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  • NetworkGuy
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    Originally posted by w.vuyk View Post
    It can work wireless, that is how I started using the (ready installed) raspbee in my network. But once I relocated the rasbee to a more central location, it was neer a ethernet connection I started using the cable. But it had been working fine wireless.
    This does not help you with your setup, but at least I can confirm you are not on a wrong path
    Thanks for the confirmation, Wim, I flashed my SD card again yesterday, and configured again, but I get the same result. I have done using both the CLI and VNC GUI methods. It doesn't retain my region setting for some reason. I'll re-run CLI and grab a screenshot of the error tonight.

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  • w.vuyk
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    It can work wireless, that is how I started using the (ready installed) raspbee in my network. But once I relocated the rasbee to a more central location, it was neer a ethernet connection I started using the cable. But it had been working fine wireless.
    This does not help you with your setup, but at least I can confirm you are not on a wrong path

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  • NetworkGuy
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    I got my Raspbee setup and installed. Haven't done much with it yet, but I was wondering if this requires an Ethernet cable attached to work or if the Raspbee can be managed wirelessly in my network?

    I tried to configure wireless (raspi-config), but got an error that it could not be completed because the country (or something) hadn't been setup? I'll try to get the exact error and update post.

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  • NetworkGuy
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    Originally posted by MattL0 View Post
    Etcher

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    win32 disk Imager
    Cool, thanks. I'll take a look at those.

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  • MattL0
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    Etcher

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    win32 disk Imager

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  • NetworkGuy
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    Originally posted by bdickhaus View Post
    I think you've got everything right so far. Don't use the Raspbian image that came with your kit. Install the RaspBee first, it is a simple add on board, just make sure to get the pins lined up correctly. Download the image from the Dresden site, write it to a an SD card and boot it up. It should come right up. I use VNC on my windows desktop to access the deCONZ gui, it is so much easier to troubleshoot. From the gui you can open a terminal window to upgrade to the latest deCONZ, and as Wim says, you really do want to upgrade to the latest (I put together a script that does the few steps required). There really isn't much configuring to do to get it working. You may want to change the Zigbee channel to avoid WiFi interference, but that can be done at any time. You might also want to turn off WiFi on the RPi (I did) but you may also have a use case for it, and want to keep it active. I have three of these setups now and those are the only changes I have made (at least that I can remember). I also keep them all up to date as far as Raspbian goes. Let me know if you need additional info, or help with troubleshooting.
    That's really helpful, thanks! Is there a good (or recommended) application which I can use to write the [Dresden] OS file to an sd card?

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  • bdickhaus
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    I think you've got everything right so far. Don't use the Raspbian image that came with your kit. Install the RaspBee first, it is a simple add on board, just make sure to get the pins lined up correctly. Download the image from the Dresden site, write it to a an SD card and boot it up. It should come right up. I use VNC on my windows desktop to access the deCONZ gui, it is so much easier to troubleshoot. From the gui you can open a terminal window to upgrade to the latest deCONZ, and as Wim says, you really do want to upgrade to the latest (I put together a script that does the few steps required). There really isn't much configuring to do to get it working. You may want to change the Zigbee channel to avoid WiFi interference, but that can be done at any time. You might also want to turn off WiFi on the RPi (I did) but you may also have a use case for it, and want to keep it active. I have three of these setups now and those are the only changes I have made (at least that I can remember). I also keep them all up to date as far as Raspbian goes. Let me know if you need additional info, or help with troubleshooting.

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  • NetworkGuy
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    Cool, thanks Wim! I missed your message, but will note the steps. I think it should be straight forward as well, but haven't gotten any further than physical assembly. I was able to pick up some of the Hue bulbs from the Bed Bath & Beyond closeout, so I'm excited to give those a try. Thanks for pointing out the above steps! My biggest hope is to pick up some inexpensive sensors (e.g. motion, water, etc.) and use them with your plug-in and my new Pi.

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  • w.vuyk
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    I am not a raspbee (linux) specialist at all, but by the looks of it you should be ok with these steps.

    For downloads regarding the drivers etc, you can go to https://www.dresden-elektronik.de/fu...acccf81b62b2bd
    For the latest deCONZ version goto https://www.dresden-elektronik.de/deconz/ (current version is 2.05.60)

    Once you have installed the image, deCONZ might be preinstalled, first of all, make sure to upgrade it to current version.
    Then start (if the image does not start deCONZ automatically) deCONZ. In the deCONZ interface you wil see a button to go to the Phoscon page. Here you can open the gateway for registration with the plugin.
    If all is right, the plugin will see the gateway and log messages to go to the configuration page and register the gateway with the plugin.

    Once this is done, you can start adding sensors and lights....

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  • Newbie Questions Around Raspbee Gateway Setup & Configuration

    I purchased a Raspbee Premium card and a Raspberry Pi 3B+ kit recently. I would like to get it configured for use with the JowiHue plug-in. I'm looking for help with getting things setup and configured for use with HomeSeer (and JowiHue). The Pi kit came with "Noobs", but I'm not really sure if that's a good thing or not for Raspbee Gateway usage. These are the things I can think of that I have questions for now, but I may be missing some things that I need to get it working:

    > Download Raspbee image (from Dresden site?)
    > Copy Raspbee image to SD card, install and boot Pi 3B+
    > Configure anything necessary (need a lot of help here depending on what exactly is needed)

    I can't think of anything further at this point, but appreciate any help folks can suggest!
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