I now have iRule loaded and have started playing around with the builder. My first task/test was to attempt to control a Directv box via my home network. I created a new panel and portrait page in the builder. I then loaded the device controls for "Directv Satellite STB H and HR Series All Models Address 1". I created a page with the basic buttons (ch up, ch down, stop, play, pause, menu, info) and dragged the appropriate commands from the device listing.
I then attempted to connect to the box via both "network" and "http". For network I set the static IP of my directv box along with the port from the box. I was able to connect, but when I send a command it doesn't work and I see the arrows in the bottom left corner of the screen are red. I assume that I can't use "network"?
I then tried http and used the format "ip:8080" and was again able to connect to the box. Now the arrows in the bottom left corner are green when I hit a button, but nothing happens.
Am I doing something wrong? Can I use the network connection, or does it need to be http? Should I be using the user provided Directv commands for "http"? I just assumed I could use the iRule provided commands.
Another quick note - I do have whole house DVR configured and working and I have tested two DRVs with the same results.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.