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Connections to external space

#1

Apologies if this is covered by a search didn’t answer my query.

I am wanting to control devices in a garden studio which is some 20m away from the house. The mesh created at present barely extends beyond the back door so is there a way of networking a range extender to the studio? I have run an external network out so the studio is online and connected to the house.

thanks

#2

Impossible for us to know as you don’t tell us which mesh you mean an what devices you already have. In general: if you add main-powered devices, both for zwave as for zigbee, they will contribute to extending the range. For zwave I created a lineair network of about 40 meters now with single and double walls in between… But the plugs (Fibaro for my case) are no more then 10 meters apart.

#3

It’s a Z-wave mesh that i want to extend beyond the boundary of the house as i want to pick up some Fibaro devices in the Studio. Ideally i want to extend this mesh/network over Ethernet as you would for example have a TX-RX unit for distributing AV around. If there isn’t such a device then i suppose my only option is to daisy-chain mains powered Z-wave devices along the garden to the Studio at say 10m intervals?