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post #7801 of 9757
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Originally Posted by JapanDave View Post

Does the global cache have be connected directly to the router or can you connect wirelessly? If so I am screwed.


The IP2IR must be connected by ethernet to the network in any fashion, the WF2IR can connect via your wireless network which means it just needs power and the ability to connect to your wireless network.
post #7802 of 9757
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Originally Posted by Steve Goff View Post

It depends on the unit. The WF2IR is a WiFi to IR device, and the WF2SL is a WiFi to RS232 device. But even in a house built in 1891 I've found ways to get Ethernet to all my rooms that need it.

And if you can get one Ethernet cable to the area, you can use a switch to get four or eight Ethernet connections at that location.
Not is a re-enforced solid concrete house you can't unfortunately.

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Originally Posted by Josh Bolton View Post

The IP2IR must be connected by ethernet to the network in any fashion, the WF2IR can connect via your wireless network which means it just needs power and the ability to connect to your wireless network.

I have the Global Cache GC-100-6 and WF2IR, but I need the GC-100-6 for the RS232.

I supposes I could run a bridge to 2 wireless routers and do it that way.
post #7803 of 9757
BTW, how does the WF2IR connect to the wireless router? Where do you enter the codes for connection?
post #7804 of 9757
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Originally Posted by JapanDave View Post

Not is a re-enforced solid concrete house you can't unfortunately.
I have the Global Cache GC-100-6 and WF2IR, but I need the GC-100-6 for the RS232.

I supposes I could run a bridge to 2 wireless routers and do it that way.
The GC-100 only connects via Ethernet. For RS232 control via WiFi the option is the WF2SL.
post #7805 of 9757
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Originally Posted by JapanDave View Post

BTW, how does the WF2IR connect to the wireless router? Where do you enter the codes for connection?
Here is the support section on connecting iTach WiFi device to router, including a video.
Edited by Steve Goff - 1/11/13 at 3:51pm
post #7806 of 9757
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Originally Posted by Steve Goff View Post

Here is the support section on connecting iTach WiFi device to router, including a video.

Thanks Steve,
Forgive my ignorance, but how do I tell if ,
#1. my router is 802.11d enabled?
#2. And how do I ensure that my WiFi is using AES data encryption?
#3. Can the static IP address be anything I want, or is there a recommended IP address?
post #7807 of 9757
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Originally Posted by JapanDave View Post

Thanks Steve,
Forgive my ignorance, but how do I tell if ,
#1. my router is 802.11d enabled?
#2. And how do I ensure that my WiFi is using AES data encryption?
#3. Can the static IP address be anything I want, or is there a recommended IP address?
It needs to be 802.11(b) capable, which includes just about every n router. You set up the encryption standard in the router setup. Router setup is also where you set up the static IP address. You'll find out the router's reserved addresses in setup.
post #7808 of 9757
You can assign the static IP to the iTach in the router setup according to MAC address as Steve mentioned, but you can also simply assign a static IP address in the iTach's configuration page.

SC
post #7809 of 9757
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Originally Posted by Steve Goff View Post

It needs to be 802.11(b) capable, which includes just about every n router. You set up the encryption standard in the router setup. Router setup is also where you set up the static IP address. You'll find out the router's reserved addresses in setup.
Does that mean I do not have to change anything in setup? B/c I am having a real hard time getting into the setup page via the routers IP address.
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Originally Posted by ecrabb View Post

You can assign the static IP to the iTach in the router setup according to MAC address as Steve mentioned, but you can also simply assign a static IP address in the iTach's configuration page.

SC
Thanks for the help. It is not so much how to assign the address, I need to know if there is an IP address that I need to use? Or better yet what address should I use as a static address?
post #7810 of 9757
How do you download it to your handset?
post #7811 of 9757
Forget the above post,I downloaded it to my phone.

But I can't connect it to the global cache device. I am on android and it does some weird stuff with the login and password panels.
But beyond that, I still can't connect to the gateway, Any tutorials on how to do that?
post #7812 of 9757
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Originally Posted by TheYoshi View Post

For any of you who haven't yet set up guide data in iRule and have the intent to do so I've gone ahead and shared out the work I've done. There are two things you can use which should be a good starting point.

