This section will include helpfull information about Xiaomi smart home products,setup guides,tutorials,troubleshooting and other usefull stuff.
Gateway works over existing wifi network and connects to Xiaomi cloud servers located in China. All the sensors are connected to the gateway by ZigBee protocol.As the gateway is tied up to your xiaomi account you can control devices from MiHome app not only from LAN but from any place where internet connection is.
Yes, they do! There is no difference what to connect to.
No problem- they can. The only difference is that the scenarios in which the sensors located in the zone of responsibility of a single gateway are involved (for example, a wire switch and a wireless repeater), have a LAN operation mode, i.e. they will work with the disconnected Internet, but we need the Internet with the participation of sensors of different gateways (Cloud operation mode).
Many people sometimes identify Wi-fi and the Internet. Please do not confuse – the presence of wi-fi does not mean the presence of the Internet, and at least the scripts with LAN operation mode and Domoticz alternative control systems will work with the internet. Nothing will work without Wi-fi.
According to the specifications 30 sensors are per 1 gateway. In my experience, the sensor may dump from the gateway after the 25-26-th sensor, so it is better to distribute them evenly among the gateways. The ideal option is 1 gateway per room.In any case – if you are building a functional system, one gateway is not enough.
Yes,there are much less supported devices in all localizations except Mainland China
All of the data in the scenarios are loaded from the chinese servers,so use google photo translate
You may try to change the country in the app to Mainland China
All automation tasks will continue to work in local mode,though you will not get any notification
Yes,you can integrate most of the devices with systems like Domoticz,Home Assistant.For more information please refer to according manuals.
No,at this moment, its not possible