On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 10:10:47 AM UTC-4, taxed and spent wrote:
I have a VisionPro, not wifi, so can't help with the wifi part,
but if you have the wifi version of the VP, it should have similar
thermostat operation characteristics and if you have a question on
that part, I might be able to help.
I've been very happy with the VP, have had a couple of them.
On Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:10:43 -0700, "taxed and spent"
Because that's all you need to know. It's so great. I'm surprised they
give installation instructions because it's great whether it's installed
But you should ask your questions in the first post or as soon as
possible. People get bored with threads very quickly and may not stick
around to read the questions. Not only that, forumulating the question
for other people maybe be enough that you can answer it yourself. It
I have a Redlink gateway on my wireless 'stat. Only thing I don't like
is you have to use Honeywell server by registering your device. My
daughter's cabin has Ecobee and she like it very much. I just check
my home some times from work. We have a dog alone at home some days.
Thanks. I wasn't aware of Ecobee, and the Redlink sounds like overkill for
The owner has the RTH6580WF thermostat.
It is installed in a mountain house, and it was installed and working well
for about two months.
Now the owner frequently gets "system cannot connect to thermostat" or some
such message. Later, it will work fine. However, I have tried several
times when the message appears to use the internet portal (not the app) to
change a system setting (the error message says system settings cannot be
changed when the connection is lost). Each time it takes a bit, but changes
the system setting and the error message goes away. So, I am able to FORCE
a wifi connection when the thermostat has lost the wifi connection - so far
Obviously, this is a PITA, and owner wants a constant wifi connection to the
thermostat so it can be monitored via the app and alert messages received as
Any thoughts? A trip to the house is planned in a week or so. Thanks.
On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 2:37:32 PM UTC-4, taxed and spent wrote:
Did you try calling up Honeywell support and asking them?
I believe that thermostat is one of their products that are
sold retail, so they should answer questions. On the VisionPro,
if you want to ask anything about installation, how to change
parameters, etc they tell you to go stuff yourself. You're
supposed to call one of the guys with a butt crack that charges
$100+ to come over and do it.
I have an e-mail in to them. I have not called yet, but a number of reviews
do not give high marks to their telephone service. I am hoping an e-mail
might get routed to a person who can answer it correctly. Fingers crossed,
but I may end up calling at some point.
Maybe set up QoS to give higher priority for the Redlink? Try different
DNS after download/running namebench. Some times it is possible to find
better/faster DNS than one given by ISP as default. Use ping command to
see if there is too much lag. My Redlink box is near the router. Make
sure WiFi channel has minimum interference(overlap with neighbor's
signal) You can survey neighbor's WiFi running Acrylic or inSSIDer
utility.(Acrylic is free, older inSSIDer is free but won't see 5GHz)
Now there is some movement going in condo, apartment block neighbors to
get together and coordinate their WiFi situation to minimize
QRM(interference) for mutual benefit. 5GHz band is still less crowded.
Once I emailed some specific install question and got the reply next
day. Maybe I id'd myself as Honeywell retiree? Often I go into local
office and there are still guys who recognize me who gives me what I
need if it is small stuff free. All user/install PDF is downloadable.
Her acreage/cabin is in a small hamlet just outside Banff national park.
The first winter after getting installed Ecobee, she
got an alarm on her iPhone. Furnace had trouble, room temp. was
dropping. She called caretaker of the hamlet, he called tech. out of
Banff, found HSI burnt out. He charged only ~150.00 including parts,
trip, labor. I thought that was good. She works at Banff Hot spring
hospital and clinic when she has some spare time. Maybe that's why(?).
replying to taxed and spent , Sid in Sacramento wrote:
I have a Honeywell T stat. You have to register it and create a user profile,
and it has to connect with your home wifi system. It is great, I can check the
settings, and even turn it off while vacationing in Hawaii ! You can control it
from your Smartphone, just look for the Honeywell app, at the app store
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