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Troubleshooting Insteon

USB Powelinc Modems may require recycle after Windows Powers USB port down.

Windows 7+ is able to disable USB ports for power saving if it thinks they are not needed and re-enables them if they are needed again. Seems to be that sometimes this does not work and basically the devices stop working.

How to Disable USB Power Management in Windows 7

  1. Press the "Windows" key and "R" key simultaneously. A "Run" box appears.
  2. Type "Devmgmt.msc," then press "Enter." This loads the Device Manager.
  3. Double-click on "Universal Serial Bus controllers."
  4. Double-click on "USB Root Hub." You may have more than one "USB Root Hub" listed in the Device Manager. Double-click on any one of the "USB Root Hubs."
  5. Click on the "Power Management" tab.
  6. Uncheck the box next to "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power."
  7. Push the "OK" button and close the "Device Manager."
  8. Repeat steps four through seven if you would like to disable multiple "USB Root Hubs."

How to troubleshoot USB device problems that may occur after a PC that is running Windows 7 or Windows Vista resume from sleep or from hibernation.

This article describes how to troubleshoot problems that may occur in USB devices after a PC running Windows 7 or Windows Vista resumes from sleep or hibernation.

PLM Not Found - USB drivers for the Power Line Modem May Require a Reboot

PLM 2412U/2413U - 2010 version seemed a little buggy. 2009 version was good.

Latest FTDI USB drivers

Computer Group does not Work

The PLM may need at least 1 device linked using a set button. – Fix this by clicking on the PLM listing located in the upper left tree control list. Click [PLM Start All-Link Mode], use the set button on any Insteon device you have. This is only pertains to be a fix for software control over computer groups using the PLM to send group commands.

How to change startup programs in Windows 10

When you boot up your operating system or log on to your computer, some programs run automatically without any actions on your part.
In Microsoft systems such Windows 10, these programs are launched from the startup folder.
Some of these applications are defined by Microsoft, whereas others are user-defined.
We’ll explain which programs you should always run at startup and show you how to add and remove programs from startup in Windows 10. Run a program automatically when Windows starts

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