ZWave repeater vs new device

I have a node I’m trying to add to HA that’s about 100ish feet from my hub and about 10 feet from the nearest powered switch. I am having zero luck! Since it’s so close to the next switch, I wouldn’t think that a repeater would help. Or would it?

Wired device should act as reparter
Does that device have good connection? Few drops and repeated msgs logged