LinkNet Software For Insteon

Setup And Control for Insteon Network
  • Desk Top Interface Provides Linking And Setup For Inteon Devices
  • Support for KeypadLinc and RemoteLinc - Linking And Button Settings
  • Computer Groups/Scenes Setup And Control
  • Timer And Logic Functions
  • 32 Bit and 64 Bit Versions
  • Windows And Linux Versions
  • Tested And Capable Of Running On Inexpensive Tablet Or Laptop For Months Without Interuption

LinkNet Software lets you browse through different views of the Insteon network.
This makes it easier to configure the relationsip between Controller and Responders.

Software Requirements:
  • Available for version Windows 7 and later
  • Linux Debian version.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Insteon Powerline Modem (PLM), Serial or USB - 2413U, 2413S, 2412U, 2412S, or 2448A7
  • Why Not The HUB? The HUB does not provide any adequate interface for software setup and control beyond what the HUB APP can already do...

Desk Top User Interface For Win 10 / 8 / 7
Requires a PowerLinc Modem: 2413U, 2413S, 2412U, 2412S, or 2448A7

Release 23 July 2020
Updates all around with fixes and additions to Logic functions.
Data Server targets javascript pages and android app.
I will put an android app on here in a few days along with java source.
Android app supports basic on/off and responder setup. More to follow.

LinkNet For 32 bit and 64 bit Windows
LinkNet-setup.msi ~ 6.2MB - Windows Desktop And Web Data Server Edition

LinkNet For 32 bit and 64 bit Linux Debian
linknet_2.0-1.deb ~ 5MB - Linux Desktop And Web Data Server Edition
Windows Installation

LinkNet for Windows is distributed using Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) package ".msi" file.
The Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) is the application installation and configuration service for Windows.
The installer uses a standard wizard interface with reasonable defaults.
Right-click the MSI file and select Install.
After installation the installer also shows an update and uninstall feature for later use if needed.
Linux Installation

Install deb package
Right click on .deb file
Choose Open with gdebi package installer
OR In Terminal: sudo gdebi linknet_2.0-1.deb

gdebi is a lightweight GUI application with the sole purpose of installing deb packages.
It identifies the dependencies and tries to install these along with the .deb files.
If you don't have gdebi installed already, install it using: sudo apt install gdebi-core

Enable Serial/USB Port For Powerline Modem
The Powerline Modem must be plugged in to continue (1).
Open Terminal
ls -l /dev/ttyUSB0
That should show what group owns ttyUSB0, it's probably the dialout group
$ crw-rw---T 1 root dialout 188, 0 Feb 12 12:01 /dev/ttyUSB0

* User needs to be added: [username-to-add] without the brackets
sudo adduser [username-to-add] dialout
Reboot for dialout changes to take affect.
(1) Example from linux Mint terminal

mp@lap:~$ ls -l /dev/ttyUSB0
ls: cannot access '/dev/ttyUSB0': No such file or directory
mp@lap:~$ ls -l /dev/ttyUSB0
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 0 Jul 22 22:27 /dev/ttyUSB0
mp@lap:~$ sudo adduser mp dialout
[sudo] password for mp:
Adding user 'mp' to group 'dialout' ...

* Reboot For Changes To Take Affect.

More Info:

Recent Windows and Linux OS Versions Automatically Install And Support FTDI USB Drivers - (pertains to USB PLM)
Older OS versions may require manual download and install for FTDI USB drivers
- Latest USB drivers from manufacturer
LinkNet Data Files
Data files are stored on disk.
AppDataFolder - Location varies
Example: C:\Users\zwebster\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\insteonsoftware\LinkNet


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