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    Automated Home Sr Member Quinten's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rarem View Post
    So I finally got my Online Controller only to find that it was old stock so I've had to send it back to Domia for the firmware upgrade. Grrr!

    But in the meantime I had it just long enough for another few questions to occur to me (sorry Quinten!).

    • I plug the Online Controller into my Airport Extreme router. Do I need to open any ports in the Firewall? I'm running Snow Leopard
    • How do I find the IP address of the Online Controller in order to hardcode that number into the Perl script and does that IP number change over time?
    I have no experience of the Airport Extreme router, but there is normally no need to open any ports on it. You do want to put a bit of distance (i.e. long ethernet cable) between the controller and the router as the controller doesnt seem to like other equipment much (just from experience, ymmv).

    If you start the listener, you will see a whole bunch of messages scroll by, one of them will tell you which IP address the controller has taken. It defaults to DHCP, but you can set it to fixed IP if that's more convenient by sending it a message (can dig this up nearer the time for you). The IP number should not change over time, although with DHCP addressing this is of course always a possibility.

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    Thanks Quinten. I'm looking forward to trying this sometime this week. Will keep you posted!

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    Automated Home Sr Member Quinten's Avatar
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    Dont forget the BBSB forums... a lot more specific help is available there

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    Hi Quinten - if you're out there I'm ready for stage 2! All my equipment has arrived and I can control a dimmer switch from the Domia homepage with the Controller plugged into my Airport Extreme.

    The listener app detects on and off messages from the controller and prints them in its terminal window.

    However I don't get a whole bunch of messages, including the IP address, scrolling by at the start only the message "Awaiting UDP messages on port 53007"

    When I, for example, turn on the lamp from the online controller I get the messages "[SW] Device A1 was turned ON" and the light turns on

    1. Can you tell me how to obtain the IP address of the Domia controller?
    2. Will the IP address be in the format 10.x.x.x or 88.xxx.xxx.xx for use with client script that issues an on or off command?

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    Automated Home Sr Member Quinten's Avatar
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    Hiya,

    Glad you're now up and running. I'm pretty sure that the script you are using (open it up in a text editor) has a flag you can use to switch on or off more verbose logging. If it doesn't, then it should easily added.

    With regards to the IP address of the controller, it should be an address that is within your local network range.

    If it's more convenient to you to discuss this by email, feel free to drop me one at q (at) awooga (dot) nl (sorry about the anti spam notation).

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