What do you use to enlarge your Zigbee network on Homey? I’m adding my HUE lights back to the bridge because this works better, but I need to have a zigbee network available on the first and second floor (for Xiaomi switches).
The device which is coming up in my mind is the INNR smart plug, but are there more devices which are cheap(er) and maybe usefull?
It shows the route of the device not the mesh other wise you would see a sort of spider web in my opinium. Like in the past we had with the zwave mesh.
If i look at my own routings of the Zigbee devices they also showing a direct route with homey, and yes they working perfect.
All Zigbee devices will use the “cheapest” route to the controller and the controller can handle 20 (aprox?) directly connected Zigbee nodes. When all direct connections are used the devices will start to route through other devices (those that are marked as routers).
The device list shows the current route for a device, Zigbee devices hold a list of other nodes in their routingtable and can change route if needed, e.g. when a routing unit is remover or if the device are moved.
A unit can be routed through another device before 20 devices has been reached, this is normally because of the “cost” for the route is better than communicating directly. This can be because of the distance or radio interference.
It is always a good idea to start including routing devices before adding end devices (normally battery operated units are end devices).