Connect Conbee II to OH3 on openhabean

  • Platform information:
    • Raspi 400
    • Current openhabean
    • OH3

I’m finally running OH3 on a Raspi. New install.
Now I’m trying to connect zigby devices with conbee ii stick.
Is there an install and configure tutorial on newbee level?

Thx Ferdinand

Did you have a look to the Conbee installation instructions at ConBee Installation ?

I saw it but did’nt realize I could use it on openhabian as well.
So I’ll give that a try. Thank you.

So I did get the deconz installed and I can start the gui and add devices via the Phoscon App.
But when I put the deconz service back in headless mode
the thing will still give me the
COMMUNICATION_ERROR openhabiandevice: Der Name oder der Dienst ist nicht bekannt
Any ideas?

  • did you use the hostname openhabiandevice during configuration of Conbee device / Phoscon App ?
  • is the name openhabiandevice resolved to it’s IP address in your network ?
  • in case it is not can you make sure that it is and check again ?

Thanks Wolfgang,
the problem seems to be that I changed the host name after installing the thing.
And changing the hostname does not seem to change the host name everywhere.
So I de-installed and re-installed with the proper hostname and that removed the previous problem, just to show this one

Allow authentication for 3rd party apps. Trying again in 10 seconds”

(I have not entered and api-key, because following these hints Teil 4: OpenHab2 – Frust mit Zigbee – das DECONZ-Binding – Flo’s Smarthome, there was not api-key shown in the thing config)

Thx for your ideas …

So you are asking know how to configure the Conbee bridge thing ?
Do you already have an api key ? If not please get if from the deconz interface ( see Getting Started - deCONZ REST-API . At least I did it in a similar way. According to the description it also should be possible that the binding donwloads the key itself.

I created an item file for my Conbee II thing and it looks like:

Bridge deconz:deconz:phoscon-gw [ host="", httpPort="8090", apikey="123456789A" ] {
   presencesensor      osram-presence     "Livingroom Presence"       		[ id="2" ]
   temperaturesensor   osram-temperature  "Livingroom Temperature"    		[ id="3" ]

   presencesensor      philips-presence     "Livingroom P Presence"       	[ id="4" ]
   temperaturesensor   philips-temperature  "Livingroom P Temperature"    	[ id="5" ]
   lightsensor         philips-daylight     "Livingroom P Daylight"       	[ id="6" ]

   openclosesensor     openclose-heating    "Heating Door"	[ id="7" ]
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Getting Started - deCONZ REST-API. Here the screenshots for the German Interface

Click pancake menu top left and select Einstellungen-Gateway
Click “Erweitert” at the bottom
Click App verbinden and switch to openhab to complet process

openhab will now show an api-key in the deconz binding.

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