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Author Topic: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?  (Read 2075 times)

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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2018, 10:51:02 AM »

Not a bad Idea. Use the WM100 for remote web ON/OFF operations.
Once again problem is IOS or Android updates. Then what happens
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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2018, 09:58:50 AM »

I had not come across this unit before, but if what I read on the sales page..it does seem a bit limited if I am reading it correctly

it says here:

Control up to 32 of all the different possible 256 X10 codes

so although I do not have more than 32 devices, it is not going to impact me. But it does seem a bit poor that it can only do 32 of the 256 possible device codes
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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2018, 10:22:18 AM »

You are correct the WM100 only can control 32 devices.
I'm unsure why that is as it is capable of seeing all 256 house codes it has more memory then the cm15 which controls all 256 house codes.
This modules is a bit limited but I believe it is due to the software not the hardware side of things.
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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2018, 05:44:14 AM »

 B:( sorted of half disabled it before they even started really !

i have a small apartment and have 22 devices for anyone with a house, those 32 will  surely be no where enough

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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2018, 06:30:45 AM »

Some of us are using more then one WM100
The WM100 i keep being told was not designed for the power user but the average user.
 Authinix created the wm100 to test the waters so to speak I was told if it did well a pro version would follow for power users.
From what I've heard a pro version is being discussed but nothing is on the drawing board yet.
When I asked for more info I was told the pro version being discussed was just for the average user B:(
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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2018, 07:38:43 PM »

When they sent me my WM100 back I kinda got all my modules working with the help of
Jeff Volp's X10 Meter finding some major noise. But I still cant see where this product can do any more than turn modules on and off
via that app or timers.
This product cant come close to replacing the legacy controllers.
Dusk/Dawn doesn't work.
Dusk/Dawn advance delay times that are not long enough.
And last but not least timers without dimming.
I am lucky because I am not a heavy user anymore.
With all the new WIFI gear coming out I am sure the demise of X10 is on the horizon.
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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2018, 08:54:10 AM »

I find This product is useless. It gets disconnected for no reason at all and to reconnect, have to go through the whole process and that includes adding all the devices. Another problem I found is that I had set a timer with a dimmer on one device. It never worked properly. After eliminating this timer and readding all devices, this particular timer with dimmer kept on dimming, rather flickering light. After few reinstalls it is ok now. May be becase wimmy has decided to be disconnected again.. B:(
I have changed the location and still keeps disconnecting. Now it is close to router and not far from CM15A.

I guess I’ll deactivate timers on CM15A. At least it is dependable.
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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2018, 09:02:35 AM »

I wonder if the issue is the WM100 or the server it uses ???
It will be a long time before I retire my CM15, however I have stopped using AHP.
The CM15 is connected to a PC though it is a SBC.
The WM100 will never replace AHP and the CM15
A Pro version might at some point but we need local control.
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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2018, 09:06:31 AM »

“I guess I’ll deactivate timers on CM15A. At least it is dependable.“
It should read REACTIVATE..........
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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2018, 09:33:03 AM »

I hope this reply doesn't bite me in the ass. Mine is working.
Knock on wood!
Timers and Dusk/Dawn.
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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2018, 09:42:21 AM »

Regular timers as well as Dusk/Dawn ones don't get affected by a server being down. Which one good thing, the issue is you have to be able to reliably set them up.
If you can't connect to the cloud based server you have no way of setting up  your WM100 or controlling already configured devices from it. You must wait till the timers kick in to turn on or off the device B:(
Many like me filed away most of if not all their remotes :( 
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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2018, 10:36:52 AM »

Many like me filed away most of if not all their remotes :(

Our Palmpads and Mini Controllers are still sitting out there, usually just an arm reach away.

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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2018, 11:24:35 AM »

Many like me filed away most of if not all their remotes :(

Our Palmpads and Mini Controllers are still sitting out there, usually just an arm reach away.

I am like Tuice…… I have 2 PalmPads in my Home Theater.... basically because we've become accustomed them being there (it's a WAF issue). But I started moving away from remote control and towards smart-home [computer] control some time ago. Actually long before it was actually practical (or maybe even possible).

It may never be "practical" for most people to own a truly smart home.... I can't really say. But everyday... it becomes more DO-able. I began my re-imagining of my Home Automation setup after the first of the year. Seasonal activity's... slows my progress with my setup. But it has only slowed and not stopped or even stalled. 

I still really like the WM-100. It is a remote control.... but it is the ultimate remote control. Jeff is correct (as usual) we will always have needs for a remote control. And... since X10 doesn't actually own or know the WM-100 OS.... software updates will always be at the mercy of a specific foreign code writer. It's lifespan is limited. I've owned two other devices (IR controllers) who apps failed to meet the requirements of iPhone upgrades..... and without available updates... failed to operate. Similar things have happened with Microsoft updates and upgrades and software products over the years. It's nothing new... or limited to Home Automation.
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Re: Will the X10 WIFI app and WM100 replace AHP and the CM15?
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2018, 02:14:11 PM »

I am like Tuice…… I have 2 PalmPads in my Home Theater.... basically because we've become accustomed them being there (it's a WAF issue). But I started moving away from remote control and towards smart-home [computer] control some time ago. Actually long before it was actually practical (or maybe even possible).

I totally agree with you.  I started with that old clock timer with the blue fluorescent display.  That ran our house until I became a beta tester for the CM11A.  Then the never released CM14A, and the last 15 years with an Ocelot.  That pretty much runs the house - lighting, irrigation, and auxiliary ventilation.  The remotes are for convenience to control devices that are not part of the daily schedule.

The "emergency" cell phone that can access the WM100 normally lives in my backpack switched off.  That way I never forget it when I'm off in the back country by myself.  And yes, we actually do have pretty good service in the areas where I normally hike.

Jeff
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