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spartanfury
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Posted - 01/17/2020 :  5:11:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm currently managing my home Insteon network with an Insteon Hub (2245-222) and everything is configured to my liking.

I have a PLM (2413U) that I would like to add to the network in order to control the Insteon groups created by the existing Insteon Hub.

I'm planning on disconnecting the hub and using the PLM from within a custom application to turn the scenes on/off programmatically.

What links need to be added and to which devices?

Thanks in Advance!

Edited by - spartanfury on 01/17/2020 5:12:54 PM

Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 01/17/2020 :  6:34:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All of them, using the new PLM device address and the new PLM groups you create.

(Existing links are to the device address of your existing Hub.)
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spartanfury
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Posted - 01/18/2020 :  09:46:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just to double check, I would like to control the Groups created by the Hub.

So I would have to add a controller records to each device for each Group I want to control?

Another question - i just plugged in a new PLM with empty database - why can't I read the link tables from my existing devices? The tables come back as empty

Edited by - spartanfury on 01/18/2020 09:52:07 AM
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BLH
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Posted - 01/18/2020 :  10:10:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you don't have it yet. The PLM Developers Guide. https://cache.insteon.com/developer/2413dev-042007-en.pdf

If the devices ID is not in the PLM's Link Database. I don't think it will receive anything back. The devices probably also need the PLM's ID in their Link Database to respond.
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Tfitzpatri8
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Posted - 01/18/2020 :  10:31:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spartanfury

Just to double check, I would like to control the Groups created by the Hub.

So I would have to add a controller records to each device for each Group I want to control?


You cannot control a group linked to one controller using a different controller, that’d make it too easy for a troublesome next door neighbor to hack your system.

Instead, you link the same responder devices to groups in the new controller. Each device can hold 400+ links, so that’s not a problem.
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