Can't pair Ikea Tradfri light strips via SkyConnect

I’m trying to connect my Ikea Skydrag light strip to HA, but it’s not working. I’ve searched the forums here, reddit, and elsewhere and can’t find a solution.

My setup:

  • Ikea Skydrag light strip plugged into a Tradfri driver
  • SkyConnect plugged into HA Green via USB extension cable

What I’ve tried:

  • Turning toggling the power to the Tradfri driver on/off 6 times in 1 second intervals and clicking to start searching for devices right before the last on/off cycle
  • Doing above while the light strip is in Auto and On modes
  • putting the SkyConnect dongle right next to the Tradfri driver
  • I was able to connect an Aqara mini switch via SkyConnect

Is there something I’m missing?

Is this Zigbee? Can’t see anything in the Blackadder database:

Database of Zigbee devices compatible with ZHA, Tasmota, Zigbee2MQTT, deCONZ, ZiGate and ioBroker.

Can’t see anything on the Ikea page either:

it mentions it works with IKEA Home smart. Which is WIFI IIRC

For the IKEA Driver, you need to use a paper clip to press the reset button on the device for 6+ seconds or until the attached strip pulses on and off a couple of times. Then it will be in pairing mode. The Driver doesn’t respond to power on/off toggling.

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It’s there. It’s the IKEA Tradfi Driver.

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Thank you! It’s working perfectly now. Somehow didn’t see that little reset hole in the dark room last night.

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