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    Controlling stuff via WiFi

    I have seen a number of projects which control things remotely - I would like to be able to 'http' to a PC in my house which controls lights, TV and stuff (clearly not EVEYRTHING) but a fair bit - is this possible? I mean via WiFi or something not X10.... and if X10 is the only way - then how?

    http://www.x10.co.uk/cgi-bin/offer/offer.cgi?!USX10,../x10com.htm

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    Might be worth checking out Nevo (www.mynevo.com) for a PDA. I run it on my Ipaq and think its great. I've not tried it with any household appliances but there is a section on the site about this stuff.

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    david you come up with all kinds of (wierd)stuff !!!!!!!!!!!
    last one how to view sky on pc ? y haven't u already got 50" lcd to view your movies of sky+??

    nooffence intended

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    Sounds to me like something that is easily possible try searching source forge etc for projects related to wifi.

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    have you googled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_s
    david you come up with all kinds of (wierd)stuff !!!!!!!!!!!
    last one how to view sky on pc ? y haven't u already got 50" lcd to view your movies of sky+??

    nooffence intended


    Nah an AE7000 instead Would like a 42" Plasma though or a 28" LCD for the bedroom

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    Thinking about it more it seems like it could be really messy, wifi dongles everywhere.
    Perhaps an open source X10 type project (if one exists) would be better and control that via the PC.
    Messing with the electrics sounds dangerous to me.

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    Thats what I am aiming for thing is if I do that as long as it is an http application I can use my PDA or whatever over WiFi... or remote access.

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    have a look at Zapwizards Media PC - I dunno if he ever finished it , but I'm sure he had an HTPC with X10 stuff. - you'd be able to remote access such a hub over a wLan for remote control
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    I havent read about X10 for a long time so things might have changed. But as i remember that used the power lines to control stuff. So each light switch had to have some electronics added to be able to communicate with the system. Some kind of additional hardware surely has to be added to control the lights. No cheap and easy solution as far as i can see at the moment.

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    check out www.automatedhome.co.uk and www.letsautomate.com

    There's some amazing stuff being developed atm
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