I placed an order with Aliexpress a few months ago and every few days something new show’s up, like a CC2531 Usb sniffer. I flashed CC2531ZNP-Prod.hex, installed zigbee2mqtt from https://github.com/Koenkk/zigbee2mqtt.git, started it up and found a device (one of my two lights). Sent an mqtt message from my PC, and voila, the light turns on and off. Created an item in OH with mqtt info, but no luck, not even a light state. BTW, Everything is installed and running on a separate RPI than OH.
I read through several pages of info, seems this is geared more towards hassio, but didn’t find much that helped. This forum has a few topics but most are dealing with transformation and I did make several transform attempts. So, for those that are using the same CC2531 and zigbee2mqtt, on or with OH, I have a few questions.
Are there specific settings of zigbee2mqtt, in the configuration.yaml or any other file, that require special changes to communicate with OH?
Have I flashed the USB with the correct firmware (CC2531ZNP-Prod.hex) ?
Should or would this work better with the USB stick/coordinator installed on the same RPI as OH? If so, is there anything else that needs to be installed such as zigbee2mqtt, like installed above?
Will Zigbee or some other binding need to be installed? FYI I have all the recommended transformation bindings and mqtt installed.
I only have two lights that OH can’t control, one Sengled the other a Hue, so far Alexa (it’s the Alexa echo plus w/ built in zigbee hub) has done a fine job picking up the slack. That said, I noticed when testing zigbee2mqtt (I was using the Sengled bulb) that Alexa can no longer control or connect with the bulb. Is this normal?
So far, I believe that’s all the questions I have.
Thanks in advance.