Hi all, I am an experienced HK-user with 50+ devices and in general, everything runs well.
As I wanted to expand the possibilities (and the type of devices that I can integrate) of my home automation, I decided to buy a Hubitat C8 hub.
I only connected very few devices for test reasons but unfortunately, I have multiple problems like hub is not responding at least once per week, geofencing is not working (but works well with HK) and is randomly me and my partner showing at home or not, and multiple times per week, the HomeKit integration is failing.
I have all updates installed hoping for improvement nu no change.
Am I the only one with these kind of problems? What could I do? Seriously considering to abandon Hubitat already and maybe trying Home Assistant.
Geofencing using the app does have its issues. For this reason, using more than one method is recommended. This is what I do by combining the iPhone Hubitat app’s geofencing with Geofency and IP Pinging. This works near flawlessly for me.
I have not had any issues with the hub not responding or disconnecting from HomeKit. I would suspect some sort of network issue. There are a few community members who are much more knowledgeable when it relates to networking than I am, so I’ll let them chime in.
Do you have any errors in your logs? If so, could you share a screenshot of those errors?
Looks like that router system does not have any sort of MTU/Jumbo Frames options according to the people complaining about it on their forums. So you are good there.
Do you have a reserved IP set for the hub on the router side? Or did you set static IP on the hub itself? If neither, is it possible the hub is just getting a new IP? How do you normally find the hub and connect to it?
How do you know it is not responding? Do your connected devices stop working correctly or just that you cannot connect to the UI?
Unlikely but I'll throw this out there, just in case....
Is your ISPs router disabled/in bridge/modem mode? If not is it possible that you have two DHCP servers active on your network and the hub is accepting an IP from the ISPs router rather than the one reserved in your Deco? I only ask as I've known people just plug the deco into a LAN Port of their existing router without putting it in modem/bridge mode, potentially causing this (as well as double NAT issues)