I’ve committed to Home Assistant as the UI platform best suited to my requirements. Most of my current IoT modules are ESP8266 based, flashed with Tasmota integrated to HA via mqtt discovery. Works a treat, albeit a tad unstable at times. Lots of flexibility. Excellent system monitoring & admin options. However the ESP8266 does not have an Ethernet MAC and I need Ethernet IoT connectivity - primarily for stability and lowering network quiescent power consumption.
ESPHome is offering a real alternative to Tasmota and support for the ESP32 to boot, which does have an Ethernet MAC. How to marry these two? The best potential solution I’ve encountered is the wESP32, but the default firmware shipped with it is MicroPython.
@OttoWinter as a feature request for ESPHome, how difficult would it be to provide for Ethernet MAC connectivity in the form required by the wESP32 as an option during start-up?
Pardon my ignorance, but is this as simple as choosing the Silicognition wESP32 board option at the point of ESPHome compilation?