There are 3th party hardware option to use as a hub by Home assistant. Conbee 2 and CC2531. Conbee cost to much for me and CC2531 is in the price very cool.
I found this one: https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/4000310666663.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.3d902234zGsyNt&algo_pvid=0112b266-9ce6-4877-b121-3564baa3b3f0&algo_expid=0112b266-9ce6-4877-b121-3564baa3b3f0-6&btsid=e857619e-2b43-4416-8770-5198f60ecbf1&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_7,searchweb201603_55
But my questions are;
- How stable is CC2531 compared with Conbee 2
- Which one is easy to configure, add devices etc…
- On my link you see a bundle with some cables to flash the CC2531 i think. Do i really need to flash CC2531 and what are the best steps to do that. I think the Conbee is not needed to flash or something like that, plug in and go… right?
- Are there also different versions of CC2531 with antenna which i can attend before i order?