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Cheap (EU) zigbee devices to enlarge network

zigbee
#1

What do you use to enlarge your Zigbee network on Homey? I’m adding my HUE lights back to the bridge because this works better, but I need to have a zigbee network available on the first and second floor (for Xiaomi switches).

The device which is coming up in my mind is the INNR smart plug, but are there more devices which are cheap(er) and maybe usefull?

#2

I’m using Innr SP-120. Also with power meter.

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#3

Wall plug

Repeater and usb charger

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#4

@Sjalabert I have one of those to.

@Kyrcio Do these already work with Homey?

#5

Wallplugs work fine and extend the network

#6

And the repeater has not arrived yet (at least not where I live), but they shouldn’t need driver support to just extend the network (aside from a prettier icon I suppose).

#7

Kyrcio, Is IKEA - TRÅDFRI working ok like a repeater?

Thanks,

#8

they do, every main powerd device in same network acts as a repeater

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#9

Thanks and what is the meaning of “same network” ? I have 1 homey and i want to extend the zigbee signal for my non IKEA devices! is this possible?

Thanks,

#10

Like i said, in the same network. So if you add al the device to homey they join all the homey Zigbee network.

If you for example using Hue lamps with the bridge they would make their own network. In that case you have 2 networks Homey and Hue.

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#11

Ok now makes sense so i have just one Zigbee network using Homey so all those signal boosters will join boost the same network.

Thanks,

#12

Yup indeed.

And i always suggest, to have at least 1 main powerd device in every room. Thats counts also for zwave

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#13

No Mesh connection after installing the IKEA Zigbee devices??

#14

Hi.
Looking at your ZigBee network it looks like you have added the Signal repeater.
Just a quick question. How to do that? I cannot see it as a supported device in the IKEA Trådfri app?

#15

Hi Stefan,

Try to install the IKEA Beta version of the APP from the store.

S,

#16

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Cant get any mesh here eather.

#17

Correct me when iam wrong.

It shows the route of the device not the mesh other wise you would see a sort of spider web in my opinium. Like in the past we had with the zwave mesh.
If i look at my own routings of the Zigbee devices they also showing a direct route with homey, and yes they working perfect.

#18

My initial thought was the same that I will see a mesh graph, but nothing yet!

S,

#19

Your not gonna see a real spiderweb anymore, it was in the past with zwave but for some reassons they removed it.

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#20

All Zigbee devices will use the “cheapest” route to the controller and the controller can handle 20 (aprox?) directly connected Zigbee nodes. When all direct connections are used the devices will start to route through other devices (those that are marked as routers).

The device list shows the current route for a device, Zigbee devices hold a list of other nodes in their routingtable and can change route if needed, e.g. when a routing unit is remover or if the device are moved.

A unit can be routed through another device before 20 devices has been reached, this is normally because of the “cost” for the route is better than communicating directly. This can be because of the distance or radio interference.

It is always a good idea to start including routing devices before adding end devices (normally battery operated units are end devices).