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button not working - very frustrating

I have been using irule now for a year and it works well. However I have an unusual issue with one room setup. Commands are configured for WiFi over global cache. I have programmed one room to turn on units in order and off in order.

Issue is that no matter how I many different ways i program these the initial startup fails but if I go back and try it again it works. The same applies for shutting down tv units. It has nothing to do with irule connecting to WiFi and yes the green antenna signal is showing. When I press the on or off button It just shows the red signal that I'm either not connected to WiFi or the button has not been programmed (none which apply).

Can't figure this one out! Any suggestions appreciated. I am also contacting global cache.

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  • OK I have seen a similar instance by Jimbot. Not exactly the same and irule have claimed it would be fixed in the update. Not so for Jimbot nor has the update had any effect on my problem.

    Just to update I use two nexus 7s as remotes.
    Both behave in the same manner.
    My WiFi is set to always on so no issue in sleep mode affecting the nexus.
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    What Global Cache device are you using? The GC100 can only accept 1 connection at a time.

    Is your problem only when you wake up your Nexus 7 to then turn stuff on/off? Once the Nexus is awake, do all the commands generally work OK?

    If so, you could try adding a 1 second delay to the beginning of the turn on/off commands. This gives your Nexus time to connect to the Global cache before sending the commands.

    Also, for turn on/off stuff, I generally send all the commands twice to make sure it all works. I put it in the order Show message, Delay, Turn on TV, Turn on Receiver... Delay, Turn on TV, Turn on Receiver... Hide Message. It's slower, but things generally work OK for me now.

    My problem was that I had entrances on my panels which had 5 second delays in them. So iRule would run these including the wait before any other commands would run.

    Hope something here might help you!
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    Some shots in the dark:

    Go to the Devices tab in the right window of the Builder. Click on the Power On or Power Off command in a device that has the problem. Look in the Properties window in the lower left corner, and see what number the repetition property is set for. Some devices need 2 or 3 repeats to work. Play with the repeat setting.

    Another thing to try is the delay between ir commands. Some devices need longer delays between commands, even if they are for different devices. Try a really long delay. If that works, step the delay down until it doesn't work, then increase it a bit.

    Many devices, especially TV's, need a couple of seconds to start up after receiving a power on command. Commands received during this time may not be executed reliably.

    In the app settings, do you have "Prevent system lock" turned on? Worth a try.
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    Thanks Jimbot and Mike. Will try the time delay of 1 sec first. Yes I have the GC100 and that's no issue. The other item I found whilst looking around was to keep wifi on during sleep on the Nexus which has helped a little.
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