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  • Registered Users Posts: 438 ✭✭ lostboy75

    Are there any particular sites that people buy from? Looking to pick up some switches and motion detectors. Not looked around yet, thought I would seek any recommendations. Think I will go battery for both items as wiring is old style in the house with no ground, and it will allow me to play around with locations etc without difficulty.

    Edit: in case it matters, looking for ZigBee compatible, I'm currently using lidl gateway with some bulbs and sockets

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12 jimdavey

    sounds like a completely new language here, iwill stay with my wind upradio for now

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 13,219 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy

    Looking for tips or advice on a slightly IoT related topic.... Internet/Networking..

    We are buying a holiday home, in Lithuania, and I've already a fair amount of Hue lights/bulbs for the house (like here, the whole house will be Hue'd up)

    In the new house, we are probably only going to have a local mobile internet dongle that connects to local 3/4/5G network. We were over there during the summer and used her mothers one which seemed fine, and should suffice for our needs....

    The issue is these dongles don't have any LAN ports on them, and only have a micro USB plug to power/charge them..... and with the Philips Hue Bridge, Obviously I need a LAN port to plug the bridge into..

    Question is could I buy a simple plug in Wifi extender that comes with a built in LAN port, to connect wirelessly to the WiFi network my dongle will broadcast, and then use the LAN port to plug in the Hue Bridge? (And as a bonus I probably get to put out a stronger WiFi signal than the dongle would otherwise broadcast on it's own).

    As a side note, will also have a WiFi controlled AC/heating system, as well as a RoboVac, but they should both just connect via WiFi so shouldn't be a concern. I'd maybe add a few IP cameras down the line too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 115 ✭✭ lardarse

    You can buy a 4G/5G router, just like a normal landline router but using 4G/5G. Example TP-link TL-MR6400 or ZTE MC801

    I`ve used a vodafone one before and was ok, but i don`t have a strong 4G signal in the house, if i did i`m sure it would be very stable, you may even be able to get better aerials.

    What you would need to do is get one that is compatible for Lithuania i guess, (like buying a phone from china you have to check if the phone is compatible, i`m only guessing here, you would need to look that up)

    The router would have wifi and a number of lan ports.

    Hope that helps.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,496 ✭✭✭ Raoul

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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,320 Mod ✭✭✭✭ lordgoat

    Would love some recs for non hub lights that work with HomeKit?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,272 ✭✭✭ BoardsMember

    Seeing innr gu10 half the price of Hue gu10. Are they as bullet proof as Hue? As in, no issues with connecting & controlling via Hue switch, App, Google home etc.