Installing the Vanguard Web Client

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Questions

How do I run the Vanguard remote?

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

Answer

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 gate.x10.com 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.

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

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

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  • 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."

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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.

Troubleshooting

  • Double check that the remote computer is running Microsoft Windows operating system. This and Internet Explorer are needed to view http://gate.x10.com/.
  • Are ActiveX controls enabled in your web browser? This is necessary for accessing images through http://gate.x10.com/.
  • Please make sure you are logged in as a Power User or Administrator and have authorization to install or run the Vanguard Control Center Remote application. Even though it runs in your web browser, Vanguard Control Center Remote installs a small program on your computer.