Discord is a pain to use as a day later nobody will read your questions etc so trying this. I would REALLY like some help to finally get zigbee2mqtt working properly, as i have never had it work the way i feel it should, and i’ve been trying seriously for a year, and tinkered a little before then as well.
I have a bit over 30 devices in my network, and i can have them all workign together, but then if i reboot hassio or restart zigbee2mqtt, a bunch of devices will just no longer work. Why? not sure… thats what i need help with.
I run my hassio install on a NUC these days instead of the Pi3 i started on. I thought it was shit netword with lots of sensors an no routers, so i went and got more routers and now run a coordinator and 4 dedicated routers in my small 3 bedroom house using source routing rev 20190619 with all the routers paired to the coordinator one by one before rebuilding my entire network.
I spent the entire weekend rebuilding my network last week and all of it worked. Lots of temperature sensors, door sensors, motion sensors, smoke detector, vibration sensors, push buttons, power switches etc. They all worked and i was a very happy man.
Then after a reboot, everything turned to shit and most my temp sensors dont work anymore, some motion sensors no longer work etc.
It’s extremely frustrating getting to the point where it all works, and then after restarting zigbee2mqtt it all just shits the bed. I can get the sensors back by repairing them, so the sensors and routers etc etc all work, but something just goes terribly wrong somewhere.
How do i figure out whats going wrong? What information do i need to provide for someone who knows more about the inns and outs to figure out whats going on?
One note: i have a ZNCZ02LM Xiaomi Mi power plug that is a router, but i turn it off before pairing new devices and plug it back in when im done… though sometimes it might stay unplugged for a few days. I have a feeling it is a terrible device as it often wont reply to pings, and wont show current draw etc which is a whole different problem. Not sure if turning that on/off will stop devices from using it as their route etc? im not sure if zigbee self heals or if it creates a path and sticks with it etc?