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ConBee II as router for Hue #2788

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fubar-coder opened this issue May 19, 2020 · 19 comments
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ConBee II as router for Hue #2788

fubar-coder opened this issue May 19, 2020 · 19 comments
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@fubar-coder fubar-coder commented May 19, 2020

I followed the instructions of #21, but I encountered the problem that setting the TC address to 0xffffffffffffffff results in the TC link key being reset to 0x5a6967426565416c6c69616e63653039.

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@ebaauw ebaauw commented May 19, 2020

See the many other issues that link to 21. It has been broken for a long time. You might try a firmware version that was current early 2017 from http://deconz.dresden-elektronik.de/deconz-firmware/?C=M;O=A. Or maybe a deCONZ version from that time, probably 2.04.35.

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@fubar-coder fubar-coder commented May 20, 2020

That's the problem: There is no firmware that old for the ConBee II.

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@ebaauw ebaauw commented May 21, 2020

The ConBee II wasn’t yet introduced back then. Tbh I’m not sure if the issue is with the firmware or with deCONZ, but I doubt 2.04.35 will want to work with the ConBee II.

Never tried this myself, but you might try and ignore the TC Link key altogether, and configure the network key of the Hue bridge directly. Of course, you’d need to recover the network key by sniffing the Hue bridge while pairing a device. Afaik, there’s still no ZShark firmware for the ConBee II, so you’d need a different device for sniffing.

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@rkjnsn rkjnsn commented Jun 28, 2020

I believe this is still an issue.

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@fubar-coder fubar-coder commented Jul 19, 2020

Are there any news about this issue?

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@Mimiix Mimiix commented Aug 10, 2020

@fubar-coder I think there is a tab in the deconz-gui settings where you can select the mode.

Then you should be able to add it to hue, but i don't know if that would work. Other than that, i will ask @manup to reply on this.

I doubt if it gets any priority, as this is a niche.

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@fubar-coder fubar-coder commented Sep 3, 2020

@Mimiix I found the settings, but the problem is that the key gets reset when I try to set the address.

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@Mimiix Mimiix commented Sep 3, 2020

I really have no clue on this one.

I'll ask Manup

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@SwoopX SwoopX commented Sep 3, 2020

Iirc, the magic only happens when you leave the network for configuration changes. So try to press leave and then try again. Don't forget to join afterwards.

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@tkl-git tkl-git commented Sep 17, 2020

I really have no clue on this one.

I'll ask Manup

Hi,

any news about this subject? I would really appreciate if the developers could finally solve this issue which has been annoying people about 2 years already. It really can't be that hard to fix if you are just able to allocate some time to the task?

I bought a ConBee 2 mainly because I wanted to debug my current Zigbee network(s) (and maybe later integrate it to my current system). I have a quite large installation of Zigbee devices including 2 Hue bridges and a Cozify hub. The Cozify home automation hub has it's own Zigbee network and it controls Hue devices through those 2 Hue bridges, not directly.

My system includes over 100 Zigbee devices and the problem is that sometimes some of the Hue devices go offline without any obvious reason. I would need to get the routing tables from the devices and see a network map. That way I could maybe identify and solve the problem (adding more repeating Zigbee devices randomly is not the solution I need).

Is it currently possible to join the network of the Hue bridge as an end device instead of a router?

ConBee 2 is still missing the Zshark support too which also came as a surprise to me.

Unfortunately it is not an option for me to use ConBee as a Zigbee cordinator. I really like the Conbee 2 hardware so I don't want to get yet another Zigbee USB gateway. Hopefully the developers could fix these ConBee 2 problems soon. Thank you.

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@carbonelle carbonelle commented Aug 11, 2021

hello I succeeed in joining a hue network with the conbee II by followed the instructions of #21, but I defined the TC address with the MAC address of the Hue bridge

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@carbonelle carbonelle commented Aug 11, 2021

Defining the TC address with the mac address of the hue bridge avoid the reseting of the TC link key with 0x5a6967426565416c6c69616e63653039. However if you remove the conbee II from the power (USB port) you lost the connection and you have to redo the configuration.

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@Mimiix Mimiix commented Aug 11, 2021

@tkl-git For some reason i missed this one.

I've asked him, but no avail. yet.
I'll ask again :)

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@LineF LineF commented Dec 11, 2021

Same for me - it would be nice if deCONZ / Conbee-II could be used as a router in an existing Hue network.
Any news about that?

Martin

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@BOFHELL BOFHELL commented Jul 9, 2022

any updates ??

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