I’ve got several Xiaomi motion sensors in my home and have been very happy with them. About a week ago, I added a Hampton Bay fan controller and a generic Zigbee repeater outlet in the general vicinity of the motion sensor. Tonight, I just noticed that the motion sensor hasn’t reported in since I put in the fan controller and repeater. This may or may not have anything to do with this, but figured I’d mention it.
Well, in doing some trouble shooting, I ended up going back to the original pairing process of putting the hub in discovery mode and tapping the button on the motion sensor. I got the “catch all” message out of the logs, and sure enough, the the 4 digit hex value you’re supposed to pull out and put in as the Device Network ID was different. I updated the Device Network ID with the new number and the device came online immediately.
So long story short, my problem is fixed… but the programmer in me is wondering what happened in case it happens again or I did something wrong? Is this expected behavior? Is it normal for that value to change? Did installing the fan controller and outlet/repeater have anything to do with it?
Any input would be appreciated. Thank you!