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swbrains
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  09:43:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a RemoteLinc that has a worn address label on the back so it can no longer be read. Is there some other way to identify it's Insteon address?

Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  10:19:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The only time you need to know the device address is when you use it with an ISY or other software. That software ordinarily shows the address in some sort of log file when you link (or relink) it to the PLM used with that software.
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BLH
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Posted - 01/12/2019 :  3:45:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you using a Insteon controller or manual Set Button Linking?
If you have an ISY994i or ISY99i you should be able to. Can't say about a HUB. Some other software may also be able to get it for you.
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swbrains
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  4:31:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have an ISY994i controller. The remotelinc is not currently in the ISY/PLM database, and I thought I needed an address to add it.
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oberkc
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Posted - 01/13/2019 :  5:38:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What software version are you on? My ISY had the native ability to add the remotelincs. Options:

-update your software
-try adding it as a v1 remotelinc (loses some of the available options, I understand, but it can at least be controlled).


No, I did not need an address to add mine.

Also, if not obvious, adding the remotelincs is not done via the "start linking" button. Choose the "link management" >>> "add a remotelinc 2" menu items.
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BLH
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Posted - 01/14/2019 :  03:27:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If it is an old original Remote Linc. It has a separate choice in the lank management tab from a Remote Linc 2.

I found my original Remote Linc would not add if close to the PLM.
I had to start the process and then go to the far end of the house. So the linking did not go though the PLMs RF receiver but through an RF receiver in a different Dual Band device.

If you are trying to add it close to the PLM. Maybe trying a different location so the PLM is not doing the RF processing may help.
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swbrains
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Posted - 01/14/2019 :  07:21:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks. My ISY is using firmware 4.7.3. The remotelinc is model 2342-2. I can't remember ever adding a device without entering its address, so I just figured it was necessary. I didn't know it would detect it if not in the database yet.
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oberkc
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Posted - 01/14/2019 :  12:19:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I can't remember ever adding a device without entering its address, so I just figured it was necessary.


I have NEVER entered an address to add a device.
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I didn't know it would detect it if not in the database yet.


I think it IS in the database. It is certainly in my ISY software, and I think it has been there for a while. 2342-222 and 2342-232 are there.
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swbrains
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Posted - 01/14/2019 :  1:16:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks. I was referring to a particular newly purchased device address not being in *my* ISY/PLM device list yet. That is, if I had just bought a dimmer switch and wanted to add it to the ISY, I didn't realize it could detect the new device and determine its address if it had never been installed in my system yet. I was under the impression I had to know the address to add it.

Thanks for the update -- it's certainly easier to not have to enter the address each time. :)
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oberkc
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Posted - 01/14/2019 :  5:29:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I was referring to a particular newly purchased device address not being in *my* ISY/PLM device list yet.


Ah. I misunderstood. Glad you got it working.
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BLH
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Posted - 01/15/2019 :  03:34:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 2342-222 is in the ISY994i manual device list and the Link Management Link a RemoteLinc2.
What firmware are you using. 4.7.3 has it for sure. I can't remember exactly when it was added but I believe it was over a year ago.
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