Hoping to find a solution here. I’ve been chewing my keyboard out of frustration since I can’t seem to get simple things to work. I have to say HA and everything around it is extremely complicated to figure out if you’re not a programmer. I’m a networker so struggling with the programming lingo everywhere.
I have HA (not HASS) running on my Syno in a docker container. There I also have Node-Red and Mosquitto running in seperate containers.
HA seems to be working fine, I connected my Hue lights to it and everything shows up automatically on the dahboard. All good there. Now I have a bunch of Shellies I want to connect using MQTT and that’s where I run into issues (probably due to my lack of knowledge of anything over OSI layer4…)
If I check with MQTT explorer, I can see the shellies connect to my broker so the broker is fine and the shellies report to the broker fine. Somehow I can’t get those devices into HA whichever way I try.
in HA -> configuration -> integration - MQTT added but I’m not discovering any devices apparently. If I read about that it’s normal shellies are not discovered but it should show up under entities… which doesn’t happen for me.
https://github.com/StyraHem/ShellyForHASS. Had to install the python scripts manually since I don’t have the community option in my dashboard so also no HACS (I have no idea why I don’t but one issue at the time) As soon as I add “shelly:” to my configuration.yaml I get an error message when starting HA.
Discovery -> Shellies Discovery Script Added the Python_scripts folder and put the script in that folder and added the “minimal configuration” to the configuration.yaml file… yet no entities appear.
Lastly; I have also installed node-red and there I seem to get output from the shellies so the broker really seems to be working so now I’m lost. Anyone got any suggestions? Not trying to be lazy here but the more I read the more confused I get on all of this.