I’m looking to setup a SmartThings security system and then expand my smart home from there.
I was planning to get the new V3 hub but then saw that there’s a Router/hub unit.
I don’t need the Wifi part of the router, I already have a solid Amplifi Mesh system in my house.
However, I was wondering if there’s an advantage to getting the ET-WV525 over the V3 even if you aren’t using the Wifi.
So my questions are.
Can I turn off the Wifi completely on the ET-WV525 and have it ONLY has a SmartThings hub?
The ET-WV525 has a faster processor and more ram than the V3 so is it correct to assume that it would preform better/faster than the V3 purely acting as a SmartThings hub?
Since the ET-WV525 is a mesh system. If I purchased a 2nd or 3rd unit. Turned off Wifi on them also so they are a SmartThings hub only (if I can do this from question 1 above),
Would I theoretically expand my Z-Wave signal better throughout the house if needed by connecting them to my current Amplifi mesh points by ethernet?
Is there any advantages/disadvantages to using the ET-WV525 a purely a SmartThings hub directly connected to my current Amplifi Mesh system? Is it missing things the V3 has hardware or software wise?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.