlin
    Participant

    I am sorry, but it won’t work. The only way I got around this was to have two networks. I tried this very early on (about 2 1/2 years ago) and the two WFHs get confused and turn on and off things you do not expect.

    Another way (as you have power and wifi) in the cabin is to use another product such as these
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Orvibo-Automation-Remote-Control-Smartphone/dp/B00PQ0KNBA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450133944&sr=8-1&keywords=app+controlled+plug
    or
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Remote-Android-Devices-Controlled/dp/B009SA9Z6S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1450133944&sr=8-2&keywords=app+controlled+plug

    I’ve given up having all my eggs in one basket and have ordered the Heatmiser Neoplug (released in January) to control other devices that LWRF cannot (a lamp).
    Hope that helps?
    Simon

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    In reply to: Two buildings solution…

    July 20, 2015 at 12:55 #19527
    SimonCatlin
    Participant

    In a nutshell, no.

    I’ve tried having 2 WFH on the same IP range and they fail to talk properly to each other.

    There is on very good man on here, who does have a solution to that (BMSLINK). I have thought about it myself, but I got around it by having two separate External IP address and Internal IP ranges (Have both ADSL2+ and Cable)

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    In reply to: iOS9/LWRF

    June 16, 2015 at 10:18 #19251
    SimonCatlin
    Participant

    No, just installed iOS9 beta 1 on an iPhone 6 and the LWRF app just worked (for power and lights).

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    In reply to: iOS9/LWRF

    June 13, 2015 at 08:01 #19243
    SimonCatlin
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    LWRF app.

    Cannot test Heating/Hot Water as I do not have the units.

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    In reply to: Magnetic switch on garden gate

    May 25, 2015 at 06:32 #19118
    SimonCatlin
    Participant

    Possibly another solution to the OP’s post is the PIR.
    http://www.megamanuk.com/lightwaverf/products/energy-saving-accessories/jsjslw107wh/

    We have ours outside, admittedly, under a porch, but it does work and at least allows dusk to dawn operation and does turn the light on and off again.

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    In reply to: 3kw inline relay

    April 14, 2015 at 10:41 #18882
    SimonCatlin
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    @johnnygal
    I’ve done it, been in two years and it works fine.

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    In reply to: mobile internet mifi

    January 15, 2015 at 08:18 #17912
    SimonCatlin
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    The WFH needs a direct Ethernet link to some sort of hub/router, i.e. an Ethernet port with internet access.

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    In reply to: can you change default LAN address in wifilink

    December 20, 2014 at 11:03 #17561
    SimonCatlin
    Participant

    Check you cable to be honest.
    Is it directly plugged into your router with an ethernet cable?
    Also the IP address you give sounds like an external IP address, not an internal Natted IP address.

    You cannot change the IP address on the WFH per se – you can assign a reservation address on your router for the MAC address of the WFH though, which is how I set mine to the desired IP address I want it to be. Be mindful that the reservation address must be in the DHCP range. i.e. if your range is 192.168.1.100-192.168.1.199, you can only use one of those 100 addresses for the reservation e.g. 192.168.1.190. In this example anything between 1-100 after 200-255 would be rejected by your router.

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