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    I've just added a seconds controller to my homeseer setup as my want to use z-wave in my garage, and z-wave signals where not getting through. Is there a way that devices can be setup to talk to more than one controller? and is there also a way I can move devices between controllers?

    I though I could do this buy making one controller an inclusion.

    My main controller is called "Hall" and my new controller is called "workshop"

    If I try to make workshop and inclusion controller for hall I get the following errors:



    Error, the Replication Receive response object is null without reporting a normal ending - Replication Receive failed.
    Error: Error, the Replication Receive response object is null without reporting a normal ending - Replication Receive failed.


    Thanks

    Jim

  • #2
    Is there a way that you can put a POE connected ZWave controller near the garage or in the garage (just for those devices)?

    You can just have Homeseer 3 talk to two separate ZWave networks.
    - Pete

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    Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.534 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU - Mono 6.00
    Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.534 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro - Mono 6.00

    X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation.

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    • #3
      I have a raspberry pi in the workshop, and on that I've installed ser2net and put the z-wave stick in that. Is that what you had in mind?

      Can I move a device from one network to another?

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      • #4
        Yes.
        Yes.

        I get a better ZWave RF footprint using the ZWave dot me RPi card (larger antenna) and a PiFace RTC shime (it was my standard for use with any RPi here).

        Click image for larger version  Name:	ZWavecard.jpg Views:	0 Size:	21.7 KB ID:	1308546

        I am in to accuracy relating to time about any of my devices. I have no dependencies on the Internet for time anyhow.
        The pictured RTC shim fits under the ZWave card on my RPis. It is much smaller looking than it appears.

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        My POE ZWave RPi (with card) is mounted in the attic of a 2 story home.

        It's been working fine now for many years with extremes in temperatures here near Chicago.

        Extreme in Attic is: - 20 ° F (- 28.88 °C) to 140 ° F (60 °C)

        Nowadays you can make the POE RPI do:

        1 - ZWave - ser2net
        2 - Zigbee - ser2net
        3 - make it an AP for WiFi devices using MQTT.

        Here mine was doing a 1-wire network and a NOAA radio weather map reciever.
        - Pete

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        Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.534 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU - Mono 6.00
        Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.534 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro - Mono 6.00

        X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation.

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        • #5
          Replication is done is done via Z-Wave RF. So you should probably have the two controllers close when trying that, and move the garage one to its final location after that.

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          • #6
            Sorry for so many questions, I'm new to z-wave. So if mode the workshop controller in range of he the hall controller, and then make the workshop controller an inclusion controller. If I then move it back to it's final destination will it work as one network, or will I get issues if they can't communicate directly over RF?

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            • #7
              The two just need to be close during the replication operation itself. After that they don't need to communicate between themselves.

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              • #8
                amazing, thanks for the info.

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