I’m going to do a hard reset on my Z-stick, and re-associate all of my nodes. In the past, I have:
- associated a pile of thermostats, then installed them. This did not work so well once they were installed because they had already formed a mesh, and they wouldn’t work very well once in place.
- associated via PaperUI with device already in place. I’m wondering if this method results in fewer nodes with a direct connection to the controller.
So, with this refresh, I am considering taking the stick to each node, and associating them using the button on the stick. Is this a bad idea? I’m assuming each node will initially have a connection to the controller, then when I put the controller back on the Pi, some of these connections will be lost, but the nodes will find a neighbor and eventually form a good mesh.