So I've spent a lot of time today prepping new Inovelli switches for use. I have a test rig where I can power them up, add them to the network, perform updates and configure them before putting them in to production use. (This approach keeps the WAF high)
During this adventure, I spent a silly amount of time attempting firmware updates. I've been using the built in Device Firmware Updater which I love due to it's simplicity for someone like me. BUT... today I had several upgrade attempts fail and I have another that is taking hours to run. (27% after 4 hrs.) My test rig is only 6 unobstructed feet from my HE. I'm not sure what else I can do to speed up the process.
I'm using a C7 on 188.8.131.52.
I was hoping that the wisdom of this community could help me find a more reliable and time-efficient way to do Z-wave OTA firmware updates.
- Does the security with with the device was joined to the z-wave mesh matter? (A switch that I joined with S0 did seem to go faster than the one joined with S2).
- Would I be better off using a laptop with a z-stick to perform these updates? (Does anyone have a good guide for this?)
- Is there a difference between the built in Device Firmware Updater app and the Z-wave Firmware Updater by Bryan Copeland?
- I don't suppose there's a non-z-wave-ota way to update devices? (These are switches that haven't been installed yet).
- Anything else?
Thanks in advance!