I have been using Z-Wave for about 5 years (just switched to SmartThings from Homeseer) and with homeseer, if I had a range issue adding a device, I could just move the computer closer to the device and it would pair no problem. Once the network was established the longer range to the hub wasn’t a problem.
I’m running into this issue now though. Seeing the hub has a leash on it (Ethernet cable), I’m having a problem pairing my dimmer light to my pool (approx. 85’ line of sight to the hub).
What are your suggestions? My first thought was to run a 50’ Ethernet cable and power and temporarily put the hub in the back yard to get closer.
The interesting part is that the hot tub dimmer paired and is working but every now and then the device gets marked “unavailable”. At that point, I just refresh it and it is fine.
The switches are Linear 500W Dimmers that are mounted in my breaker box behind the pool equipment.
Thanks in advance!