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Offline itsligo

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Zig bee dongle
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:10:11 am »
Hi, is it exist zig bee usb dongle for vera Edge?

Offline rafale77

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Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 02:22:16 pm »
No, it is not just having a dongle. It is also having a driver for it on linux. I only know of one zigbee USB dongle and it combines zwave and zigbee.
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Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 04:10:01 pm »
Hello,

there is ZiGate : https://zigate.fr/

If you want to use it on the Vera, you can use my plugin : https://github.com/vosmont/Vera-Plugin-ZiGateGateway

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Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 02:17:47 am »
Vosmont, looks very impressive, really good. I was not aware of this option, good to know it exists. So I can look into Zigbee alternatives for the lights.
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Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 02:42:45 am »
very nice indeed. Not available everywhere though. It's a French company. I might actually get one of these.
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Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 03:53:27 pm »
If any USA sources for this zigate zigbee adapter come available I would be interested. I see someone on ebay US selling these for $125, isn't that about 100% markup?

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Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 06:49:48 pm »
It's unbelievable that the Vera Plus with built in zigbee seems to be so poorly supported, and that ZiGate seems to be the only solution. It a nonsense.... is there any comment from Vera?

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Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 09:46:25 pm »
As I wrote in many other threads, I am afraid that even if mcv wanted to add all these profiles to support devices, the hardware would not be able to follow. The CPU, DRAM and flash storage are very limited and are at the source of many problems people are reporting here. If you plan on just having a handful of devices the vera is fine but once you start growing the system, it just won't cut it. One solution could be to go with multiple controllers but then why would you want to run multiple interconnected zwave network meshes and zigbee meshes when you know that a larger mesh is more reliable? Anyway, I am planning to move to the Zigate on Openluup, and likely move to something else for zwave. I could help bring a few back for members here if people are interested when I go visit in September. I already ordered mine and my brother received it promptly in Paris.
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Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 11:03:25 pm »
Not sure if it will work with Vera (haven't tried)

There's the ConBee that is a USB stick that supports Zigbee (ZLL and ZHA) from the deCONZ project, they also have RaspBee for rpi.

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Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 12:18:45 am »
Doesn't ZigBee use WiFi signal channels?  Does it interfere with 2.4GHz WiFi?

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Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 12:52:03 am »
Doesn't ZigBee use WiFi signal channels?  Does it interfere with 2.4GHz WiFi?

Yes except for Zigbee channel 26 which is outside of the US wifi spectrum.
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