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Make the most of your zigbee network


A little help to optimize your zigbee network.

To start with, Zigbee in homey is on channel 11, WiFi’s three non-overlapping channels (1, 6, and 11) use the exact same frequencies as ZigBee channels 11-22.
Other hubs, like tradfri and hue, can also ‘live’ in other channels. Try to set them.all to 11, and make sure you sort out the best wifi channel to use.

This means that you need to optimize your wifi / zigbee network. This could solve Wifi dropouts, and zigbee not working correct. This will not solve all issues, but can make life with wifi / zigbee much more fun.

read the next page how to solve this and what wifi channels to use : https://support.metageek.com/hc/en-us/articles/203845040-ZigBee-and-WiFi-Coexistence

If the wifi and zigbee channels are split up correctly, then start building your zigbee network.

Start with adding all your ‘routers’ this are mostly powered devices. (not battery)
after this add all your endpoint devices, like battery powered devices.

Give the network some time to build up. This can take up a couple of hours, to mesh up correctly.

In https://developer.athom.com/tools/zigbee you can see your zigbee network, but you do NOT see all routing, only routing to the devices, not away from them.

hope this is of a little help.

Happy Zigbeeing

Today Zigbee don't work, at all!?