I’ll admit, I’m “that guy”. The guy who bit off more than he can chew. The one that shows up in forums, posts questions, and everyone starts PM’ing each other with subjects like “Can you believe he asked THAT?”
Anyway, I’m embarrassed at my noobness to the point that I’m ready to give up. I’m so clueless, I don’t even know how to describe the problems I’m having. Here’s my best attempt.
I bought a Vera Lite and set it up using the UI5 gui. With my one Aeon in-wall dimmer controller, it didn’t take long for me to figure out the logic limitations of the gui prevented useful condition-based routines. So I installed PLEG. I got one of the most basic scripts working - which boosted my confidence. So I went on a shopping spree.
I bought the z-wave cards for all three of my Kwikset locks, several in-line on/off and dimmer switches, 10 each of the smart dimming aeon controllers, and 10 of the same, as a switch. I also upgraded my Envisalink TP100 to the EVL3, and installed the DSC plugin.
For now, I’m limiting the ‘programming’ to the very basic IU5 scenes, and the PLEG routine I created earlier.
I’ve set up a routine where, when I enter a code on my kwikset, it triggers the disarm on the alarm. Likewise, locking any of the locks, or closing the garage door will cause VERA to arm the DSC.
Where the trouble started becoming apparent was when I unlock one of the locks, 90% of the time, that trigger will disarm the DSC within 2-3 seconds. But 1 out of 10, it’ll take 30+ seconds.
When I opened the log screen (the one that you can’t stop scrolling or reverse), I kept seeing a ton of ZW_Send_Data node XX NO ROUTE (nil) errors, and red messages like this: 01 02/15/14 20:27:16.291 ZWaveNode::DecryptMessage node 19 dev 20 failed and backup nonce is 0 <0x2b7db680>
The nodes and devices pointed to my keyless locks. Even when manually activating them through VERA, they seemed to perform the initial operation quickly, but subsequent operations were delayed by 10-20 seconds.
I ignored this, and continued to add more switches. At some point tonight, I started seeing the dreaded crash (stop 250) and reboot.
Knowing that, at this point, everything has been thrown together in no proper order or sequence, I figured I’d just wipe everything clean, and logically add devices. If first backed up (including the z-wave network) and then did a factory wipe.
On rebooting, before adding or restoring anything, I’m already seeing references to nodes that were previously there.
Is there any way to reset this box COMPLETELY so it is as it was when it was first taken out of the box? Do I need to exclude each device?
Regretfully, none of my problems (including error values) fit the search criteria in a way that is useful to someone like me. Nearly all search results and their corresponding explanations assume the reader has the most basic/fundamental understanding of programming, and RF network topography - which regretfully, I lack in spades.