With a large house the range extender is essential - any ideas on when this will be available?
I also need this facility. I have one room that can not connect at all times
+1 - It's not just a large house issue, it's a thick Victorian wall issue :)
Have you read up on "Thread" its a connection protocol similar to zigbee. Its the new and up comming way to connect IOT devices. Although I dont see Tado as a member of the focus group. Each device that has Thread can connect to other devices running Thread. They dont have to be the same manufacturer. It creates a mesh network and extends ranges beyond the one hop current limit. Its the way smart devices for automation are going.
I can't see Tado "giving up control" of their devices/system........Tado seems to prefer their customers to be completely reliant on Tado.......and I'm sure that "integration" with other Smart Home systems is something that Tado will not consider as a good idea.
Can i ask if the general feelings here is that this is a range issue from the Tado wireless box or the wifi network range in the house?
i think i have lead lined walls and its taken 2 different mesh systems and a few routers to solve it (an expensive Netgear Orbi router with ethernet backhaul to a satalite was the eventual winner). so i now have good connectivty around the house. so does this mean that a distant rad smart thermostat stands a better chance of connectivty via the wifi network or is it trying to get through 2 floors and lead walls itself to connect?
i guess another way of asking this is: do any of you who have tado issues with errant rads also have wifi issues in that room or are these different things?
As GrayDav4276 says, the Tado operates on RF, to be precise "The Tado° devices communicate via radio at 868 MHz using the IPv6 enabled “6LoWPAN” protocol"
There are range extenders easily available to extend the "6LoWPAN" protocol, one of these being the Z-Wave.
How it would interact with the Tado I couldn't say, not having one handy I am unable to test. But if it works then definitely worth the £39.00 investment.
Z-Wave Plus Aeotec Range Extender 6 - UK Socket — Vesternet
Its not as if Tado are using a proprietary comms link, so should be easy enough for them to come up with something as simple as the Z-Wave.
I only put this as "Food for Thought", maybe someone will take the hit and give it a go.
What's planned: https://community.tado.com/en-gb/discussion/comment/28852/#Comment_28852