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Help - my Z-stick is dead, how do I replace interface??

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  • Help - my Z-stick is dead, how do I replace interface??

    I was using a Z-stick S2 in the USB port of my Windows PC, with HS3 to run a large Z-wave network. Everything was working fine for several years, but I noticed yesterday that it was having problems connecting with some of the devices, so I wanted to reset it (unplug and plug it back in). I pulled it but noticed that the "C" LED light on it stays on, which I don't remember happening before - I think it's supposed to be off when it's not plugged in and not attaching new devices. I am terrified that if I buy a new one, I'd have to manually re-pair all my devices (~100) and re-setup all my rules (several hundred). Please someone tell me that's not necessary... I've made backups of the HS3 folder, and also done backups via the HS3 interface. What do I do?

    1) anyone have any idea how to re-set a Z-stick?

    2) assuming it's dead, what do I do to get my system operational again with a new interface (and should I get another Z-stick or move to a better interface device)?

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    https://youtu.be/nS-YWPVFJOM
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    • #3
      Aha, so it looks like we can simply restore a backup from Z-stick to SmartStick, and SmartStick is the better device anyway?

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      • #4
        Yes, you can also use a Z-NET or a UZB stick too!
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        • #5
          anyone have opinions (feature comparison) of UZB stick vs. Smart Stick? Given that I'm using it from a Windows PC, which has the best stability for a large network?

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          • #6
            +1 for the SmartStick+. I haven't had a single issue with dropping any devices. I use a laptop with a 3 ft usb extension to get the controller up and away from anything metal.

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            • #7
              +1 for the smartstick+. I have one and it is a really great transceiver.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kerat View Post
                +1 for the smartstick+. I have one and it is a really great transceiver.


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                read around on the znet... a bit more money , but greater flexibility on where you can place it and the range it provides. great device.

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