I am responsible for reestablishing a z-wave
network in a motel. It uses a Pro-100
, four z-trollers
and about 50 contact units for switching heaters on and off in each room.
The contact units are faulty and lose their network configuration during long power outages. When I showed up the network was completely down.
I figured out how to clear the primary. Then I visited each node and added them all to the primary.
At this point many of the nodes were perfectly functional, but some were presumably out of range of the primary. Guided by Homeseer support, I updated the Pro-100
to the latest software. Then I synchronised the primary to all the secondaries.
Nothing I have done after that has made all the nodes available on the Proo-100. I have optimised network, I have manually set the nodes to use each of the secondaries.
An odd thing happened last time I tried. I went back to each node that wasn't working, deleted and re-added it to the primary. Most of them still didn't cooperate, but most showed up in the interface as "Z-Wave Root Device X" where X was the ID for each.
The Root entries had no on/off links, but after playing with it for a bit some Child entries appeared. The Child entries did have the on/off buttons.
I don't understand this new Root/Child phenomenon. Does this have to do with the updated Pro-100 software? Originally all the devices showed up as "Z-Wave Appliance".
Does anyone have any insight into the above? I just want these nodes to show up and work, I don't care if they're root/child or appliance or what.
Thanks in advance! Please let me know if I've omitted any important information.