I've gone through all the steps but something's not working. Deleted and tried again... same issue. I'm trying to just connect 1 KPL to my PLM, which was (barely working) with built-in Insteon support, so I know the unit works. I've disconnected the built in support, then installed Alsteon.
The PLM shows up as a device, but if I click on the connection tab, it is frozen at "opening serialConnection". i'm going to assume my problem is there?
Assuming I get that working, my second question is
if can someone confirm that to actually add the KPL, I have to sync it first with the PLM. I did this by pressing the PLM set button, then the KPL button until the PLM beeps and light stays steady. (done that).
then how to I add it actually in Vera? I found these steps... is that how?
Go to : Apps -> Develop Apps -> Create device and enter these values :
Keypadlincs will show up as a single dimmer switch for the on/off portion, then some
number of relay switches for the remaining buttons. The button numbers that will
be shown are the same as the button numbers used on the Insteon network. So, if
you are using a 6 button kpl,
"Scene A" will be button 3.
In the "Create device" section, use the following settings :
Device type : urn:geektaco-info:device:dimmer-kpl:1
Internal ID : <address of the device in aa.bb.cc format>
Description : <Whatever you want to call this device>
Upnp Device Filename : D_InsteonDimmerKpl.xml
Upnp Implementation Filename : I_InsteonDimmerKpl.xml
Ip Address : <blank>
MAC : <blank>
Room : <don't care>
Parent device : plm
Then, click "Create device" and move on to the next one.
And third and last question
... I read this in another forum, but have no idea (total newbie by trying hard) how to go to altsteon_cli and turn on and off devices, poll them, and the like.