Hello. I am a newbie to this community so please pardon me if I am asking already answered questions.
I have just started building parts of a smart home and am having problems with everything staying connected.
My components are……SmartThings Hub V3, SmartThings app V126.96.36.199 (for Android), Sengled indoor flood smart bulbs BR30 2700K 650 LM E26. I also have 3 Meross Smart plugs and a Smart Ceiling Fan/light from Modern Forms. I have a Netgear Nighthawk router (2.4G and 5G)
I have everything ultimately controlled via Alexa for voice control.
I have 2 rooms set up – kitchen and master bedroom.
Here is the issue I have in the MB where I have an Amazon Dot, A Modern Forms smart ceiling fan and ceiling fan light. I also have 2 reading lights equipped with the aforementioned Sengled smart flood bulbs – I will refer to these as Light 1 and Light 2. The issue is that Light 1 is always going off line. Sometimes Alexa is aware of it but it sometimes loses it’s coupling to the group called Bedroom 1 (all 4 components are grouped together in the Smartthings Alexa skill in a group called Bedroom 1). And sometimes Alexa tells me that Light 1 is not connected. This all happens without anything in the room changing (meaning no mains powered light switches are turned off, etc.) Power to all the 4 devices remain on. I can go into SmartThings, then Alexa and delete the device and re-install it. And for a while it works great. A few days later, alas the connections issues come back. I have “rebuilt” Light 1 7 or 8 times. I have also switched out the physical bulb with a new one, testing to see if that one bulb was the issue. And FWIW, Light 1 is closest to both the SmartThings Hub and the Netgear router (although not important). The MB is on the 2nd floor while the ST Hub is on the first.
The issue in the kitchen is a little worse and quite similar. I have 8 Sengled bulbs in there – all the same as the ones in the MB. There are 4 Sink Lights (named Sink Light , respectively) and Stove Lights . There is another Amazon Dot thee as well. I have 2 groups in Alexa called Sink Lights and Stove Lights and those 2 groups are combined into a higher group called Kitchen. All of these bulbs from time to time have the same issue as Light 1 in the MB. It happens to any of the bulbs and there is no apparent pattern as to which ones get disconnected. The kitchen is on the same level as the ST hub and is only about 30 feet away. FWIW, the kitchen is the farthest from the router and has the weakest WIFI signal. Here, as well, I am constantly having to “rebuild” these devices and reconfigure the groups.
At this point I am at a loss of what to do next. Has anyone experienced similar issues? What might be the problem(s) and what can I do different? I don’t mind purchasing additional and/or better hardware if that fixes the problem.
Thanks in advance for any help with this.