I read this review about Rachio 3:
Currently, I have the Rainmachine and after it disconnected from my Mesh Orbi router, I have been unable to re-connect it to Orbi. Orbi support is aware of this issue and indicates they don’t have issues with other mesh router systems. Netgear (Orbi) indicates that it’s because Rainmachine’s drivers are not updated.
I was going to change to Google Nest Wifi but stumbled on the review above on Rachio 3. In it, it indicates that it works with 5 ghz bands. I have a few questions that are important before purchasing Rachio 3:
- Does Rachio 3 system have any connection issues with Orbi’s Mesh routers?
- Does your Roachio 3 allow for you to create programs where you assign the watering times to each zone and you can run them through wifi and have all the zones water for the assigned time periods? (not using the weather automatic mode).
- The review above mentioned you can run stations manually. I purchased my Rainmachine a couple years ago for this reason that I wanted something that could run both wifi and manually (in case the wifi was down). Does the Rachio 3 allow for manual operation and if so, does it run only 1 station at a time or can you manually run the programs mentioned in #2 above that are created?
Thank you for your help!