I installed openhab last week and tried to configure my first things I already own for years, which are smart life switches and plugs. I googled a few things and tutorials but found out thatz they are not working anymore.
I´ve installed oh on a raspi 3.
But now I´m a bit confused. I found out that I need mqtt, but I just find the mqtt binding, no broker etc.
on the paper ui.
I tried to follow discussions here but I got more and more confused, maybe someone can help me get the right order of installing bindings brokers …
Thankyou very much in advance, I hope sometime I can give the right answers to someone else needing help
It’s not wrong, but that blog post is two years old. In the meantime the project that the embedded broker is based on, Moquette, is no longer maintained, so in order to future proof your setup it is now recommended to use a 3rd party MQTT broker like Mosquitto.
Go to Cloud -> Project and click the project you created earlier. Then click “Link Device”. Click the “Linked Devices by App Account” tab.
Click “Link devices by App Account” and scan the QR code from your smart phone/tablet app by going to the ‘Me’ tab in the app, and tapping a QR code / Scan button in the upper right. Your account will now be linked.
Well, somehow I have to connect trhe devices to mosquitto, instead of connecting them to the smartlife app…
so I need to get the devices in connection mode and then I need to make mosquitto connect to the devices…with mqtt explorer`? or do I have to command mosquitto to connect?!
I am working through it tomorrow, since I have just one micro sd card with openhab…
I hope my teckin works. I already read that the newer ones have a realtek chip working that is not compatible with flashing to tasmota.
I´ll work it out.
I tried my two teckin plugs to flash with tasmota. But it seems they are not flashable.
Looks as there are no ESP chips built into mine.
But since they are connectable via smartlife there could be some other way to get them into openhab?
Is there any source where I can find switches plugs etc working with openhab?
I´d like to have a multi switch with a few more ports…5 or 6?!
NOTICE!!! Manufacturer has started using unsupported non-ESP8266 chips recently and this device might not be compatible anymore
But I ment in general…
Are there favourite type of switches to use via openhab…etc…
Is there a database of good or most likely to use parts to use when you want to use them with openhab?
So I would like to start with some working parts since <i just have a few things so far that are working via smartlife I might replace these and get more stuff that I can control via oh…