Tuya Zigbee Hub used as a router/range extender?

Hello everyone,

A fee days ago I found 2 Tuya Zigbee Gateways on FB marketplace for 10$ for both and I bought them to extend my already existing zigbee network range.

Is there a way I could connect them to my zigbee network so the gateways work like routers / range extenders?

P.S. I am using Sonoff Zigbee stick as my coordinator for zigbee2mqtt.

Thank you in advance! :slight_smile:

You’d have to flash it with router firmware.

Could you please elaborate on how to do it?

I don’t know. Ask tuya (good luck on that) .

As mentioned you will not be able to join them to an existing Zigbee network unless you manage to hack them and flash them with unofficial Zigbee Router firmware image.

You could try searching and asking in the zigbee2mqtt and zigpy discussions about hacking those but I think that the effort will probably not be worth the reward → https://github.com/Koenkk/zigbee2mqtt/discussions and https://github.com/zigpy/zigpy/discussions

It will be so much easier to just buy a few “IKEA Trådfri Signal Repeater” (which is a purpose built dedicated Zigbee Router device) or buy a few more Sonoff Zigbee USB dongle adapters and reflash those with Zigbee Router firmware to use in USB changers for the best possible performance.