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  Reply # 1059410 4-Jun-2014 21:11
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And it even gets better yet... IOS8 "homekit" now wants to run your home hub too!

http://www.cnet.com/au/news/apple-introduces-homekit-for-ios-8/


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  Reply # 1059413 4-Jun-2014 21:18
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http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/387160/security-flaws-uncovered-in-belkins-smarthome-system

Hmmm.. Makes you think :/

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  Reply # 1059423 4-Jun-2014 21:41
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Bought 2 Wemo Switches as the Wemo Insight Switches do not seem to be available here yet.

I have them working ok on my Ipad and Android phone.
Couldn't get them to work on an Android emulator on my laptop.

 

Info that comes with these switches is pretty much non existent.
Had to do a web search to understand the LED indicators and some initial network setup.

Switch apps recommended firmware update within a short while of getting them going.
Found it a little confusing that the firmware update occurred in 2 stages....
Thought the update had failed.

Now have firmware 4494 installed which fixes security issues shown in other links.

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  Reply # 1060113 5-Jun-2014 21:53
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coffeebaron: I use mine for turning on the coffee machine :)

Ditto

They work with IFTTT so you can get the coffee machine to switch on when you leave work...

 

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  Reply # 1062185 9-Jun-2014 21:00
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Created an Android  Live USB drive.

My laptop can boot up in Android and I can control my Wemo Switches.

These are the files I used

 

android-x86-4.4-RC2.iso 

and to make the Live USB drive

LinuxLive USB Creator 2.8.29.exe

Once Android was booted up I was able to get the Wemo app.

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  Reply # 1435889 27-Nov-2015 10:54
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Wemo switch plus sensor is $48 today at Harvey Norman in their black Friday sale. Very good price!




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  Reply # 1435920 27-Nov-2015 11:17
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Thats even better than the $65 I got my last ones for, but they are physically very large and the motion unit doesn't even have the courtesy to have a pass thru socket on it even though it uses the same excessively large case as the switch.

The wemo is basically an entire router in it. Total overkill for turning something on and off but works with the echo once firmware updated from the in box version.




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  Reply # 1437720 30-Nov-2015 11:10
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richms: Thats even better than the $65 I got my last ones for, but they are physically very large and the motion unit doesn't even have the courtesy to have a pass thru socket on it even though it uses the same excessively large case as the switch.

The wemo is basically an entire router in it. Total overkill for turning something on and off but works with the echo once firmware updated from the in box version.


I got one of the base motion packs from the Harvey Norman sale too.  Assume I can use just the switch on it's own, without needing to use the motion detector? 

Don't know anything about these but the concept seems good.  Well basically the promise of an app to drive them, rather than previous attempts at this that required dedicated remotes etc.

Time Scheduling Christmas lights seems a sensible harmless place to start.

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  Reply # 1437919 30-Nov-2015 15:53
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Yes switch can be used independently. This is the reason I bought in the Harvey Norman sale as the switch + motion was cheaper than the switch on it's own.

I have one hooked up to the kettle. Turn it on before getting up for the coffee. We have another on our pool waterfall.

I wonder if it is the ultimate in lazy. The Alexa integration is amazing. Otherwise I can't think of a lot of specific uses for it (electric blanket is one)

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  Reply # 1480532 28-Jan-2016 10:49
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OK. These WEMO's are driving me a bit crazy. Here is my config:

 

HG659 as Modem / Router

 

Second HG659 as Access point connected to Modem with DHCP turned off.

 

I can configure the WEMO's no problem. One of them works with no problems, the other two eventually disappear out of the WEMO Android app (it says not detected in grey).

 

The Amazon Echo can still activate them with no problems.

 

If I disable wifi and use a 3g connection on my Android phone they appear magically back in the WEMO app and work normally. They are all on the latest firmware.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1480537 28-Jan-2016 10:56
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That's what happens to me too, does the light start to flash on the wemo too?

 

Loads of complaints on the forums they run about the same thing happening. There is another app that controls on the lan that works fine.

 

I cant get over how hopeless their app's setup process is - I actually have to manually connect to the wifi network it makes myself, and then open the app again for it to configure it. Almost everything else I have similar handles all that itself in the app.

 

And you cant change the SSID without messing about doing a factory reset on the thing and then reconfigure it, when you have moved some to a different SSID it then starts to not work properly from the phones app when its on the lan. Makes it do the blinky light thing, but the echo is fine, as is mostly IFTTT control of it.

 

Just a total joke compared to the chinese wewo's or the broadlink ones or the small K's which just work from their app, but have no IFTTT or echo control.





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  Reply # 1480554 28-Jan-2016 11:18
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OK Rich. I haven't manage to establish the problem is the app, firmware or the hardware. It doesn't appear that Belkin know either! Grrr.... Which app are you using? Is it the $9.99 one? (Automation manager)

 

 

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mpp.android.wemo





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  Reply # 1480588 28-Jan-2016 12:14
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hairy1:

 

OK. These WEMO's are driving me a bit crazy. Here is my config:

 

HG659 as Modem / Router

 

Second HG659 as Access point connected to Modem with DHCP turned off.

 

I can configure the WEMO's no problem. One of them works with no problems, the other two eventually disappear out of the WEMO Android app (it says not detected in grey).

 

The Amazon Echo can still activate them with no problems.

 

If I disable wifi and use a 3g connection on my Android phone they appear magically back in the WEMO app and work normally. They are all on the latest firmware.

 

 

 

Cheers, Matt.

 

 

Long shot, but I had similar issues when I first go mine a year or two ago (haven't done much with it since).

 

You don't happen to have wifi enabled on both HG659s with the same SSID by chance?  I had two wifi APs (inadvertently) set up like that.  All my devices bar the Wemo coped with it.





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  Reply # 1480593 28-Jan-2016 12:20
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I got a Wemo switch before Christmas for the tree lights :)

 

It was a pain to setup (lights would indicate connected but the Wemo app would not go past the setup screen).

 

I changed a setting for my WiFi  in the router (Netgear D7000 (cannot remember what exactly now - I think I may have just changed the 2.4GHz channel) and away it went. Been no problems since (no longer turning xmas lights on and off, but it is doing a couple of lamps an hour before sunset. I like it and will probably get a couple more.


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  Reply # 1480620 28-Jan-2016 12:38
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hairy1:

 

OK Rich. I haven't manage to establish the problem is the app, firmware or the hardware. It doesn't appear that Belkin know either! Grrr.... Which app are you using? Is it the $9.99 one? (Automation manager)

 

 

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mpp.android.wemo

 

 

 

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mpp.android.wemo.home

 

 

 

The same guy does the other one so I assume it would work just as well

 

Yes, I have multiple AP's on the same SSID and key with the unifi system. Its basically essential to have more than one unless you live in a shoebox.

 

It just seems the basic design of how the wemos work is flawed, Hell, the app cant even share control of a single wemo with a friend to reboot a server here, have to bring his phone here, scan the network and then delete all the other ones from it.





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