Thanks for the info, looks like I'm off to buy more hardware.

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 12:23 AM, Marc MERLIN <marc_mh@merlins.org> wrote:
On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 10:55:10PM -0500, Chris Engel wrote:
> Ok, so I was a bit confused when I bought all of my insteon stuff.  I have
> the 2412U and everything says they work with X10 as well so I bought a
> handful X10 motion sensors since they are cheaper then insteon.  However
> after trying to get them to work I realized the PLM and the access points
> don't actually receive X10 RF (That is correct right?)

Yes, that is correct. Unfortunate, but correct.

> So what would be the best way to enable support for these motion detectors
> that will be spread out around the house inside and out.

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:01:21PM -0500, Greg Moeller wrote:
>  I use the 800rf, gets the motion sensors off the grid and removes the
> delay involved with them using X10.
> http://www.aartech.ca/w800rf32a-wgl-long-range-rf-x10-pc-receiver.html

w800rf32 or w800usb is the best option that works out the box.

You can go a bit cheaper and DYI and get an old X10 MR26a, but you'll have
to make your own external antenna, so you should only go there if your time
is worth next to nothing :)

Read more here:
http://misterhouse.wikispaces.com/X10RFX10SecRFXCOM

Marc
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