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    #16
    The 2-wire devices are unaffected by GFCI, they are single-band RF. If the Hub can’t talk to them directly, you’ll probably need to add another dual-band device to act as a mesh repeater.

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      #17
      so you are suggesting I add another neutral wire switch and then link the 2 & 3 wire switch then add that neutral wire switch to the hub?
      I had thought the key pad would accomplish that. I added a range extender which was NOT necessary for the on/off module located on the same wall but w/o a GFI.
      So it appears as though the GFI is the culprit and as this is for my pool lights, I hesitate to let anyone fool with it.

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        #18
        The INSTEON mesh network forms automatically—devices don’t even have to be linked, if they are within range of each other they will operate as mesh repeaters. RF signals can be a little strange, device designs and surrounding objects can block and reflect signals. If you plug a dual band module (repeater or on/off module or dimmer module) into an outlet *across* from the switch, vs. on the same wall, that might do the trick.

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          #19
          thanks, I'll try that - I plan to add several 3 wire switches to the garage which is in very close proximitry anyway. But I do have a range extender on a different wall in the garage which has the lamp module. Do more devices = stronger signal?

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            #20
            Since each dual-band device is also a mesh signal repeater, more devices means more alternative pathways a signal can travel in the event one pathway suffers interference.

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              #21
              finally got the hub to link after 15 tries by moving the hub closer to the switch. I have cat 6 wiring thoughout the house so I moved the hub from the "server" closet and placed it near the rear house wall closer to the pool equipment. The hub recognized the switch immediately BUT failed the 9th test. On the 10th try it finally passed all the tests. YAH!!
              P.S. Good suggestion to move the hub closer to the action for set-up if possible.

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                #22
                If the HUB is on an UPS or Surge Suppressor in the Server Room. They can effect the power line signals to and from the HUB.
                Many electronic devices can make power line noise or absorb the Insteon power line signals. Putting a filter designed to isolate equipment from the HUB but not effect its power line signals. Like a FilterLinc sometimes is needed.

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