[SOLVED] TpLinkSmartHome with HS200 Connection Refused

  • Platform information: Raspberry PI 3
    • OS: Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)
    • Java Runtime Environment: Java™ SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_65-b17)
    • openHAB version: openHAB 2.3.0 Release Build
  • Issue of the topic:
    Added TpLInkSmartHome Binding, I can add my HS200 Thing but it never shows up in my Control page.

At looking at the list of things I see the following:
_openhab> smarthome:things list _
tplinksmarthome:hs200:3988F6 (Type=Thing, Status=OFFLINE (COMMUNICATION_ERROR): Connection refused, Label=Living Room, Bridge=null)

I am a new user and not sure if I need to tweak the config file, that by the way, I do not know where it is.

Thank you for all your help

Figure it out, it seems that the IP address of the HS200 was the same as a router that is connected thru ethernet to my main router (extender). Once I changed the IP address of the HS200 and made it a fixed IP, it showed and I was able to control it from openHab