I have a question about the way that Zwave works. I understand it’s supposed to be a mesh network where neighboring nodes are able to pass traffic to one another. I also know that wired nodes are typically repeaters and wireless nodes are not for obvious reasons.
From what I’ve seen, each device has a table of neighbors it refers to when receiving or passing traffic, so my assumption is that the wireless devices have the same table?
My question is the following. Are wireless devices woken up during a Zwave network repair and provided with new routing tables? My old controller (Zipato) did not wake up wireless devices.
The reason I ask, is that if they aren’t woken up during a repair, why does every manufacturer tell you to pair the device right next to the hub? If I’m going to put it at the other end of the house, how will it ever get its updated list of neighbors since it doesn’t wake up during a repair?