Hi, I use your LAN Device Monitor to check the satus of my Synology NAS. It sends messages as soon as the NAS is turned off, and WOL works fine too, I can turn the NAS On with your “wakeonlan” button anytime. But I have two problems:
After my NAS is powered On again (after an Off state it is available again), I can still see it as “Off” by your LAN Device Monitor forever, however I tried 10–30s polling time intervals. As soon as I turn your monitor Off and On again (with your monSwitch button), it shows my NAS as On until the next Off state. I tried to create a routine to turn Off then On your LAN Device Monitor when it detects the lost of my NAS, but it does not work in routines, I can send Wake On Land command only, but not control your monitoring.
There is an “Untitled” text over your create new device button (but works fine), not something like “Create new device”.
So here’s the deal: I had provided for the ability to change the icon to a specific set of alternatives in device settings. However I kept the device category itself to ‘switch’, so that it would still be recognized as such by other apps (Alexa, for example). The downside of this is that you don’t get the variety of icons available through the device edit menu for different categories of devices.
It is possible to add a device setting to choose to retain the switch device category vs. customize it based on icon selection. This would double the number of device profiles I need to create and maintain and add a little bit of code, but it is doable if it’s a critical requirement.
Well don’t give up hope. I’m thinking about this some more. And my opinion is that using the switch control in this device (which is used for turning on and off monitoring) from some external source like Alexa or Action Tiles, is probably a pretty rare case. And therefore trying to preserve the switch category should not take precedence over providing a wider choice of icons. Afterall, this is a monitoring device for monitoring all sorts of different things, so it certainly should have a wide choice of icons.
So I think I’ve talked myself into it: I’ll go ahead and make the needed changes so that you’ll have access to more icons. Give me a day or so to get it done.
I have pushed out an update to the LAN Device Monitor driver with these changes:
Fix to labels on device Controls screen (you will have to create a new device to get the corrected labels)
Change to the way the device is updated when you choose a different dashboard icon from the Settings options: previously the icon was changed without changing the device category, which was always defined as a switch category device no matter the icon. After this change, the device category will change along with the icon. In some cases this will provide access to more icons. For example if you choose a plug icon, then you will have new icons selectable from the device Edit menu that weren’t available before.
If you have an existing LAN Device Monitor device and want to benefit from this change, simply choose a new icon from the Settings options. If you already have plug selected and want to get the additional icons, temporarily change the icon to something else, then change it back to plug. This way, you don’t have to create a new device. (@Neudy)
A ‘multifunction sensor’ has been added to the list of dashboard icon options. As noted above, this will also provide access to further icon choices in the device Edit menu. A new device will need to be created in order to see this new option listed in the Settings options.
Can I ask - how are you doing this? I am new to Tasker and I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how you can switch on and off a device from it?
I was using Life360 - which is now kaput.
Switched to Tasker so my other half can have it running in the background and not even have to do anything which is paramount for my sanity haha
Current way I am doing this is:
Tasker → Wifi Connected → HTTP POST to Sharptools → Turns on Smartthings Virtual Edge Presence
It looks as though you have a FREE version of doing this by your images? How do I trigger a virtual device using HTTP POST? Is the web address a simple api.smartthings.com/v1/home hub name/room location/device?
Please do let me know or point me in the right direction if you can, would save me a fee which I hate paying for