Real basic help


#1

Hi all,
I’m starting to feel really thick as I can’t get my head around even the most basic stuff.
I’ve a few TP-link HS100 switches, and all I want to start with is the ability to turn them on and off with buttons on a screen…
So far I’ve managed to get Hass.io running on my Pi, I’ve installed the configurator plug in, all pretty much as per the
I and tried to get the switches added by putting the following in configuration.yaml
switch:
_ - platform: tplink_
_ name: “11”_
_ host: 192.168.1.11_
_ - platform: tplink_
_ name: “13”_
_ host: 192.168.1.13_
_ - platform: tplink_
_ name: “14”_
_ host: 192.168.1.14_
_ - platform: tplink_
_ name: “21”_
_ host: 192.168.1.21_

Now I’m completely stuck. Should there be a button created for these automatically or do I need to make a screen with buttons on myself?

Thanks, Matt


#2

How to format your code (edit your post and re-paste it):

This is important so we can see the indentation you have used.

Have you saved the file and restarted the home assistant server (on the configuration/general page)?

if not, press the check configuration button on that page first.


#3

Hi Tom,
I’d done the check on the config so hopefully it was ok. I’d not restarted the server then, but just tried and no difference?

Here’s the code.
# Sensors
sensor:
# Weather prediction
- platform: yr

switch:
  - platform: tplink
    name: "11"
    host: 192.168.1.11
  - platform: tplink
    name: "13"
    host: 192.168.1.13
  - platform: tplink
    name: "14"
    host: 192.168.1.14
  - platform: tplink
    name: "21"
    host: 192.168.1.21

# Text to speech
tts:
  - platform: google

#4

If it has worked you should see in your list of entities switch.11, switch.12 etc. This is what you use to add to the front end as a button.


#5

Success, my error. I’d not re-started the home assistant server, I’d only been restarting the configurator.

Thanks all.