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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #60 on: July 09, 2010, 12:55:44 am »
I got my EtherRain 8 today :)

I've managed to get it wired to the valves along with it showing on my LAN (with a static address) but I just tried to load @woodsbys ER++ plugin in UI4 and It doesn't give me any control options.

Any ideas guys?
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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #61 on: July 09, 2010, 03:39:18 am »
I managed to get the 325xi's standard plugin to show up in the GUI at least, but I have the weirdest issue that I cant quite get my head round!

Vera cant control the EtherRain, and It wont reply to a ping either if I log in to vera via SSH. What makes it more odd is that I can see an entry for it with the correct IP address and MAC address in the arp table?! Two of my other PC's are able to ping it fine, one is wireless and the other is wired.

Anyone any ideas?
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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #62 on: July 09, 2010, 05:48:32 am »
Strangely, I don't think ER++ is going to install properly in UI4. I have to look back over the code for the corrections that need to be made. I know the code is a little messy - I don't think I referenced a json file from my device file, which I think UI4 looks for. Also, I don't have a S_ file, so the state variables aren't being created cleanly. I'll get back to cleaning it up next weekend - out of town now.
I don't know why you wouldn't be able to ping it. Did you try controlling it using the ER admin tool on a windows machine.
FYI, I installed the plugin in UI2 before upgrading so the serviceId's/state variables were already established before installing UI4.
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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #63 on: July 09, 2010, 07:07:51 am »
Thanks,

Control of the EtherRain using the admin utility is fine but for some reason it seems to be invisible to openwrt somehow and thus the GUI and Luup stuff wouldn't be able to work with it anyway.

I just cant work out how it can be picked up in the arp table on vera but not be pingable??? However, at least two other devices on my network can see it and control it fine.

Vera is connected through an 8 port GigE switch, which then uplinks to a few other switches upstream to different places round my house. The only slightly non standard thing I have in-between the  8 port switch and the EtherRain is a power-line network adapter/switch combo that is in my Garage along with a camera; but yet the camera with every other device I have is pingable by vera :( It makes no sense that My PC which is also coming off the same 8 port switch that Vera is on can ping the EtherRain?????
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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2010, 11:43:42 am »
FYI, I am using 325i 's plug-in in UI4 and Etherrain is working fine.  FYI again, I am not using a schedule/scene for i,t but I figure that should work if I was.
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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #65 on: July 09, 2010, 09:18:59 pm »
Thanks,

Control of the EtherRain using the admin utility is fine but for some reason it seems to be invisible to openwrt somehow and thus the GUI and Luup stuff wouldn't be able to work with it anyway.

I just cant work out how it can be picked up in the arp table on vera but not be pingable??? However, at least two other devices on my network can see it and control it fine.

Vera is connected through an 8 port GigE switch, which then uplinks to a few other switches upstream to different places round my house. The only slightly non standard thing I have in-between the  8 port switch and the EtherRain is a power-line network adapter/switch combo that is in my Garage along with a camera; but yet the camera with every other device I have is pingable by vera :( It makes no sense that My PC which is also coming off the same 8 port switch that Vera is on can ping the EtherRain?????

Are they on the same subnet? No VLANs involved? ICMP blocked? Are switches managed or not?

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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #66 on: July 10, 2010, 12:21:10 am »
Everything should be same subnet, no VLAN, unless the powerline adapter uses a VLAN? No ICMP blocks and all of my switches are unmanaged.

I just don't understand this one as it even shows in vera's arp table. I would have suspected that it couldn't reply to a ping but my PC thats on the same switch as Vera can ping it along with the camera thats also connected to the other side of the powerline adapter; Vera can also ping the camera sucseesfully.

Its really got me scratching my head!
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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #67 on: July 10, 2010, 01:05:44 pm »
I just bypassed the switch that was sat between it, the power line network adapter that Vera is plugged into and plugged the power-line adapter directly into Vera's LAN1 on and I still cant ping it or control it from within Vera.

What makes this even more odd though that now its plugged in there, I'm able to still ping it from any other PC in my house???? Ahhh!  *scratches head and decides to go and fit my new Kwikset door lock instead*
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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #68 on: July 10, 2010, 03:02:23 pm »
I just checked mine, it doesn't respond to ping either.
But it does listen to port 80, and responds to plugin's commands.

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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #69 on: July 10, 2010, 04:45:11 pm »
Well its reassuring that at least yours doesn't ping from vera. Still cant get the plugin to control it though, and I have the correct IP address and username password entered?
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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #70 on: July 10, 2010, 04:53:32 pm »
What do you see in the log?

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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #71 on: July 10, 2010, 05:23:53 pm »
you mean in the LuaUPnP.log? Nothing obvious, What should I be looking out for? is there something I can grep with whilst tailing it? 
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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #72 on: July 10, 2010, 09:34:53 pm »
Ok I'm up and running now. User error; I was also was thrown off track by not bing able to ping it from Vera. (still not sure why that doesn't work?)

I had changed the Admin password to the same one I changed in the EtherRain Admin program and after I deleted the device, re-added it but left as Admin this time, it now works!
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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #73 on: July 16, 2010, 10:12:10 pm »
etherrain rocks!! just replaced my Hunter that died with Ether Rain what a cool product.
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Re: EtherRain sprinkler controller
« Reply #74 on: July 17, 2010, 01:50:02 pm »
Glad to hear you like it, I am enjoying mine too.  LawnCheck is very powerful and seems to work well in tandem with Vera for local/immediate control.  I tried using LawnCheck for an immediate cycle and it didn't send and plants took a real hit in the heat, so now I just use Vera.  Eventually, I think I'll trust Vera to handle all of the scheduling and use the weather plug-in too.  I love operating the sprinklers via SQ Remote.
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