Newbie question, just starting with HA and trying to figure things out.
Please forgive me if I am not using the correct terminology or posted in the wrong forum!
I have an Asus Router that can do three wifi networks (SSIDs):
- “Home” (main wifi network for computers, Ipads, Rokus, Plex, Chromecast, etc) with wired ethernet drops in the main rooms + 2 Access points. Same SSID name for 2.4 and 5 GHz.
- “Guest” (for guests) on 2.4 & 5 GHz
- “IoT” that is 2.4 GHz only (for skybell, TP Link Kasa devices, future devices, myQ garage, etc)
I have HA running on a Raspberry Pi 4, that is physically plugged into an Ethernet port on a drop in another room and the router has assigned it a random IP address.
The Asus router is set up to assign DHCPs from 192.168.50.50 onwards.
My router is 192.168.50.1
Access point 1 is 192.168.50.10
Access point 2 is 192.168.50.20
Home server for Plex is at 192.168.50.3
Current HA IP address is 192.168.50.141 (random).
I’ve been told that I need to segregate the IoT devices onto a different network that is 2.4 GHz, thus the need for putting the kasa plugs and other devices onto the “IoT” SSID.
HA recognizes devices that are attached to the “Home” SSID, but does not recognize the devices that are set up with the “IoT” SSID. If I move a device from the “IoT” SSID to the “Home” SSID, then HA will recognize it (like the kasa plug).
Is there a way for HA to “see” the devices that are linked to the IoT SSID? And also see the devices that are on the “Home” SSID?
I have 6 Kasa plugs, and 2 of them are on the “Home” SSID, the other 4 are on the “IoT” SSID, and they work fine through the phone app which is connected via the “Home” SSID.
Should I assign the HA a IP address similar to my server (betweem x.x.50.1 to x.x.50.50?)
Thanks in advance!