So, this morning started with promise. I woke up, turned on the iPhone and the WeMo app and it saw the device in the menu.
I decided to turn WiFi "off" to see if WeMo's remote capability would work. It looked promising, as "Coffee Machine" still showed on the menu.
So, all good...until I clicked the coffee machine's "On" button on WeMo.
I was returned back to the infamous, exasperating, "Not detected" screen.
I hoped I'd be able to turn on the WiFi and WeMo would recognise the machine once more, so I could quickly turn the machine back on, before having a shower and going downstairs to have a coffee. I'd assumed this, as many posters on WeMo's excellent online support forum, https://getsatisfaction.com/belkinwemo have spoken of smooth operation while connected to WiFi, but problems once trying to connect from further afield. The achilles heel of the device (and it's greatest promise) seemed to be with spotty remote operation. Anyway, as of now, here's all I get:
Sadly, I'm now not able to connect even through WiFi, despite closing the app and rebooting the phone (the 1st recommended troubleshooting step).
And whereas my autonomous HPM timer simply turned on at the appointed time, the timer settings I've programmed into the "Rules" on WeMo, require it to call the mother ship (in other words, Belkin's servers). So nothing's happening.
I really, really wanted to love this thing, but it's making it hard and I'm getting the impression that while the concept is wonderful, operationally it's really not ready for prime time.
I've got other things to do, so will have to sit down later and have a bash at fixing this. In the interim, I intend to link this to the getsatisfaction.com forum and hopefully get some suggestions on how to (durably!) fix this.