Had a tough time yesterday getting Homeseer (excellent product!) to talk to my CM11a X10 adapter. If you’ve never seen one of these – it plugs into the mains and talks to the PC via a serial connection.
Simple – you might think! However, not so simple when Homeseer is running on a virtual 2008 Hype-V machine!
Eventually got it going using a Lantronix EDS4100 serial over ethernet adapter. The problem that stumped me for a while though – was that the CM11a needs to run at 4800 baud (not the 9600 default of the EDS). Anyway – all up and running sweetly now 🙂
I still have a small issue of problems with Homeseer running as a service on 2008 – but from the Homeseer forums – looks like I’m not the only one with this issue.