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Re: Tuicemen's Off grid setup!
« Reply #105 on: April 28, 2018, 11:46:15 PM »

The Pi with HomeGenie supplies me with more info then the X10 WM100 app  ;)
And I can view it from any where even using my PC in the city :)%
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Re: Tuicemen's Off grid setup!
« Reply #106 on: April 29, 2018, 01:41:43 AM »

If you use an Android device, you can install the basic app to easily control things from anywhere in the world.  I decided to buy the more advanced version and it provides a better mobile experience as well as a LOT of info (some of which isn't available in the web interface).  If the original dev was still working on the program, I'd say it was a no brainer.  Being somewhat of a dead end today, it's a fair price at $4 when I got it (was $10 for the longest time).
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Re: Tuicemen's Off grid setup!
« Reply #107 on: April 29, 2018, 10:53:43 AM »

I see the HomeGenie Android app and may grab it.
I'm still new to the whole PI thing and not sure where the X10 WM100 app is headed the developer working on it is so slow.
The Cm15 doesn't have as powerful a PLC signal but the WM100 doesn't have RF.
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Re: Tuicemen's Off grid setup!
« Reply #108 on: April 29, 2018, 10:30:15 PM »

I'm still new to the whole PI thing and not sure where the X10 WM100 app is headed........... the WM100 doesn't have RF.

With Alexa (or Google).... it's hard to have much of a reason to use RF to control X10 anymore. And don't forget the real advantage of WM-100. It connects wirelessly.... even via the Internet. So (at least theoretically) the Pi used to control your cabin-located WM-100... could reside back in the city.
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Re: Tuicemen's Off grid setup!
« Reply #109 on: April 29, 2018, 10:39:06 PM »

I'm still new to the whole PI thing and not sure where the X10 WM100 app is headed........... the WM100 doesn't have RF.

With Alexa (or Google).... it's hard to have much of a reason to use RF to control X10 anymore. And don't forget the real advantage of WM-100. It connects wirelessly.... even via the Internet. So (at least theoretically) the Pi used to control your cabin-located WM-100... could reside back in the city.
True If we had the protocol or the pi was loaded with the Android OS.
The reason for going with the Pi at the off grid place was for the streaming abilities HA was an added benefit.
I'm currently working on a CM15 embedded with a pi for my city place. This Pi is less powerful but I should be able to communicate with the off grid place with it and HG. If not I can connect directly to the Pi that's off grid via the PC or phone.
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Re: Tuicemen's Off grid setup!
« Reply #110 on: May 17, 2018, 06:59:46 PM »

Recently I had a issue with my internet and was unable to control any X10 devices with my phone. One draw back to the WM100 B:(
With my Pi conected to the CM15A I can now use a RF remote when this happens again. Luckily lengthy outages are rare.
Steaming works well even with HomeGenie running in the background handling my autmatin,security and IP cameras.
One draw back is Netflix doesn't  work on Linux nor does my cable any where streaming. The issue is browser compatibility. >*<
This may mean me moving to Windows core,good thing HomeGenie will run on Windows. How well it works on core remains to be seen.
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