I’m pinging every 5 minutes, which doesn’t seem excessive to me. To be frank, I’m surprised that the controller wouldn’t be able to keep up with these basic housekeeping tasks. It sounds vastly under-powered for the task. I mean, that’s the whole point of a network connected irrigation controller, no? I still consistently get an approx 10-20 minute “outage” on a daily basis, and that is with zero programs running. I don’t have it connected to my system yet, it’s just idle on the network. I’m concerned that once I put this into operation these outages will get longer and/or more frequent.