Find your BroadLink’s IP and Mac Address
- Follow the instructions in the app to connect the device to your WiFi network.
- Once connected, you’ll have to find the device’s MAC address and IP address.
- You can do this by looking at the client list on your modem. I have a Ubee modem from Spectrum. If you don’t know how to access this, contact your Internet Service Provider for assistance.
- On my modem’s client list, I have an entry like this, which has all the information needed.
- While you’re in there, you should consider giving all of your connected devices a static IP address. This will help keep your devices from disconnecting from your system.
- On my modem, it looks like this:
Add the BroadLink Switch Component to Home Assistant
- Navigate back to the configuration file you opened earlier.
- You can copy the BroadLink Switch component from the documentation and paste it into your “.yaml” file.
- Fill in the “host” and “mac” spots with your device’s information.
- The BroadLink RM Pro also contains a temperature sensor inside that can be accessed with Home Assistant.
- It is a sensor component. You already have the sensor category added to your configuration file.
- You can add the sensor to the already existing sensor category. Update the “host” and “mac” and save the file.
Check Your Configuration and Restart
- Navigate back to the Home Assistant front end.
- Go back to Configuration tab, select General, and check the configuration.
- You should have a valid configuration. If not, address the error log and try again.
- Restart Home Assistant and check the States tab.
- You should have the BroadLink Sensor reporting the temperature.
- Now that the BroadLink is connected, it’s time to teach it codes so you can start controlling your stuff.
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