Been reading for hours over the last week with my Z-wave ghost issue. I see many advise to use a Z-wave stick, however now I see Bobby's clarification below.
I ask because the ghost appears to be effecting pairing, and the hub is only 3 foot above the device and myself.(I know, I know- pair in place not working) I haven't had time to check every single Z-Wave device, with the wife, kids, family, full time job, home renovations, but my most critical Z-wave devices seem to respond-most of the time.
As far as a healthy mesh, I actually read & followed the instructions. I built out from the center when I moved to the C7, including my repeaters first near the hub, and expanded with repeaters into other rooms(same floor) and then added repeaters on above & below stories stories. I have at least 30 repeaters spread through the home (~2500sq ft), And none of them are the cheap no-brand, "been there done that." Additionally there are 3 more repeaters in my garage, but no Z-Wave end devices in the garage...yet.
So my question is if using 3rd party devices that are not Z-Wave Plus V2 certified is not advised, what is the official solution? I DID read and search the linked Compatible Devices list, and I do not see any approved Z-wave+ V2 Stick on that list. Previously I have used the Aeotec Stick and the UZB 7.
And i have spent many hours rebooting, shutdown, cut hub power, and the ghost will not go away. refresh->remove many many times.And yes I have the latest Hub Z-Wave firmware(7.17?) I know many others have the official ghost buster status, so please help me.. if the SDK is logging that the ghost node is "no longer in the failed list", but persists in my Z-Wave details page in the hub, would pe-pairing the Z-Wave stick pickup the ghost node that supposedly not in the failed list? I don't want to make this situation worse.
Is it safe to just leave the ghost?
I appreciate any helpful comments, as I'm running out of hair to pull out.
FROM: BobbyD-For others who might follow this thread. We do NOT recommend or encourage the use of 3rd party devices that are NOT Z-Wave Plus v2 certified to remove nodes from an established Z-Wave network. Doing so may have negative consequences up to and including voiding hub's warranty or extended warranty offerd by Hub Protect.
Instead, we recommend using Compatible Devices that are known to work well with Z-Wave 700 series controller. Following the basic rules of building and maintaining a strong Z-Wave mesh would avoid the need to force remove "ghosts". In the cases where a device has died, force removal is available as long as the Z-Wave mesh is healthy.