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||Posted - 02/12/2012 : 03:56:13 AM
How do you determine the address of an Insteon module? The automation software says that the address should be in the format of a1 b5 c3, but I haven't been able to find any information that details how to determine what the actual address is.
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||Posted - 04/14/2012 : 09:43:55 AM
Great answer.....less than great program. Went into the InsteOn utility program in mControl, went into "Devices" and opened message log. Tried the link process several times and could never get the program to recognize a signal, no messages in either the utility or the mServer log.
Did try another experiment. Did a relink from the 2440 RemoteLinc to 2466D I was trying to find and the server log did manage to detect that signal. Found the address in the log and entered with the switch. Did have sucess with that one!
||Posted - 04/13/2012 : 11:24:34 AM
Thanks Lee, that's exactly the kind of info I was looking for! Now we get to find out how mControl handles the trace.
||Posted - 04/13/2012 : 08:45:27 AM
If you are using a PLM and mControl (which I know nothing about) has a trace facility that displays PLM traffic the device address can be determined. Press the Set button on the PLM until it enters linking mode, 3-5 seconds. This generates the first two messages. Press the Set button on the 2466DI for 3-5 seconds until it links with the PLM. This generates the third line which contains the device Insteon address.
0 <PLM>:3 0254 030000 000000 00
0 <PLM>:3 0254 040000 000000 00
0 <PLM>:10 0253 010115 2A1C01 1F3A00
The 15.2A.1C in the last message is the Insteon address of the ToggleLinc
||Posted - 04/13/2012 : 08:05:13 AM
Tfitzpatri8: My first reaction when I read the response was slightly irritated as I thoght the response had nothing to do with the question. Upon re-reading the response I find it actualy was a very good answer. I do have some of the original ToggleLinc switches installed but these are mostly replaced because they had issues. The switches in question are ToggleLinc 2466DI.
I have a similar question posted in the Computer Interfaces forum "mControl v3 InsteOn and X10".
Slightly frustrated as I have tried to contact support at Embedded Auto with no response. Have not received a response to several posting on their forum either. I've found SmartHome has been MUCH more helpful with support and answers. Is there an mControl forum on SmartHome that I missed?
||Posted - 04/12/2012 : 10:12:26 AM
If you find a model number on the switches in question and the numbers does not start with a 24 or 28. They are not Insteon.
I used my ISY99i to find a few IDs where the stickers where gone.
||Posted - 04/12/2012 : 10:00:58 AM
If the labels are missing, you cannot assume this is an Insteon device. Before SmartLabs came along and developed the Insteon protocol and devices, Smarthome sold x10-only controls they called ToggleLincs and SwitchLincs. When Insteon came along, they named the new devices 'v2'.
With HouseLinc and HAL and the SmartLinc and the ISY line, there is a method for adding devices by tap-linking them to the controller. Does mControl have a similar feature? If you can't find the answer in a search of messages here or on the dedicated mControl forum, the next step would be to contact mControl's support folks.
||Posted - 04/12/2012 : 08:56:22 AM
I did a search for address info and found this post.
How can I determine the address of an InsteOn switch when the address sticker is missing. I have multiple ToggleLinc switches installed and several do NOT have the address sticker anywhere on the device.
I am setting up a new installation of mControl v3 with the 2413U interface. Is there a way to link the interface with the switch to find the address?
Asked the same questions in the mControl forum and after several days still no response.
||Posted - 02/12/2012 : 05:28:17 AM
Thank you BLH. I didn't realize that the answer was so obvious :). Appreciate you taking the time to answer.
||Posted - 02/12/2012 : 05:10:46 AM
The address is on a sticker attached to the module.
Plug in modules. Frequently on the back side.
Switches usually on the front side.
RF devices. Most times inside the battery compartment.
Many of us make a log of IDs so we don't have to search each module in its installed place.
Some software can have you start linking and push the Set Button on the module itself. To read the ID.