I have a powerline network. It’s a mix of TP-Link and Tenda devices - they’re all compatible as they use the same HomePlugAV protocols.
I’d like to monitor the health of the network from OpenHab. My OpenHab is running on a Pi using Openhabian. There are open-source utils for reporting on the network - here’s example output:
NID EB:F3:40:AC:E5:43:09 SNID 004 CCO TEI 002 MAC C1:24:E9:67:76:A3 BDA B8:27:EB:79:47:8F STA TEI 003 MAC 55:0F:F6:0E:AA:72 BDA 50:0F:F5:0E:AA:70 TX 030 RX 166 STA TEI 015 MAC C0:25:EC:6B:5A:E3 BDA 00:18:DD:24:01:F2 TX 191 RX 160 STA TEI 017 MAC 20:EF:52:9D:60:68 BDA 00:E0:4C:68:11:33 TX 139 RX 203
“CCO” is the powerline adapter that’s connected to my OpenHab server. “STA” are the other three devices, showing the TX and RX rates in Mb/s to and from the local adapter.
What I’d like is to be able to have a general “Powerline up” thing, and then autodiscovered things for each remote adapter showing the TX/RX rates.
I’ve never written a binding before - what’s the easiest intro? I’m a long-time C coder and have dabbled in other Java-like languages (but I’m no expert).