I was looking to get a buffering device to use with RBoy Apps and also get my kitchen lights on a smart switch. For some reason rather than use the recommended one of the recommended links (Enbrighten 46201 Repeater/Range Extender switch I went with this one Enbrighten 47336 Repeater/Range Extender switch. I think the fact that the FAQ post being from 2018 made me look for a newer device.
Will the 47336 work correctly as a buffering device? Right now my Hub is still connected directly to my Yale lock even though I’ve moved it further away into garage and did a Zwave repair.
I’m wondering if there isn’t enough square footage in my house to force the connection through the buffering switch. Right now the Yale Lock and the Enbrighten switch are almost line of sight, about 18’ apart. The hub (in the garage) is only another 18’ feet past the Enbrighten switch, albeit through a brick wall. The hub is about the full 36’ from the Yale Lock. I can probably move the hub another 15’ further, to the far, back corner of the garage I’d just have to run a network cable there.
How often will the network repair itself? On restarts? Can I move the hub far away temporarily, Zwave repair the network so it links through the buffering switch and then move it back closer in the garage? Will that link last? (Obviously if it’s going to rescan/repair the network on restarts/power failures, it’s not a convenient long term solution)