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Posted - 04/06/2013 :  1:37:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I just bought an insteon starter kit with a ISY 994i. I have install everything and it work well.

I would like to have access to my ISY from everywhere with my smartphone or laptop when I'm on a trip. I know there is a possibility with Mobilinc Connect, but is there another way to do it.



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Posted - 04/06/2013 :  2:24:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One does not need mobilinc connect, however, the mobilinc (I do not use the mobilinc connect service) app is one good option in my opinion. It is possible, also, to log directly into the ISY admin panel via laptop using the IP address and port number, if you are willing to dig into this a bit.

Much depends on what you mean by "access", but options are plenty.
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Posted - 04/06/2013 :  3:12:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The best place to get ISY help is the dedicated ISY forum:

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EVIL Teken
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Posted - 04/06/2013 :  3:35:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You will need to port forward the IP address of the ISY in your router. Ideally you would lock the mac serial number, and keep the router in DHCP mode. The benefits to you are if there is any changes in the network, modem, etc the router will know and reflect the change(s).

Assigning a static IP address if ever there is a change in network settings, routing, etc will leave you helpless in accessing the ISY remotely. Also keep in mind if you use the OS or software firewall. You will need to ensure the port you have assigned is well protected.

In the ideal world you would use a combination of software and hardware firewall to protect the network.

Teken . . .

Edited by - EVIL Teken on 04/06/2013 3:36:42 PM
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