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  •  Step by step it wasn't too, too hard. (11+ / 0-)

    Since I was replacing an old controller, the wiring for the valves  was already there, so moving them over was simple.

    The wireless rain sensor was also very easy. Attach four wires and plug it in. The controller automatically recognized it was there.

    The hardest part was the network connection.

    If it were connected via ethernet, all one would need to is to hook up the cable and enter the Caddy's IP address in a browser on a local computer. The company also provides a utility (a sniffer) to find the device if it doesn't show up in the browser. Not much harder than setting up a new printer.

    Since I didn't want to run a cable, the WiFi-ethernet adapter did add a bit more complexity. It has a one-step WPS (WiFi protected setup) button. But my Airport didn't have that, so I just plugged in the IOGEAR to my Mac and set it up manually. The provided instructions are clear, so that wasn't a hassle.

    I had the wireless adapter and Caddy powered up in on the kitchen counter just to test the set up before mounting them in the garage and hooking up the sprinkler's wiring.

    Although the system was a bit harder to install than a regular one, the schedule set up was so much easier.

    "Cannibals prefer those who have no spines." ~ Stanislaw Lem

    by BlogDog on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 07:50:50 AM PDT

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