First I am hoping this is the right place to post this… Please let me know.
I am new to the Smart Home community and have just started build the network.
I would like to thank anyone who has insight to share ahead of time.
This is what I have so far…
Phillips Hue Light Bulb
GE In Wall Outlet
TP Kasa plug in outlet
Roku Ultra Hub
Samsung Spectrum Cable DVR box
Spectrum Cable Modem with Built in Wireless
AT&T Digital Life Security System
I have had challenges setting up these devices… Except for the Phillips Light Bulb!
I have created activities in Harmony and they don’t work consistently.
I have linked the Outlet and it does not consistently
I just hooked the Smartthings Hub in last night and now the TV activities don’t seem to be working.
I am trying to convert my wife to this lifestyle but so far she is not impressed.
I had a smart plug from AT&T hooked to a fan and we had to say…
"Alexa, Ask Digital Life to turn on Smart plug 1"
The wife said if she has to have a conversation just to turn on a fan she will flip the switch!
So please Help a rookie upgrade his Life style and get a little “Smarter!”
First, In what Order should I setup the different components?
I am willing to reset the whole system and start from scratch if that would be best!
I actually got the Echo Plus first then the Harmony Hub, then Smart things hub just last night.
There seems to be some conflict, since it seems Harmony stopped working through Alexa.
Second I am thinking of getting my own Cable Modem and wireless router instead of Spectrum’s it seems to drop devices.
I have 100 MBPS service which I would assume would be OK but If I had to AT&T just brought in 1000 to the area.
Also the Location of the Cable Modem is up in the front room instead of centralized, I wanted to plug my Gaming computer directly in instead of through wireless.
I appreciate any insights you could share with me.
Thank you all very much and Happy New Year to All!