Category Archives: Home Automation

Posts that broadly concern the topic of Home Automation, including hardware and software issues.

Technical Inspection of Insteon Hub2 2245-222

The following are some notes I gathered while investigating the technical possibilities of the Insteon Hub2. Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) Nmap scan report for 192.168.XXX.XXX Host is up (0.00058s latency). Not shown: 65535 open|filtered ports, 65531 filtered ports … Continue reading

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A Temperature Controlled Whole House Fan with MisterHouse

The main feature of MisterHouse that sets it apart from other home automation systems is the ability to customize practically every aspect of the system.  The following example is a perfect demonstration of this. I recently purchased a whole house … Continue reading

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Insteon RemoteLinc 2 Lacks the Heartbeat Feature?

A heartbeat is a simple broadcast packet sent at a predetermined interval.  The purpose of the packet is to announce to everyone that the device “is still alive.” The Insteon RemoteLinc 2 is a battery powered insteon remote, that remains … Continue reading

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Insteon All-Link Control Flags

For whatever reason it is difficult to locate the breakdown of the Insteon All-Link Control Flags. Link Control Flags: Bit 7: 1 = Record is in use, 0 = Record is available Bit 6: 1 = Controller (Master) of Device … Continue reading

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Insteon All-Link Cleanup Failure Report Documentation Error

The documentation for the Insteon PLM defines an All-Link Cleanup Failure Report as being 7 bytes long with the 3rd byte being a useless 0x01. In fact, command 0x56 is actually only 6 bytes in length.  The 3rd byte listed … Continue reading

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