OK, a little less than a year ago Wink was going through their typical shenanagans and I bought a C7. But then everything settled down and as I read on this site just a few minutes ago "don't touch a working system." So my C7 has just sat in the box waiting for the Wink2 to fail again.
Then Hubitat got me excited enough to buy the C8 and it arrived yesterday. So I'm considering going ahead and getting rid of the known-unreliable Wink and moving to the C8.
My plan is to install the C8 without taking down the Wink2, and then move devices, one at a time, from one to the other.
I'm a software guy, not a hardware guy, so I have some relatively stupid questions.
Does that plan sound relatively OK? Is there any problem with having the two hubs operational at the same time?
Due to the way I want to run my ethernet, they'd be within a foot of each other during the transition. Any problem with that?
Since I need to buy a new 12' ethernet cable for this, what type of cable do I need? I'm entirely confused by all the cable "Cat X's" and have a box full of unmarked cables from different devices. My network is good, Speedtest tells me that this computer is running 937mbps down and 37.7 up. What designation cable should I be looking for?
My devices are mostly exterior lighting via Wink bulbs (all currently working fine and responsive) which I understand to be Zigbee? Any issues I should be aware of/concerned about there?