[HOW TO] Plan and setup your Zigbee network

Is a Zigbee device running on main power the only requirement for acting as a router? I consider a smart bulbs mesh network (connected to the power all the time) e.g LED Light Bulb (Tunable White) - Aqara

Most Zigbee devices that are running on main power will act as router, but there are exceptions (mostly switches that allow for a “no neutral” configuration).

It’s fairly safe to assume that this light will act as a router.

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The last question from me. Do Zigbee devices create mesh networks even when different homey apps are used to manage them?

E.g
device 1 use Philips Hue, without the bridge App for Homey | Homey
device 2 use Aqara App for Homey | Homey

Yes, as long as the devices are directly managed by Homey’s Zigbee, they will mesh with each other.

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