Originally Posted by Rudy81
So, here are a few questions:
1. Will my plan to keep the IR extender in the loop work with the GC-100-12?
2. Will this firmware support the IR blaster?
3. If not, can I just use an IR emitter next to the IR extender and get the same effect?
4. Can the GC-100-12 be set up to send all the commands out via a single port in order to achieve this?
5. Will the GC-100-12 work with iRule if reset to factory settings, or are there particular settings I need to make?
Hi Rudy - maybe I can hit a few of your Qs:
1. Not sure if I understand what you're asking - you're wanting to keep the IR blaster as a "plan B" but it will be separate from the iRule/GC-100 setup? If so, then that'll work fine - just as long as there's sufficient room for the device's IR receiving 'eye' to receive the two IR signals (I have this on a couple of pieces of my own gear - works great). If you're talking about connecting the IR extender to the GC-100 then I don't think you're in luck, unless your existing remote signal can somehow access the IP world (which makes me think you were talking about the first scenario).
2. Not sure! The issue with GC firmware versions seems to be with the controlling app, versus the hardware hanging off the GC - same end result though. I also have a GC-100 that I use with Roomie - I got Global Cache to do the firmware update (which they performed really quickly) - prior to the update, the hardware all worked okay, but Roomie couldn't control the GC properly. I haven't looked, but there's a good chance that the iRule website stipulates the required firmware version.
3. See answer to Q1 - coexisting works fine.
4. Yes - With iRule and Roomie you can route all the commands, for all devices, to a single port - the blaster/emitter sprays everything out at the other end, but only devices that can understand thespecific IR command string will respond.
5. Not sure on this one - I would definitely reset the GC-100 back to factory defaults just to eliminate anything strange that may be lurking there from a previous owner (gven the firmware version, I assume it's a pre-owned unit). With IR, there aren't too many unique settings - things usually work without having to dink around too much......
Not sure if any of that helps at all, but it may get you a little further along.