Installing the Vanguard Web Client

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How do I run the Vanguard remote?

Why doesn't the Vanguard webpage load on my Windows XP computer?


When you use the internet viewing feature of Vanguard, you need to install a remote client which is provided through X10's Vanguard service. To connect remotely, go to in the Internet Explorer web browser on a Windows PC.

When you first open up the website you see a blank, black window while the Vanguard Remote loads.


If you are running Windows XP Service Pack 2, it may show a notice that a download was blocked.


You will need to tell Internet Explorer to allow the Vanguard Remote client to load before the remote client software will work.


  • Click the Information Bar to open the Information Bar Menu.
  • Click "Install ActiveX Control..." to allow the Vanguard Remote client to be opened.

You will then be asked if you want to install a plugin from 'X10 Wireless Technology Inc.' Select "Install."


The remote client is a large file; it may take some time to open depending on your internet connection. Allow the Vanguard remote to load. Once it has, the Vanguard screen shows up in your browser window with a login prompt.