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    Sensor range with Con Bee II

    I'm new to this, but I'm not getting a lot of range with some Aqara temp sensors I just added. I'm assuming that I can just use a USB extension cable to put the Con Bee II USB stick in a more favorable location?

    #2
    Just found my own answer...

    To ensure a strong radio signal, the ConBee II should preferably be connected to a USB 2.0 socket with an USB extension cable.
    • Prevents interference with housing and peripherals
    • Provides maximum signal range and reliability

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      #3
      Real experience from a ConBeeII newbie...

      I just installed my ConBeeII exactly as show above, on a short USB extender on a laptop sitting next to me (same hardware as HS4 and Z-wave USB). I have two Aqara temp sensors I'm experimenting with, one is in a bathroom at least 40 to 50 feet away and 4 to 5 walls in between... and I have green (good) signal strength indicated in deConz. I'm shocked, I thought I'd need some ZigBee repeaters/bulbs in between to help create a mesh to the battery powered endpoints. The new signal amplifier in the ConBeeII's seem to make a difference.

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        #4
        If interference is possible then the extender cable is strongly advised. Here I did not need a extra cable, the ConBee is directly connecting a remote in the attic, approx 10 meters higher through concrete floors. No routers connected in between. It surprises mee too every now and then
        -- Wim

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