Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of WikiStart

2013-04-25 12:02:31 (8 years ago)

Manual devices. Troubleshooting.


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    4646On restarting the Luup engine, child devices will appear for each !WeMo device.  You can rename these and place them in rooms. 
     48= Adding devices manually = 
     50If discovery does not work, you can add !WeMo devices manually.  Enter the device's IP address and type (switch or sensor) in the '''Manually add !WeMo device''' fields and press '''Add Static'''.  (Dynamic addresses are not supported with manual adding, so you must allocate a fixed IP address through your router's DHCP reservation feature.) 
    4852= Removing devices = 
    8993|| A sensor (door/window/motion/etc.) is tripped || Fires when motion is detected || 
    9094|| An armed sensor is tripped || Fires when motion is detected and the sensor is armed || 
     96= Troubleshooting = 
     98Discovery relies on the SSDP protocol, which uses UDP multicast packets that may not be forwarded across network segments.  If your Vera is connected to your LAN using Ethernet, your wireless access point and/or router must be configured to forward multicast from the wired to the wireless segments.  Whether your access point has such an option (and if it does, what the option is called) depends on its brand and model.  Look for phrases such as '''Isolate wireless clients''' (should be off); '''Bridge wired and wireless networks''' (should be on); '''IGMP snooping''' (should be off).  If your wired and wireless segments are served different DHCP ranges, ensure that they have overlapping netmasks so that they are on the same layer 2 subnet. 
     100Some consumer routers cannot forward multicast packets from the wired to wireless segments.  In this case, your choices are to put your Vera onto the wireless network (either by using a wireless-capable Vera or by using a Wi-Fi-to-Ethernet bridge), or to forgo automatic discovery and adding your !WeMo devices manually.