Buy a ready2use zigbee2mqtt stick - flashed, antenna mod and printed case

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Just received the usb stick, i swapped it over from my non arial model, all connected fine after a while, but there was a issue with some bulbs not reacting to home assistant on / off button ? this happened before the last time i unpaired and paired my lights due to some network issue.

What i did which worked last time was to repair the non working bulbs back to the hue bridge then deleted them from the hue app, i then paired the bulbs back to zigbee2mqtt and all is working fine.

Now to pair my Aqua thermostat / humidity sensors which also arrived today, these sensors were picked up straight away with the zigbee2mqtt network with no issues.

By the way the signal in the zigbee map looks great with the devices mesh - ing as they should, loads better than before and working like a champ so far, cheers to h4nc for the arial mod and the nicely designed case.

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I have a newbie question :grin:

I am using a coordinator usb stick for 12 sensors, if I buy this, do I need to re-pair all of the sensors?

Is this possible to plug both coordinator and router USB at the same time to use with Home Assistant?

Thank you,

You, won’t need to repair your sensors.

I don’t know if I understand your question right, but the coordinator will be plugged in into your machine running zigbee2mqtt and routers only need to be powered by an usb port. After paring the router you can place in anywhere (within the range of the coord).

Please send me a pm if you’re still interested.

Thank you for your reply.

Pairing the router is the similar process to pair new sensor? Sorry for the newbie question :smiley:
Steps are:

  1. Buy your router
  2. Pair it to current coordinator (similar adding new device like other sensor)
  3. Grab any USB adapter, then plug the router somewhere near the sensors (even outdoor with ducktape) :smiley:

Is that correct?

Yes, exactly like that. You will have to pair it near your coordinator, like you pair enddevices.

BTW: This might me interesting for other users as well. I lately measured the power consumption (with a cheap power meter, so probably not very accurate) of a CC2531.
After an hour it only used around 12 mAh. So it might be possible to plug it into a powerbank with solarcells and use it somewhere where you don’t have a power socket. Just an idea, did not try it myself.

Thank you for the quick reply.

If we have a router, how can we know that the far-away sensors connect to the router instead of the coordinator? I searched and found zigbee mesh: Zigbee2mqtt: show the networkmap in home assistant

Yes, the Zigbeemap is a way to make that visible.

Also if you have a sensor that always made issues because it was far away and works fine after you put a router in between tells you that it is connected through the router. A sensor in my garden doesn’t work when I disconnect the router between.

One more happy customer here!

I was having quite hard time to get all my zigbee devices to work reliably in my house and garage (bunch of Aqara Temp sensors, door sensors and leak detectors).
My initial setup was just a regular CC2531 (cheapo from ebay) and of course not nearly all of the sensors worked as HASSIO runs from rasp and it is located at corner office of the house.

So I built and added CC2530 routers (3 of them) and same story, cheapo CC2531 didn’t have enough juice even with the additional routers.

I saw this ad and contacted h4nc and ordered one coordinator and one additional router.
h4nc dispatched them the same day and I got them after a week (thanks to Finlands Post office strike).

Both of the devices work and the case looks sleek even though I installed them to non-visible places, but still :slight_smile:
Finally all of the sensors are working perfectly in my house. Honestly I don’t know if it is because of the better coordinator or the fact that I added 2 routers to my house (old coordinator and one extra I bought from h4nc) or comibination of both. Don’t know, don’t care :laughing:
Only thing I don’t understand is that all of the routers (except one) report 0 link quality but the end devices still work fine, I don’t know is it a really an issue.

Anyway great products for great price considering that if you don’t have all the parts to DIY this. Also shipping was way faster than from China (to Finland).
Thank you h4nc! :smiley:

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It arrived very fast, and was installed, works wonderfully.
Thank you very much

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I have ordered and already received one stick flashed as coordinator and three sticks flashed in router mode. All sticks work flawlessly. :slight_smile: The shipping was almost as fast as light. :slight_smile: In addition, the contact was very kind and supportive. In conclusion, everything perfect!

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I got one to. Works perfectly and looks great but should probably have got a router as well.

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Hi Sir, would like to purchase one of the signee sticks, how can I proceed

Interested in zigbee2mqtt stick and possibly router as well. Could you pm me the details please. Thank you.

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Just received my Milight Hub from h4nc. Very fast delivery.

Wifi information for initial setup was included. Looks very good and works like a charm :wink:

Thanks a lot!

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Hi,

I am intersted in finding out about costs and shipping but am not sure where to private message you.

Thanks

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I have mi lights and I was wondering if you could send me some more details about the set-up of this milight Hub from h4nc.
Thank you!

Visit Chris’s blog and go to the straight to the “Setup firmware” section, because you won’t need to do the other things above with the pre-made hub.

Hello acme, configuration steps are described in https://github.com/sidoh/esp8266_milight_hub/wiki. This hub is running the SW developed by Chris Mullins.

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Where can i buy?

Please contact me via PM.