I've been having trouble with my Aeotec Dual Nano Switch not responding when I try to turn the switch on or off. This has been going on for months and I've tried an Aeotec Range Extender 6, which connects to the Hubitat hub, but it seems the connection is not strong enough to reliably flip the switch. Also, yesterday I installed an Aeotec Range Extender 7, thinking it would help. Although, it didn't help at all.
The Dual Nano Switch is installed behind the wall switches, as it was designed for. Also, the switch is about 25 feed from the Hub, with a clear line of site from my office window (the hub is sitting on the windowsill).
So now I'm looking for options to get the switch to work reliably:
• The first option I'm considering is using HubConnect to install a second Hubitat hub in the garage, since I have wired Ethernet in the garage. In my reading it appears possible and relatively straightforward.
• The second option is to somehow increase the signal strength of the Hubitat hub in the office somehow. I assume it's not possible, but wanted to make sure.
• The third option is to add an antenna, of some sort, to the Dual Nano switch in the garage, since the switch-box is really packed with wires. My thought is the bundle of wires is interfering with the Z-Wave signal. I haven't heard of antenna for the Dual Nano switch, but thought it might be possible.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.