Zwave aeotec zstick not finding devices

I have the aeotec zstick but when I search for devices it doesn’t find any of my zwave devices. I have several already configured on my WINK hub what steps do I need to take to add them to moz IOT gateway?

Could it be because your existing Z-Wave devices are already paired with your WINK hub? Did you try unpairing one from the WINK, leaving the WINK turned off, and factoring resetting the device or restarting its pairing with only the Things Gateway enabled and scanning?

well none of the devices say that they have to be unmanaged before being managed by a different device. but let me try a new one thats not been paired with my wink and see what happens.

Here are some notes about how Dave H tests his Z-wave devices (note that pairing state != whether or not device shows in UI/database):

  • Factory reset my Z-Stick - just so I was starting from a clean environment

  • Plugged Z-stick in, started gateway - saw no devices listed in the ZWave scan

  • Clicked + on UI, Press switch on my smart plug, plug showed up in UI - clicked save
    (device state now both paired and in UI/database)

  • Remove Zstick from RPi, Press action button for 2 seconds (till flashing yellow), press button on smart plug, when stick flashing yellow again, press the action button one more time (takes it out of removal mode and the LED should stop blinking)

  • Plugged Zstick back into USB, restarted the gateway, and saw no devices shown on zwave scan

  • Remove stale device from UI (right-click to remove)

  • Click + and device pairing buttons etc. to go through the inclusion process again

(There is access to unpairing if you use debug mode and send REST requests using Postman or similar)

  • When the zwave scan is done (while zwave adapter loaded), that tells you what is actually paired or not
  • When you click + it shows you paired devices which aren’t stored in the database
  • Removing a device in the UI just removes it from the database. It still stays paired with the ZStick
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I was able to pair an unparied devices, but it seems to me that the UI is either broke or I’m missing something. I have a bunch of TP-Link devices I had added the TP-Link add-on but to simplify the add device screen I removed TP-Link but yet all those devices still show up when I click the + add device button. How do they still show up if TP-Link has been removed?

Looks like a reboot clears out the leftover devices.

I have also purchased the Aeotec Z-stick Gen 5.
Is it normal behaviour that it flashes Blue-Yellow-Red after install of the R-Pi?

When I scan for devices in the dashboard, nothing is identified.
Have only tested with a 433Mhz wall plug and a temperature meter from Telldus (also 433 Mhz).

Yes - it’s normal for the LED to flash Blue/Yellow/Red.

I’m not aware of any ZWave devices which operate at 433 MHz.

The north american ones use 908.42 MHz

This page shows the frequencies that ZWave uses in various countries:
https://www.silabs.com/products/wireless/mesh-networking/z-wave/benefits/technology/global-regions and they’re all in the 800-999 MHz range

All of the devices and the dongle need to operate at the same frequency in order to work.

I have this same issue, and I have tried all manner of things. Including running the software on a Pi Zero, Pi B+ and now it is on the Pi 3…
First of all, the Aeotec z-stick (v5) is only recognized if you connect a USB 2.0 hub to it.

Secondly, I got the device working, as is evident in the logs… but I cannot get anything to connect to it. Yes, I tried factory resetting the devices as well as hitting the inclusion button… which is generally the same as the power and reset button, but for a shorter duration ( 1 regular press )

I have tried 3 devices so far.
1.) Dome Water Shutoff valve . ( never been paired before, and is in a flashing blue light state, which indicates there is no currenct z-wave network connection )
2.) Smart things proximity sensort - 2016 ( Just opened. Has flashing blue light )
3.) Smart things windows / temp sensor. ( maybe a dead battery )

Here are some basic log entries when I am trying to add these devices.

2019-11-05 20:09:45.872 INFO : Opened a new things socket
2019-11-05 20:09:45.887 INFO : About to call startPairing on ThingURLAdapter
2019-11-05 20:09:45.889 INFO : About to call startPairing on ZWaveAdapter
2019-11-05 20:09:45.895 INFO : zwave: ===============================================
2019-11-05 20:09:45.897 INFO : zwave: Press the inclusion button on the ZWave device to add
2019-11-05 20:09:45.899 INFO : zwave: ===============================================
2019-11-05 20:09:45.900 INFO : zwave: Sending pairing prompt
2019-11-05 20:09:45.901 INFO : zwave: Controller Command feedback: AddDevice ControllerCommand - Starting node0 retVal:1 state:0
2019-11-05 20:09:45.904 INFO : zwave: Controller Command feedback: AddDevice ControllerCommand - Waiting node0 retVal:4 state:0
2019-11-05 20:10:45.899 INFO : Pairing timeout
2019-11-05 20:10:45.901 ERROR : Thing was not added
2019-11-05 20:10:45.903 ERROR : addNewThing cancelled
2019-11-05 20:10:45.906 INFO : thing-url: Adapter: ThingURLAdapter id thing-url-adapter pairing cancelled
2019-11-05 20:10:45.908 INFO : zwave: Cancelling pairing mode
2019-11-05 20:10:45.910 INFO : zwave: Controller Command feedback: AddDevice ControllerCommand - Canceled node255 retVal:2 state:0
2019-11-05 20:10:45.997 INFO : zwave: Controller Command feedback: AddDevice ControllerCommand - Completed node255 retVal:7 state:0
2019-11-05 20:11:36.119 INFO : Opened a new things socket
2019-11-05 20:11:36.131 INFO : About to call startPairing on ThingURLAdapter
2019-11-05 20:11:36.132 INFO : About to call startPairing on ZWaveAdapter
2019-11-05 20:11:36.138 INFO : zwave: ===============================================
2019-11-05 20:11:36.140 INFO : zwave: Press the inclusion button on the ZWave device to add
2019-11-05 20:11:36.142 INFO : zwave: ===============================================
2019-11-05 20:11:36.143 INFO : zwave: Sending pairing prompt
2019-11-05 20:11:36.151 INFO : zwave: Controller Command feedback: AddDevice ControllerCommand - Starting node0 retVal:1 state:0
2019-11-05 20:11:36.153 INFO : zwave: Controller Command feedback: AddDevice ControllerCommand - Waiting node0 retVal:4 state:0
2019-11-05 20:12:36.143 INFO : Pairing timeout
2019-11-05 20:12:36.145 ERROR : Thing was not added
2019-11-05 20:12:36.146 ERROR : addNewThing cancelled

Should I switch to OPENHAB ? Any help would be appreciated.