I am currently in the process of trying to eliminate the internet from my HA set up (I am mostly Hue and Samsung SmartThings). While I do have a few wifi devices (Kasa only), I would like to get rid of the 2 hubs.
I orginally bought one of the cheap $5 zigbee dongles (it actually cost me more in shipping than it cost to buy), which i think was DOA.
I’m looking for something that is going to allow me to replace my 2 hubs. I ordered a Conbee II stick, and am thinking of the dConz integration . . . anyone have any pointers? Either on hardware (return the Conbee and get a Sonoff zigbee hub and flash it?), implementation, etc?
I’m in the IT world (software dev that has moved to management, so . . . don’t feel like you have to sugar coat the tech speak)