so, is there a way to prevent endpoint devices from connecting directly to the hub and force them to connect to an electric repeater?
would the best fix be to put an electric outlet repeater in each room and check that each endpoint device in that room connects to its closest electric repeater instead of directly to the st v2 hub? some dont like their closest repeater and stray like a dog.
the problem that i am running into now is that with the direct connect limit of 32 I have a some repeaters (some repeat more then others [example st outlet 7, iris outlet 13]) and a whole lot more endpoint devices.
say I have 10 repeaters and 40 endpoint devices and a few end point devices connect to the repeaters, but the rest of the endpoint devices connect directly to the st v2 hub, maxing out the 32 limit.
if something happens to one of the repeaters, when i remove it then one of the endpoint devices that was connected to that repeater takes its place, maxing out the 32 limit.
I wont be able to add a new repeater until i delete all the endpoint devices that were connected to the bad repeater. thus, leaving an unused space of the 32 limit to add a repeater.
also, ideally i would like to leave some unused spaces of the 32 limit to add new repeaters later on.
the last time I had to delete all devices, delete the hub, re-add it, and first pair all the repeaters so they for sure had a direct connect to the hub with its 32 device limit.
The closest you can hope to do is - Power off the endpoints, then power off the hub for at LEAST 20 minutes (without battery if it’s a V.2) It will cause all devices (not powered off) to go into panic mode and perform a zigbee heal when you turn the hub back on. Once the repeating devices are all operating normally (should only take a minute or so, just test them all) power back on the endpoints and they should heal as they come up. Force a rejoin on any ones that are problematic and they should fall back in line.
I’m a little confused by your question. The 32 device limit only applies to non-repeating devices. You can add another repeating device whenever you want (the protocol limit is in the thousands, I don’t know exactly what the smartthings limit is, but it’s at least several hundred.) So if you need more repeating devices, just add those. Then take the hub off power (Including taking out the batteries if any) for at least 20 minutes while leaving all of the other devices on power. This will cause the other devices to go into “panic mode” and when the hub comes back online your mesh network will be rebuilt, with each device picking its best parent under the new conditions.
You should not have to remove a device in order to add a new repeater.
I am trying to troubleshoot one hub that has about 300 devices (mix of zigbee and zwave) connected were all of the zigbee outlet repeaters (about 20) are offline. also, about 50 zigbee endpoint devices are offline.
I tried to remove and re-pair one of the ST outlets, but it is refusing to re-pair.
yes to both. i was just able to get it to add in the new app and it appeared to work, but only for a couple of toggles on and off. while i could toggle it on and off in the app, when i would toggle it manually on the outlet it would not change status on the new app.
outlet shows in ide as online then offline, but is not responding from the app.
okay, while at work today on overtime, I started deleting zigbee endpoint devices.
first thing I noticed is that most of the zigbee devices were automatically adding back in with their default device name.
this rules out zigbee interference.
so my question is there a way to stop deleted devices from automatically adding back. is there a setting or do the physical batteries have to be removed from the endpoint devices.
i tried to add back in one of the outlet repeaters and the led light stopped like it paired, but its not showing up on the app.
if we have to delete all the devices and hub to start over fresh, i think it would be wise to max out the zigbee 32 device max with repeaters although some say that the repeaters dont count towards the max, they arent pairing correctly though endpoint devices are.
i didn’t challenge that. i said that some say that the REPEATERS don’t count towards the 32 max. same thing though in different wording. although why arent the repeaters connecting, over-riding the 32 max connected endpoints.