A lot of the people who will be directed to this will not have found a glossary or the wiki or even much of the stuff in the forum to begin with. Some of them are people who have a Samsung connect and are just trying to figure out if they can set up a static IP address. Very early steps. I really want something which is obvious without needing footnotes or glossary entries, something that will jump out at them when they see the tag.
I like “router network” for that reason: it’s not inaccurate, but it has the advantage of being somewhat familiar even to people without much technical background. I’m also OK with “WiFi-and-LAN” for similar reasons.
But I think I like “router network” a little better just because as soon as you put “Wi-Fi” into it we’re going to get all the questions from people who have bought a Wi-Fi pocketsocket and want to know how to connect it to smartthings. And those don’t belong on this particular list.
One of my biggest problems, and I know this doesn’t affect most people, just the way my brain works, is someone who comes in and posts a brand new question and sticks a bunch of tags on it that don’t belong there. Like “devicetype” ( which is for code submissions) and “switch.“. That then messes up the archives for other people in the future.
I think if we use something like “router_network” for the new list then people are less likely to misuse that tag, Which is important if the quick browse lists are going to remain useful over time.
I understand there’s a potential small issue for people who have worked with zigbee before because, you know, “router”—But I think anybody who is using zigbee for home automation is already familiar with both uses of the term. It won’t surprise them any to see “router“ restricted to the IP context. Especially if it’s combined with “network.“