So recently I decided that to try to separate my smart home devices from my normal home network I could place them on the secondary (guest) Wifi network with my echo devices etc. According to the router documentation the Guest Wifi cannot access the main one.
I would like however to be running the OpenHab application on my tablet to control the OH network but the tablet is on the normal Wifi, my assumption is that it will always use myOpenhab through the cloud as the OH server is not on the same network, do I need to reconfigure my OH server when I move it to the new network.
(With me so far)
My second thought is that the OH server is usually Wired to my router and I can’t separate it from the rest of my wired network. I’d rather have it running wired than Wifi in case in future I have smart devices that are wired. (my house has CAT 6 in every room).
I do however has a smart Dell switch that has VLAN functionality but I cant for the life of me understand how to get the VLAN side of things working - not a IT guy. If I got this working I guess I’d need to use a separate WiFi hub so that it connects to the Wired VLAN.
I know this is not all OH discussion but I am sure someone out there has a similar set-up and can give me some hints on how to do this.
My IoT setup is Zwave, Wifi Cameras (motion eye), wifi controlled lamps, Alexas, etc