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Improve range using a slave?


Phil coyle

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Hi, All,

 

I have an ongoing problem with regular communications in a particular part of a building (the building is old and fairly large, with lots of masonry walls).

 

There are plenty of repeating devices, but I think there are too many repeating nodes between the HC3 and the end devices to maintain a reliable connection (I do get intermittent connections).

 

I guess the sensible option would be to move the HC3 more centrally, but a lot of the building has public access and I worry about keeping it safe.

 

If I set up a second slave unit, more central in the building, connecting through Wifi or cat6 cable to the main HC3, would this be likely to resolve the issue, or can anyone suggest an alternative?

 

If so, are there any guides on the forum which would help me do this?

 

Phil

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@Phil coyle The guide for connecting gateways is

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  • Many thanks for that, I'll have a look.

     

    Is there any real benefit in using an HC3 as the repeater, or will an HC2 or HC3 Lite do the job comfortably?

     

    Phil

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    What is the procedure if I want to connect HC3-lite to HC3 as second unit? When I tried to connect it in the slave unit (HC3Lite), it triggered adding z-wawe. Thank you for your advice

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    @petro_cz The master - slave guide from fibaro is

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