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Over time I have ended up with various access points, phase couplers, signal enhancers, and range extenders in my Insteon system. Can someone tell me if all of these are still supported? I've got 2442 signal enhancers, 2443 access points, and 2992 range extenders. 

Should I toss any of these? 

Thanks!

-Rick

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I would also say. Think of at least getting the old 2442 SignalLInc RF modules.

Besides using the old 904MHz RF that will not communicate with other Dual Band or signal extenders. It may not handle the later Insteon protocols.

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I had been wondering the same thing myself. I have had 5 2443's in my network since forever, probably X-10 days.

Given that I now have   70 dual band devices running I wondered why have the 2443's?

Software version  ranged from v 1.6 to 2.1.

Anyway, I pulled them all out a few days ago, and magically all my " failed to communicate " problems went away. Will see if it stays that way.

Just an anecdote.

I am still seeing the "hops left" on all transmissions be either 0 or 1....mostly zero. So no change there.

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The v1.6 to 2.1 sounds like the hardware version. They normally didn't put the software revision on the label.

Any hardware revision of 2.0 and higher. Where using the same main board as the 2413S PLM. I had a pair of them go bad and got a similar communications errors. I rebuilt them like a 2413S PLM and they started working again.

With that many Dual Band modules. I would not expect you needing any of them.

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On 2/1/2022 at 11:16 AM, stevehoyt said:

Anyway, I pulled them all out a few days ago, and magically all my " failed to communicate " problems went away. Will see if it stays that way.

Steve- If you're interested in selling any of those 2443's I'd love to get them.  I'll bet if I re-cap them they will work fine.

-Rick 

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Steve- If you're interested in selling any of those 2443's I'd love to get them.  I'll bet if I re-cap them they will work fine.
-Rick 

I recapped mine and they live again. May get rid of them someday but they are behind stuff and my Insteon network is near 100% so not gonna fix a running system. Lol
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The revision 2 Access Points are on the same 2413 PLM main board and would be caped the same way

The revision 1 Access points are on the PowerLinc III main board module and have different capacitors. 1000uF/25V, 470uF/50V, 100uF/6.3V. Along with a unregulated transformer style DC supply. Closer to around 18VDC. It also has a RF daughter board plugged into the 8 pin socket on the main board. The 2413 style doesn't have a daughter board as it has RF communications on the main board.

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