I upgraded my rock solid Veralite from 1.7.730 to 1.7.760. I didn’t have a single device having trouble connecting prior. Within a day or so of upgrading I lost 1 switch, a day later a couple of sensors. I rolled back to 1.7.730 and restored from my local backup with the chip restore. Still, the devices are falling like flies and I’m now at 8-9 devices not connecting. I’m down to only a couple of devices connected and have lost most of my network.
I’ve tried moving devices closer and waiting a day or so to shore up the network and nothing is working. I literally have probably 7 repeater devices within 30’ of my hub and nearly all show as unable to connect.
I had a rock solid network before for well over a year prior. Any suggestions on what’s going on?
Any other battery powered devices?
Or direct associations?
To some degree in both situations this sounds like you have a badly behaving z-wave device in your mesh and adding a new device it triggering it destabilize your mesh. Bad direct association routes can also cause havoc (usually the only way to clear them is a remove and re-add to clear the device).
I had this issue with a z-wave outlet, where every time I added device, bad things would happen. But it took me a while to figure out that is was the outlet device that was the issue, replaced it an things went better.