Thank you KyleG and Scruffr for your helpful assistance.
I would like to explain something. Why would I want to unclaim a xenon? I tried countless times to add xenons to existing networks, following the brief instructions given in the Console for adding devices (which merely instruct you to use the mobile phone apps to setup your devices), and the setup instructions in the iphone app. Invariably, the process of adding one of my xenons to a network run into one error or another which merely give you the option to retry or start over. How can this be acceptable?
After trying this over and over, and releasing 2 xenons and one argon from their previous network connections using the procedure (fast blinking blue LED) and starting over with a new network, starting with the argon, then the two xenons, I was able to get them all in the same mesh as long as I set them up one after another in the same iphone app setup session. If I added one argon, then one xenon and ended the session, and later tried to add another, I got one of the two errors mentioned previously, and was unable to add another xenon to the network. I believe I followed the simple instructions carefully. If there are some hidden nuances that have to be known, they should be explicit and obvious.
Because of the perseverance and generosity of help of elites like Scruffr, I will stick with Particle mesh, but I have to admit that it has at times been frustrating. I think that if one of your experts in iphone apps would put a little more time into the iphone app, and ask the user if he wants to add this device to an existing network or create a new network (then make sure this works) it would help greatly.
Thank you for hearing me out. I also want this technology to work well. That’s why I flew to the 2018 Spectrum conference last fall.