I want to use (as also a lot of other users) Xiaomi Aqara sensor without the official hub/gateway. I would like to connect the sensors directly via Zigbee.
I know, thet the sensors are not fully compliant to the Zigbee standard. That’s why there are some problems.
A recommended solution is to use zigbee2mqtt. With that solution the sensors are connected to a Zigbee gateway and the communication is mapped to MQTT. That works very well.
May question is, why does it work there? Obviously zigbee2mqtt also uses Zigbee. Why is it working with that solution and why isn’t it working with the Zigbee binding?
Thanks for support here.