I have recently noticed an extreme spike in my routers (own) 2.4GHz Wi-Fi activity, normally it’s around the 40-50% mark, which is pretty high in itself, but since the start of the week, it skyrocketed to +90% allocation. This is an absolutely insane number, considering all other 2.4GHz devices (ZigBee, Bluetooth, Proprietary Wireless, etc.) also share bandwidth with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi! The consequence of this is basically nothing else on 2.4GHz works in the entire house, neighbours Wi-Fi goes down, Bluetooth becomes very short-ranged and ZigBee basically doesn’t work at all anymore (the biggest problem).
I have done some analysis, unplugging every single device in my house from Wi-Fi and testing the difference in Traffic. I came to the conclusion that Homey is single-handily responsible for the additional 40-50% of Wi-Fi traffic! When I unplug Homey Traffic goes back to normal instantly.
I have gone on and did a (~10min) package capture on my router, to see what sort of traffic is happening here, and it seems to be lots (1000+ per hour) of TLS requests to some Amazon (AWS) Server in Ireland, which I assume is for the Athom cloud connectivity.
Is anyone else experiencing this lately, and can anything be done besides completely blocking Athom Cloud access?