my HA server is on my server on second floor on a esx server
option a : buy a zigbee usb stick, but probably zigbee wave will be bad on 2floors below, as i dont have other zigbee devices, how can i extend it a cheap way ? is there also a LAN zigbee stick?
option b : use the tradfiri hub : https://www.home-assistant.io/components/tradfri/ , seems it has a LAN port, so i can put i more central, but that documentation is quite limited? how can i have control over those buttons?
can i also control other zigbee products in the future like the deconz product?
I am using a USB extender via CAT6 - ATEN UCE260 - to have the Conbee stick in a fairly central location in the house. This extender is powered at the end where the stick is located; I tried an unpowered USB extender and that failed every couple of days.
thats indeed an approach, but then you need to give up an excisting lan cable? or you need to place a new one
i was thinking about placing a smart plug , thats a repeater, costs less then the UTP solution, and you can turn on the christmas tree soon