Device: Outdoor Zwave 240v GE/Jasco switch
Hub: Latest version smartthings hub
I have a relatively robust zwave home automation network (approximately 30-40 zwave devices and 5 zigbee).
I recently installed an outdoor zwave switch/timer powering/switching an outdoor outlet circuit, primarily used for christmas lights, etc. The device is linked to my hub via the S2 authenticated protocol (not sure if that creates any issues?).
The issue I’m having is that I cannot, no matter what I do, get smartthings to establish any route hops to nearby devices between the device and the hub. This is not allowing me to keep my hub in the server closet I have always stored the hub, as the direct connection between the device and the hub in the server closet is at the limit of connectivity or doesn’t allow for a consistent connection (I have to move the hub closer to the outdoor device to pair it).
I have run several dozen zwave repairs, to no avail. I have at least (3) 120v/repeating devices in between a direct line between the device and the hub, which would create much shorter and more reliable signal hops. I was getting a lot of “could not update routes/delete old routes” error messages during zwave repairs with the hub in my server closet, and subsequently excluded/rejoined the device (several times). However, I simply cannot get smartthings to create a route for this particular device with at least a single hop to another repeater. I have tried running zwave repairs with the hub in different locations, but for whatever reason the hub simply wants a direct connection to the device. I’m getting “cannot delete old routes” messages if I relocate the router and run a repair. This appears to be preventing any working/logical mesh routing. Can anybody suggest anything for me to try?
It seems like when I move the hub closer and run a repair, no hops are established, but when I move the hub only 10 ft further, I get the “cannot delete routes errors”. help?!