I’ve installed a few hydrawise controllers now and with one exception have found the biggest challenge to be that the controller struggles to pick up the wifi signal unless it is very close to the router.
On all other occasions the client has either had to install a wireless signal booster or move the controller closer to the router.
I have let the parent company know of the issue as it makes it problematic when doing the installation. No one wants to install a controller and then discover that it needs more hardware to operate properly.
Hopefully this issue can be remedied asap as it makes the Hydrawise a less viable option in the meantime.