The hub is upstairs in our bedroom. This is the front of the house as this is where the internet router gets the best signal (It’s an AT&T wifi hub, we don’t have wired here). The SmartThings hub and the Hue Hub both sit here. The nearest bulbs are in our bathroom through the walk-in wardrobe. There are two lights in there, a wall one (with the GoConnect bulb) and a ceiling one (with a Hue bulb connected to a Hue sensor). The hue sensor detects all the time, but the bulb only reacts half the time. The GoConnect bulb was seen initially but went off line straight after I named it.
Downstairs we have 3 Hue strips in the kitchen. These connect and seem to work reasonably well (sometimes they won’t react individually but will when the kitchen group is switched. We have 6 ceiling bulbs running through downstairs, four are Hue and 2 are the other GoConnects. I’ve spaced the GoConnects so that one is furthest away, then a Hue, then the other GoConnect, followed by the 2 Hues. This works and all of these are connecting. The others that are showing as disconnected are the outside strip (Sylvania), although this does come on with a schedule (but didn’t go off last night), and the outside GoConnect by the back door. The Sylvania strip is by the front porch and so is arguably the furthest from the hub. This is why I had the repeater GoConnects. The nearest one of these is about 3m away from the Sylvania strip. The back door GoConnect is about 3m from the nearest hue on the same floor, but about 5m below the hub (plus about 5m on the same floor). The last one is a Sylvania indoor strip. This will eventually go behind a sculpture on the wall about 8m from where it is now. It’s currently the furthest away inside the house plugged into a wall outlet beneath the last GoConnect. I thought the GoCOnnects would enable them all to see the hub, but it seems they only repeat to each other.
The house is constructed, as most in Mexico, from breeze blocks, so the walls are all about 4" thick with plaster etc on the tops. We have no stud walls at all, but lots of glass, and all the pipes are internal to the walls.
I know our dodgy internet doesn’t help but internally they should be fine with the repeaters I would have thought. I tried bringing the Sylvania strip to the kitchen and it sees it fine there so I think it’s definitely a range issue, but I thought the whole point of the GoCOnnects is that range isn’t an issue as long as they can see another and the hub through the chain.