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ActivePhone will let you control Home Automation modules from your smartphone. It will work on any smartphone that has WiFi and a Web Browser. It does the control via ActiveHome Pro software. First you have to connect your phone to your home’s WiFi network. Next you will tell ActiveHome Pro to send a link to your phone’s email address. You can then click on that link on your phone. It will load the remote control page. From there you can control any of your X10 modules or even trigger macros in ActiveHome Pro. This will require both your PC running ActiveHome Pro and your smartphone to be connected to the same WiFi network.
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==ActivePhone==
  
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===Overview===
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ActivePhone will let you control Home Automation modules from your smartphone. It will work on any smartphone that has WiFi and a Web Browser, or that a 3G connection. It does the control via ActiveHome Pro software. First you have to connect your phone to your home’s WiFi network or your provider's 3G network. Next you will tell ActiveHome Pro to send a link to your phone’s email address. You can then click on that link on your phone. It will load the remote control page. From there you can control any of your X10 modules or even trigger macros in ActiveHome Pro. This will require both your PC running ActiveHome Pro and your smartphone to be connected to the same WiFi network.
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===Quick Setup===
 
Adding ActivePhone to your cell phone won't take more than 5 minutes!
 
Adding ActivePhone to your cell phone won't take more than 5 minutes!
 
#Open up ActiveHome on your computer
 
#Open up ActiveHome on your computer
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#Open up the Email on your phone, click on the link and bookmark it so you can see it on your Home Screen. YOU'RE DONE!
 
#Open up the Email on your phone, click on the link and bookmark it so you can see it on your Home Screen. YOU'RE DONE!
  
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===ActiveHome Frequently Asked Questions===
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Q: How do you set the buttons on the application?
 
  
A: ActivePhone syncs with ActiveHome Pro. You program the buttons in ActiveHome Pro and they automatically populate on your mobile application.
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===Frequently Asked Questions===
  
 
Q: Does Active Home have to be open and running for ActivePhone to work?
 
Q: Does Active Home have to be open and running for ActivePhone to work?
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Q: Do I have to be connected to my home network’s Wi-Fi?
 
Q: Do I have to be connected to my home network’s Wi-Fi?
  
A: For most users this is how you will use ActivePhone. Your mobile device must be on your home Wi-fi network. For advanced user, please see below.
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A: For the WiFi link, yes; the 3G link should work anywhere that you have a signal.  
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===WiFi setup for most major phones===
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Android – http://www.butterscotch.com/tutorial/How-To-Connect-Your-Android-Phone-To-A-Wireless-Network
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iPhone – http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1104654
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Blackberry – http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/How_do_I_set_up_Wifi_on_the_BlackBerry%3F
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Palm – http://palmzone.net/content.php?pid=20
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Windows Mobile – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd361764.aspx
  
Advanced Users Only:
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===Related Articles===
  
Q: Do I have to open a port on my firewall?
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[[Resolving WiFi Connection Issues]]
  
A: For users on your home Wi-Fi network you do not need to open a port on your firewall. For advanced users you can open a port on your firewall to enable a 3G wireless internet connection. You must know your network IP address to enable this feature. At this time X10 does not provide support for 3G control because every router is different.
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Latest revision as of 23:41, 9 April 2014

ActivePhone

Overview

ActivePhone will let you control Home Automation modules from your smartphone. It will work on any smartphone that has WiFi and a Web Browser, or that a 3G connection. It does the control via ActiveHome Pro software. First you have to connect your phone to your home’s WiFi network or your provider's 3G network. Next you will tell ActiveHome Pro to send a link to your phone’s email address. You can then click on that link on your phone. It will load the remote control page. From there you can control any of your X10 modules or even trigger macros in ActiveHome Pro. This will require both your PC running ActiveHome Pro and your smartphone to be connected to the same WiFi network.

Quick Setup

Adding ActivePhone to your cell phone won't take more than 5 minutes!

  1. Open up ActiveHome on your computer
  2. Click on the Tools pulldown menu and select Invite a Cell Phone.
  3. Type in your Email address that is synced up with your phone and click Send.
  4. Open up the Email on your phone, click on the link and bookmark it so you can see it on your Home Screen. YOU'RE DONE!


Sw44a setup1.jpg


Sw44a setup2.jpg


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Active Home have to be open and running for ActivePhone to work?

A: ActivePhone works with ActiveHome, so yes it must be open for ActivePhone to work properly.

Q: How do I dim lights?

A: You can dim lights by pressing and holding the blue buttons at the bottom of the palm pad. You do not have to press the blue button multiple times.

Q: How do I adjust the House Unit Code?

A: Simply touch the center of the House Unit Code dial to adjust the code. You can also touch the individual letter to jump ahead.

Q: Do I have to be connected to my home network’s Wi-Fi?

A: For the WiFi link, yes; the 3G link should work anywhere that you have a signal.



WiFi setup for most major phones

Android – http://www.butterscotch.com/tutorial/How-To-Connect-Your-Android-Phone-To-A-Wireless-Network

iPhone – http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1104654

Blackberry – http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/How_do_I_set_up_Wifi_on_the_BlackBerry%3F

Palm – http://palmzone.net/content.php?pid=20

Windows Mobile – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd361764.aspx

Related Articles

Resolving WiFi Connection Issues