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When installing a CA-1 is it OK to user the customers ISP provided wireless router/switch? Or is it recommended to install  a Pakedge or Luxel switch and router for all jobs big or small?

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Any thing would do, I have Cisco and Ubiquiti and they are working fine, there are some prerequisites required to make sure nothing interferes with C4, Like turning off spanning tree etc. these are listed in the site here.

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Use anything else other than ISP provided equipment a rock would be better in most cases. find they are typically terribly slow and have to be rebooted constantly.

 

 

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We have a basic set up ~ isp to netgear switch 

controller attached to  Netgear Switch 

works fine no issues.

have Netgear switches and Eap 115 from tp link (AP’s )around the house and gardens 

WiFi channels we use 1 ~ 6 and 11 

ZIGBEE Channel 25

 

 

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On 5/19/2019 at 7:58 PM, Gary Leeds UK said:

We have a basic set up ~ isp to netgear switch 

controller attached to  Netgear Switch 

works fine no issues.

have Netgear switches and Eap 115 from tp link (AP’s )around the house and gardens 

WiFi channels we use 1 ~ 6 and 11 

ZIGBEE Channel 25

 

 

ZigBee Channel 25 is broadcast at a lower signal strength than all other channels due to legislation, I would also recommend trying channels 15 or 20 as they sit outside the main spectrum or Wi-Fi channels 1, 6 and 11.

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20 hours ago, appliedautomation said:

Pretty sure 25 is lower due to FCC which is only in the US. 

The legislation might only apply in the US but it is applied globally on C4 products, or so I have been led to believe from C4 tech support staff. 

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I think that's probably the case (lower power regardless of location), but 25 works extremely well if you're in a very heavy wifi environment.

Control4 uses Channel 25 at tradeshows, because wifi is pretty ridiculous at shows (500+ access points in view at Control4 booth at CES back in the day, 300+ access points at CEDIA).

RyanE

 

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On 5/19/2019 at 11:13 AM, JFan84 said:

is it OK to user the customers ISP provided wireless router

Simply put, no.

Oh in some cases the ISP router may work, especially in smaller systems.

But those are the exceptions.

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