I'd like to be able to turn on my window AC remotely, so my apartment isn't 95° when I walk in.
It's a Frigidaire FAH106R1T window AC with an IR remote.
I need to control an IR emitter. Ability to turn on power remotely using something like Wemo won't do it, will just supply power to the AC, won't start automatically when it gets power.
I was hoping a Global Cache iTach Flex IP-to-IR gateway would do it... I set it up and am able to control the AC using iRule on my iPad.
However it appears the IR codes live in the iPad, which sends them over wifi to the iTach Flex IP-to-IR gateway, which then controls the AC.
So that won't work since the iRule smartphone needs to be on the local LAN.
I don't see any way to set up a Web interface to the iRule functionality, or a Web gateway to the iTach Flex that can send IR commands AFAIK
Any simple solution to connect an IR emitter to a Web/smartphone interface? Seems so simple it's got to exist?
(I guess I might look into 1) connect smartphone to local LAN using VPN and then 2) iRule to turn on the AC. But seems time-consuming and kludgey)