i have installed 5 signal extenders around the house. why do some show on and three show off? are they working even in the off mode?
If they are plug in modules that also work as zigbee or zwave range extenders, then the on/off status refers to power being available for a device that plugs into the module, like a table lamp. But the range extender itself continues to work as a repeater whether that shows as on or off.
What brand and model?
The aeon z-wave extender is detected as an on/off switch. I’ve never tested to see if it doesn’t work when “turned off”, though I suspect it still would.