I bought a number of smarthome devices like koogeek Light switches and bulbs, and LIFX bulbs and they “work”
I can connect them and control all of them for a while until something goes wrong with my network. I connected 3 TP link Deco P7 and only used the 2.4Ghz network as access point and hard wired it to the main router to make sure even if I lose the internet my WiFi network still works… I guess it is still not fool proof as something I lose my WiFi network for a reason or another even if I lose the electricity for any reason the whole “smarthome” goes to shambles… a good number of switches do not reconnect once everything is back and I have to set it all lover again and where I live this happens a lot…so basically I have expensive smart switches that operate like a normal switch for most of the days and for the rest I spend my time resetting and building my home in the smart phone.
My question if I may ask is this normal? Are Wi-Fi enabled smart devices very sensitive and once you lose the network I have to go through the pain of setting up the full system again? And what can I do to make it work basically not having to reconfigure all the devices very often?
- Main router : TP link archer VR600
- WiFi network: TP link Deco P7 (3 pieces) the main one is hard wired to the router and I use this as my internal WiFi network
- Phone: iPhone X
- Hub: Apple TV 4 and iPad as a backup
- light switches all koogeek
- 2 light bulbs koogeek
- 1 light bulb LIFX