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Homey antenna mod

Tell me what pictures you want and I will take them for you

Under the PCB check the usb connector. You can send me the photos on a PM so you don’t clog this treat.
Only problem… it is midnight here in Melbourne and I must go to bed. Long drive tomorrow morning.

Also, I would get a voltmeter, in case you have to figure out which is positive and negative.

I will make sure I take plenty pics for you. Ah they glued even my PSU in… :joy:

That’s funny, your antennas for Zigbee and Wifi are the same, mine are different types


(It’s still on 1.5.13 so I can’t see a homeyModelName, but it’s one from the first batch delivered to Kickstarter Backers)

For now I am only using the Z-Wave antenna without my helper to increase signal strength. That will come next but for today it has to run like this or my lady will kill me for having the smart home inop😂

ZIGBEE will be done soon to but I don’t have the right cable for it

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Well done @Xtasy! I’m still not sure, which antenna’s to order.

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Hey! I’m interested in external antennas for both zigbee, zwave and 433mhz. Zigbee feels kinda straightforward with just switching the contact. But zwave and 433? People doesn’t solder on the shield for zwave, just the core of the cable, correct? Would the same apply to the 433? Just desolder the homey 433 antenna and add the core of the cable to my existing 433 Aurel antenna already on my attic (that today is connected to another smart home bridge that I wanna remove)? And if this is the case, would it be possible to just add the contacts to the outer case of the Homey and then run cable to the attic and put up a bigger 2,4ghz antenna for zigbee and a bigger 868mhz (Sweden) antenna for Zwave and have them all coexist up there?

I ordered this one

Yes desolder the antenna and that’s it.

I didn’t attach the ground of the antenna

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Please do not connect Bosster to Zwave.
The transmission power is so strong that you have to put Homey in the garage. Nearby devices no longer have reception.
Better use an Aeotec repeater with external antenna.

Zigbee Booster works great. Insane range over 50 meters.

Please always take note of your safety when dealing with electricity. I do not want to undertake you!

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There is always a balance somewhere, isn’t it?
Thanks for letting us know.

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Do you think it would be possible to rebuild the homey Hardware with new pro specs (like LAN port, new cpu more ram etc) and just move the software maybe via SDcard slot?

If you order an compatible i.MX6 Som (https://www.solid-run.com/nxp-family/imx6-som/#specifications)
un-fused (if I remember correct) and blow the correct fuses (fuses can only blown once), add the Homey ID to their Cloud Database and flash it with the correct Homey Firmware Image that they for obvious reasons don’t provide for download…

If you get it to 99% of that I guess you should apply for a job at https://www.athom.com/careers/
If you get it to 100% and run it a month until they close the hole you found you absolutely deserve the job… (or at least a one month bonus if you won’t disclose before the hole is fixed)

It would be silly if they made it that easy or open, there would be Super Homey Clones from China within a month and Athom would be stalled in development of the software and bankrupt within a year…

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food for thought, have a look… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpKoLvqOWyc&list=PL3XBzmAj53RlTmobqwIZQ3Hw-rfG_cpvl

within the developer setting page, you can adjust the signal strenght of the z-wave module, maybe this will allow you to reduce the signal strength of the booster also.

adjust??

The power % does not seem to be “editable” at least on 1.5.13

Cannot be edited in 2.0 either. Unless I am missing something.