I clicked on it and saw the configuration screen. I opened the port and had only one something like AW0, I have a raspi4 b and openhabian. Then I tried to pair my switch.
I needed to reset my switch since it was paired with home automation previously and by the time I put it into pairing mode the config timed out and can’t seem to return to selecting inclusion mode.
In PaperUI (if you prefer to use that over HABmin or just because it’s there already), you just go to the inbox, hit the blue + button, and pick the ZWave binding. That will actually put your Z-stick in inclusion mode and you should be able to add devices to the network. The default inclusion duration is something like 30 seconds, and even though the UI will say it is still searching, my experience is that after the first device is added the controller will leave inclusion mode.
Assuming I am understanding you correctly, that is the process. If your stick is showing up as a Thing that should be all you need to do.
I tried to install HABmin but could not find anything about the installation in the docs.
I moved on to using PaperUI and followed your instruction and it worked great. I went to the inbox, hit the blue + button, and pick the ZWave binding. (this was strange because it looked like text that explained the Zwave netwok and not anything that would enable pairing. Clicked it anyway and went to inclusion mode and paired the switch.
The switch showed up in the control panel YEA!!!
I also got these additional inbox items:
I assume these items are necessary for the demo session correct?
Thanks for the help.
It has been 4 months of trial and error to get this far using 3 different platforms.
Z-Wave bides 5 6 and 7 are zombie nodes still defined on your network and stored in the controller. They could affect network routing and stability unless they are removed. Devices may try to route through these non-existent nodes.
Since, I believe this may be a new and somewhat simple network the best path forward may be to exclude all your devices, reset the controller and start freshly including your devices.
I hope it is ok for you, that I - an openhab newcomer - asks you this right here at this place in the forum, but HABmin has become also my favorite tool to handle my Z-Wave tasks :o)
Yesterday late in the evening I received an update to openhab2 release build 2.5.8. I received an update to openhab2 release build 2.5.8. The first thing I just did, was to see whether HABmin was also updated to this release. In PaperUI - AddOns - USER INTERFACES I found HABmin ui-habmin - 2.5.8 showing up as installed.
I only use HABmin for configuring Z-Wave Things. I have not seen the “Read the Docs” button. The Paper UI is currently recommended for other tasks unless you are using text files. That all changes in OH3. Z-Wave is not currently present due to compatibility issues.