I’ve never done anything with an ESP chip/device, and looking for some -probably exceptionally newbee advice-. With the 2022.9 release I bought a ESP device → M5Stack Atom Lite
I today plugged it into my laptop and followed the instructions on ESPHome Bluetooth Proxy(i.e. I used the webbased installer). After it did it’s work it switched me to HA and it seemed to go very smoothly. I did of course not yet have ESPHome installed on HA (because I just started to click on the installer without thinking ahead!). So I actually did that after the Bluetooth proxy was already added.
So I did: run ESPProxy installer, it switched me to HA, I added it there. only THEN installed ESPHome.
What confuses me now is the following:
When adding the proxy I named it ‘bluetooth proxy’ in HA.
But in ESPHome I see this:
This seems to be the same device twice. I could access the ‘atom-bluetooth-proxy-cf3eec’ when it was plugged into my laptop (and I ran the install with Wifi connect etc on it), but now the device is on Wifi it cannot find it anymore. yet it says the same device as ‘bluetooth-proxy’ is online (I also checked with my router, it’s found and happy in the network). When I try and validate it, I get an error eventually the wifi is not setup correctly. If I delete it, it’s immediately discovered again.
At this point I am a bit lost. Why do I see it twice? Why is one offline and cannot be found on wifi, yet if I remove it, it’s discovered? Sorry if these are really dumb questions. I’ve never used ESPHome before. I mainly want to see if I did it correctly and no idea if it’s actually working as intended.
(My aim is to have it extent for a switchbot, which is out of reach of HA normal Bluetooth adapter, but this proxy is sitting inbetween)