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Maximum number of zigbee devices reached?

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#1

After having added some new Zigebee devices, previous installed ones are now not working anymore. I have a mix of Ikea Tradfri GU10 lights (some via Tradfri gateway + app, others directly talking to Homey), Xiaomi Aqara wall switches and motion sensors (battery powered) and 2 Osram plugs as an attempt to improve the Zigbee mesh.

But after having added new devices, a previously working Aqara wireless switch now has the red ‘pay attention’ triangle in the app (‘apparaat niet beschikbaar, onbekend probleem’) and checking https://developer.athom.com/tools/zigbee the device is simply not listed anymore:

How and why is this device removed, have I somehow reached a maximum of devices? Are my routers not working and is the amount of devices therefore limited? And what can I do to resolve this (please don’t answer wait for the zigbee rewrite :roll_eyes:)? I have more products I want to add, but for each new one an old one drops out…and I want to be able to control my lights without an app.

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#2

Did you ever get an answer to this. I think i have the same problem. Only i have way more devices…
I am random losing devices…

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#3

Well, I did have some discussion on the slack channel on the same matter. Long story short is that most routers that I did have suck (Tradfri of IKEA), so I ordered a few Innr Z3 GU10 spots, which apparently are way better as Zigbee (3.0) routers. Since I have them in the network, it is much more stable and I’m not losing devices. However I’m still cautious for adding more new devices.

And I have quite a lot more Tradfri GU10 spots connected via the Tradfri gateway/hub and the related app and notice that they work much more stable in that setup. So until the Zigbee rewrite I will keep them separated for sure. Maybe by then I’ll give it a try to include them in the same Zigbee network, for a better mesh.

And now it still is a long story :wink: But my advise to you is get a few good Zigbee routers.

Cheers,

JW

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