RF extender with XR11-RF remote - Zigbee
I've spent last two days playing with the XR11-RF remote and have had good success with it. I can use it in both RF and IR mode to control the Arris XG1V3. I've also successfully used two IR extenders/repeater solutions to repeat the IR signal, just for the heck of it.
My real need, however, is to repeat the RF signal as opposed to the IR signal. My reading so far suggests the XR11-RF remote uses the 'zigbee' standard for RF, and thus, to be able to repeat the signal, I will need a Zigbee repeater. Can anyone confirm that this will work? I'm going to go ahead and buy one assuming it works, but any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Note - I've found that the remote works with the Arris box in RF mode without any 'pairing'. My guess is, 'out of the box', the remote works with 'any' Contour 2 box, and you only need to pair the remote if you have multiple Contour 2 boxes (thus tying the remote to a specific box). Also, each time I un-pair the remote (force it to IR mode, using setup / 981 code), it will revert to RF mode without much provocation (not sure exactly what is causing this yet).