If I am next to the hub, it works great, very reliable. I’ve got several lightbulbs and plugs working.
I have a polebarn where the ST hub is located. Everything works fine in the 40 x 60 pole barn.
I have lots of Zwave devices, and I can get all the Zwave devices working fine from the house, which is not connected to the barn, but is perhaps 50 feet away. The house is then another 50 feet long, so the farthest Zwave device is 90-110 feet away from the hub. I have probably 50-ish devices connected to my hub. As far as I know, about 40 of those 50 are Zwave.
I wanted to have some control over lightbulbs so I purchased Sylvania multi-color bulbs. I looked around and only found WiFi and Zigbee bulbs.
I read that if I go WiFi, I need to new “hub” to control the lightbubs because ST doesn’t interface directly into WiFi lightbulbs, is that true?
So I looked for Zwave bulbs, but couldn’t find any, they all seemed to be out-of-stock and from my reading, it seems not very popular and discontinued if my reading is accurate.
So I went with the Zigbee bulbs because I wanted tight integration into ST.
I bought some Ewelink power plugs not because I needed them so much, but because I wanted to have more Zigbee repeaters around.
I can get the Ewelink plugs to work if they are next to the router, but I can’t control them when I get to the house.
I’ve turned off the ST Hub as I was told to do to “reset” the Zigbee network. I’ve had it off for 90 minutes, and then turned it back on. No difference.
What does anyone recommend?