I have HA running on a raspberry pi with the Mosquito MQTT broker add-on. I have local devices running and successfully publishing to the MQTT server and all is working well. I now have a temperature sensor that will be running outside my network (way out side) that I am publishing data to io.adafruit.com. I was hoping to just “subscribe” to the data on adafruit using their MQTT connection.
From what I read, I need to setup a “bridge” because HA can only connect to one MQTT server. I have spent a day trying to get that to work based on multiple posts from this site. After breaking everything, I just got back to level ground and I again have everything working on the internal MQTT broker again.
I feel like it can’t possibly be this difficult to subscribe to outside MQTT server data and still keep my internal MQTT add-on server working as normal for my local devices. Am I over complicating things here by trying to setup of a MQTT “bridge” on the MQTT add-on server? Is that the correct way to go?