Posts for the month of January 2016

Local API for TellStick ZNet Lite (Beta)

When we announced TellStick ZNet Lite we told you that the device was prepared for local control.

We have been working on this and it is now time to start testing. We want the input from all you developers out there.

We have prepared an early beta firmware with the local api activated. If you want to help us evaluate this and give your input to us, please sign up for this here.

This is a closed beta for now since a custom beta-firmware must be loaded into your TellStick ZNet Lite.

A public beta might be released in an official firmware at a later stage.

Problems with Huawei B593 4G LTE router and TellStick Net

Some users have reported problems when using TellStick Net together with the Huawei router B593. Thanks to the users Ville and Nils, there is a solution to the problem.

1. Check firewall security level.

Use the "Medium (standard)" level.

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2. Find Telldus NET MAC address in ARP table.

In this example it's on line Index8, "Unknown device". Verify that the MAC address in the list matches the one on the sticker on TellStick Net. Copy this MAC address.

3. Open Security / MAC filtering


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4. Add the MAC address to the white list


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5. Turn on ICMP


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Hide devices

We have just released a well requested feature, hiding of devices.

Many Z-Waves support multi channels. This means that one device may have several devices in Telldus Live! This is for instance in-wall receivers with dual relays, power strips and others. Sometimes you don't need all nodes a Z-Wave device may offer and those devices will then clutter the interface.

By hiding unused devices it is also possible to prevent controlling of sensitive devices by mistake.

For developers

A new api-call has been added, device/setIgnore. This works exactly the same as for sensors. Ignored devices are not returned by devices/list. Just as sensors/list there is now a parameter includeIgnored to retrieve all devices.