1. A device named "DirecTV Channel Queries" - This contains all the normal direcTV network commands plus specific queries for channel data inclusive of all Sunday ticket channels, several premium channels (HBOs, etc.), Family/Kid channels and a few of my own local stations. This will continue to grow as I work on adding channels. Every channel I have a query for guide data built I also have a fast direct tune action so you can quickly tune the channel without emulating button presses (ie: tune to 501 vs. 5, delay, 0, delay, 1, delay, enter)

2. A feedback set named "DirecTV Channel Data" - This contains feedbacks for title and episode data for the channels mentioned above, the feedbacks are a little more categorized because it's easier to do so with feedbacks than it is within device codes.

The way I set this up is as follows.

1. I use one instance of the device for each DirecTV receiver I have this allows for direct tuning as well as getting data around the currently tuned channel for each receiver.

2. I also set up one additional DirecTV device which is used for guide data queries. The main reason I do this is that I have a H34-700 at my house, this receiver is quite a bit beefier than the others so I beat it up with the guide data queries and leave the lesser receivers to only handle things that are local to that receiver (tuning, etc.)

This is all tested and working well in my setup, if there are any questions let me know. I'll continue adding more channels to the devices for both feedbacks and queries, direct tuning, etc. I'm not sure my local stations will be that useful for anyone who doesn't live in Austin but they are there none the less wink.gif

I"m a few days into designing my builder and I am trying this and failing to get any feedback from my DTV boxes....I'm thinking I have the wrong devices setup as gateways?

I've read the above several times and the tutorial here
http://support.iruleathome.com/customer/portal/articles/471847-tutorial-feedback-pro-license-

Should I be setting up three gateways for the the OLD "DireTV Satellite (HTTP)", "DireTV Satellite Channesl only (HTTP)"
AND the new "DirecTV Channel Queries"?

or just the new "DirecTV Channel Queries"?

I'm sure it's something simple & stupid but I'm stuck frown.gif
post #7813 of 9757
I've got a Sharp TV and am using IP to control it over my network. The device code for Sharp TVs only has volume control in set amounts (e.g. Volume 15, Volume 30, Volume 45) and you have to toggle through these to control volume. Is anyone able to control volume by using an IP code for Volume Up and Volume Down (ie. ramping volume either up or down)?

Thanks.

Brian
post #7814 of 9757
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Originally Posted by snodric View Post

I've got a Sharp TV and am using IP to control it over my network. The device code for Sharp TVs only has volume control in set amounts (e.g. Volume 15, Volume 30, Volume 45) and you have to toggle through these to control volume. Is anyone able to control volume by using an IP code for Volume Up and Volume Down (ie. ramping volume either up or down)?

Thanks.

Brian

Answered my own question - there are a number of shared versions of the Sharp IP control devices from other users (get to them through the Builder).
The code for Volume Up is RCKY33 \x0D
The code for Volume Down is RCKY32 \x0D
Note that there are two spaces between the 'RCKY32' and the '\x0D'
Give the button to which you have assigned the device code a property of 'repeat on hold'

Brian
post #7815 of 9757
I getting this screen on my android phone, What am I suppossed to enter int the name and the IPv4 Address?

post #7816 of 9757
Dave,

The "Name" field is just how you refer to the gateway, i.e. "Living Room iTach".

IPv4 Address is just the ip address of the gateway, which is usually something like 192.168.0.23 or 10.0.0.19 or similar. Do you have your gateway on the network? If so, iRule should search your network and auto-discover it for you (and fill in that field in the process).

This tutorial is for iOS, but it works pretty much the same on Android:

http://support.iruleathome.com/customer/portal/articles/469426

SC
post #7817 of 9757
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Originally Posted by ecrabb View Post

Dave,

The "Name" field is just how you refer to the gateway, i.e. "Living Room iTach".

IPv4 Address is just the ip address of the gateway, which is usually something like 192.168.0.23 or 10.0.0.19 or similar. Do you have your gateway on the network? If so, iRule should search your network and auto-discover it for you (and fill in that field in the process).

This tutorial is for iOS, but it works pretty much the same on Android:

http://support.iruleathome.com/customer/portal/articles/469426

SC
Hey SC,

I really want to thank you for taking the time to help.

2 problems.
#1. I don't have an edit button to enable me to browse the network for the Global Cache IP address.
#2. I tried accessing the Global Cache's using its default http://192.168.1.70/ address and can not get in. This was to make sure everything was connected.

I was having the same problem with the wireless router as well (I did not end up accessing it settings page.) So this is how my PC is connected to the Global Cache unit.

PC>Providers Router>Wireless Router>Global Cache

Could there be a case where the providers router is blocking access to these two devices, the wireless router and the global cache?
post #7818 of 9757
Hey, Dave -

OK, so once you click to add a gateway, the app should find it... But, we need to get it on the network first, and my suspicion is that nether of your GC's are actually on the network.

