Understanding Mesh?

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Understanding Mesh?

Post by Draakje » Tuesday 31 July 2018 7:58

Hi all

I need some explaining of the mesh network. (see attachments)

As I have at least one device (id 008) which is slow to respond to commands(sometimes never response) I was looking at my mesh network.

I noticed that it looks pretty much ok (right??)
But I also see that node 12 is not connected to anything ?
But node 12 is working and communicating .. Anyone have an explanation ?

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Re: Understanding Mesh?

Post by ActionHenk » Saturday 04 August 2018 5:23

Yeah i had this behaviour too, my mesh network was oke but everytime i reset the whole thing and start all over including all node's after a while i got node's that only connect with the controller or no connection like your node 12. Yes they keeped working but it irritated me.

I have 43 node's mostly neo coolcam and heiman. Some node's only made connection with the controller, others had a lot more connections.

What i did now is, reset the whole thing again and not including within domoticz but with the aeotec z-wave stick itself. Its a bit more work but my mesh network is now very steady and all node's connect with node's that can act as an hopper. Only thing that i'm not sure about, does the stick add the node's in secure mode or not? Or does it chose the best mode by itself judging what device it is.

I don't know why it works better this way but for now it seems better this way.

a tip: if you have everything set up like me with automation and all, hardware reset the aeotec z-wave stick and include all node's in the same sequence as before, this way everything will keep working and all node's will have the same devices and IDX in the hardware tab without having to do all automation again.

And if you have a good setup, backup the rasp pi sd card, and read the eprom from the aeotec z-wave stick to your harddisk, this way you can always go back to the point your setup was working oke!

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