TL;DR: Added, then removed Aeotec Z-wave Repeater 6. Z-wave is now intermittently acting incredibly slow.
Yesterday I was in process of installing some new lighting in the garage, planned to connect to a Zooz ZEN25. In preparation, I was adding an Aeotec Extender 6 to the network. It came highly recommended from a guy I follow on YT. I noticed that support is supposed to be built in to ST Hub and no custom handler needed.
I plug in the z-wave extender, use the newer ST app to add, click the button on the repeater and the repeater thought it joined, but ST never went past 30%. The device also doesn’t show in the IDE . This is when my problems started. All commands to any z-wave device would take 3-7 minutes to complete.
After about 6 hours, multiple z-wave repairs, ST hub reboots, I gave up. I set the hub to exclude, clicked the button and it was removed (funny, since ST didn’t “see” it). At that point, everything seemed to be working normal.
Fast forward 12 hours. My z-wave stuff is slow or offline again (repeater is not plugged in). After 5 repairs, things are working again… for now. I think my other devices are meshing to the garage fine… so probably don’t need the repeater.
If things get wonky again, what do you guys advise? Remove all devices and factory reset the hub? Upgrade to v3? Give it time?
ST hub is version 2.