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!
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.
I have a Conbee II USB stick running my Zigbee network along with several Aqara (Xiaomi ) door sensors. Most of these are running fine, but I have two in the external garage that drop off the network and become unresponsive. I’ve read around (not been overly familiar with Zigbee) and it sounds like I may need to have repeater or booster to get those devices connected.
Can anyone suggest an option here?
I’ve currently got a USB based Zigbee adapter which i’d like to use to monitor some (yet to be purchased) door and window sensors.
One issue I have is that the computer to which the adapter is connected is in a garage and most of the sensors will be in the main house. I’m therefore concerned about range.
Is there such a thing as a zigbee repeater which can be used to extend the range?
I know a lot of the door and window sensors are battery operated so would a powered repeater be an option?