I just added another one and noticed a couple of issues.. Apparently becuase I updated my firmware in the hub this one paired as the aeotec ver 7 repeater.. But the on off for the light is not working and there is no refersh like the older generic zwave repeater.
I occastionaly use refersh and then check the logs to make sure it is still working.. and the generic also reports it is on the mains.
The specific one. reported nothing.. lights not working , nothing in the logs at all. I think there is a problem with it.. Anyway is there any reason it is better than using the generic zwave repeater driver?
No I did click configure it was a new install/pairing. must be loosing it.. ignore my ramblings it is a user device handler that i must of installed at some point .. I have changed it to the stock one (same the other sensor is on) If i want i can add refresh to the user one and also report to who posted it that the light on/off is not working.
My driver has similar code, but I have it disabled because it didn't work. I've subsequently started to think that it may have been an issue with earlier firmware either the C-7 or the RE7. Haven't had time to go back and re-test. Been too busy with other issues. Soon.
i decided not to update.. i plugged in the aeotec control and found the deice but in order to update it . i would have to unpair it and repair in non secure mode, then unpair and repair again in secure back to hubitat.. Seems like a lot of work just to get the swith working.. Were you sucessful in updating.
in addition. the pc controller s/w does not recognize the .gbl or file as a firmware file.
I've updated RE7s several times with PC Controller as a stand-alone. You need to have PC Controller 5 to support gbl.
The RE7 may need to be securely paired in order to update the firmware. I've not been able to do it insecurely, but I haven't worked too hard at it. Outside of the potential firmware update issue, I'm not sure I see much of a reason to pair the RE7 securely.
Select the device, then click on Get in the Current Firmware section. This should fill out the current firmware info. Following that, click on the file folder icon, and select the gbl file. If the Update button is greyed out, you need to select the firmware target (there is only one). You can then do the Update.
The update takes a long time. You'll know if it is working if the X of Y (6144 IIRC) counter increments. All my successful updates have been done as a stand alone controller with the RE7 securely paired and in direct range of the stick. Your mileage may vary.