IIRC, you have a GC-100 and a Wi-Fi iTach, right? Each of those two devices can be challenging in their own right. Let's start with the iTach.

To configure the iTach, you have to connect a wireless device directly to it... So, a computer, or an iOS or Android device in what's called "ad-hoc" mode, which means the iTach sort of creates it's own little mini network. Once connected, then you can load the wireless config page, put in the SSID (name of your wireless network), and key, from your wireless router's config page.

Let's start by making sure your network is set up right. Your network should look like this:

Provider's cable/dsl jack > Provider modem/router > two cables; one to wireless router, one to desktop PC

Then, your wireless devices (including iTach and Android device) connect to the network via wireless router.

Have you followed the directions in the iRule tutorial to get the iTach talking to the wireless router?

SC
post #7819 of 9757
Dave,

Download Fing on your android device. It makes finding things on your network very easy. It scans your network and tells you the network and MAC address of everything on your home network, by name of the device. It will find your GC device, all computer, and AV devices that are on the network, such as preamps and blu-ray players. It is easier than going into the PC or other device to look up the IP address.

And as ecrabb said, if your GC device is on the network, iRule should discover it.
post #7820 of 9757
@SC,

Yes I think I have setup the iTach. The power button is blinking every second. Is there another way to know if it has been successfully connected? BTW, something I was not entirely sure of, is the pass phrase the password (Router KEY) into the wireless router?
Still can't find any devices???

I am trying to download Fing now.

Dave
post #7821 of 9757
By the way, on my network Fing identifies my iTach IP2IR as "Michrochip Technology." My router identifies it as starting with the letters "gc."
post #7822 of 9757
OK. The gateway is being picked up on the device. I am still trying to add it though, so if I get stuck I will be back again.

Dave
post #7823 of 9757
OK I think I'm missing something obvious as I just lost 2 hours of work and this is the second or third time it has happened. I save in builder every 5 to 10 minutes or at least I thought I was. I've been clicking on save but apparently nothing happens. Is this supposed to save to my machine or on google? Is there a requester that is supposed to come up when you save? I switched handsets and when I come back to load the one I was working on all I have is a backup 3 hours old. Where did all my saves go???? I did a synch earlier to my handset and it is now newer then the builder. I browse my machine for the save but I don't even know where to look is there a default location/file?
post #7824 of 9757
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Originally Posted by obie_fl View Post

OK I think I'm missing something obvious as I just lost 2 hours of work and this is the second or third time it has happened. I save in builder every 5 to 10 minutes or at least I thought I was. I've been clicking on save but apparently nothing happens. Is this supposed to save to my machine or on google? Is there a requester that is supposed to come up when you save? I switched handsets and when I come back to load the one I was working on all I have is a backup 3 hours old. Where did all my saves go???? I did a synch earlier to my handset and it is now newer then the builder. I browse my machine for the save but I don't even know where to look is there a default location/file?
Your build is saved online, not on your computer. You can back up your build, and that backup is saved on your computer.
post #7825 of 9757
Thanks kind of what I thought... So any ideas why it wasn't getting saved then?
post #7826 of 9757
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Originally Posted by obie_fl View Post

Thanks kind of what I thought... So any ideas why it wasn't getting saved then?
In several years of working with it, I've never had the Builder not save something I was working on, or lost any major work. The only time I've seen a situation where a handset can have something newer on it than the account itself is if:

A) You used Backup/Restore and restored a snapshot of and older version of the account (which it sounds like was not the case), or

B) You had multiple instances of the Builder open and saved an older copy over a more recent copy of the account.

Those are the only two ways I can think of this happening. Any chance either one of those happened?

SC
post #7827 of 9757
Android is just not working for me, so I just popped down to the shops and signed up for an iPad. I have the new iPad in my hand now and I am going to download the iRule app as we speak. I will report back.
post #7828 of 9757
Hey guys looking for some help here, was wondering if anyone knows if the arris cable box is "ip" control or if I would have to use "ir" control

Thanks
post #7829 of 9757
Stuck again.

I think I may not be setting the iTach up correctly.

What IP address do I need to be enetering in the circled below.

post #7830 of 9757
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Originally Posted by dachad View Post

Hey guys looking for some help here, was wondering if anyone knows if the arris cable box is "ip" control or if I would have to use "ir" control

IR. I don't there are currently any cable boxes at all which are IP-controllable by third parties like iRule.

SC
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