Connect Your BroadLink Remote

You will need to connect your BroadLink RM Pro to your WiFi using their app Intelligent Home Center.

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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.

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  • On my modem’s client list, I have an entry like this, which has all the information needed.

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  • 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:

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • Restart Home Assistant and check the States tab.
  • You should have the BroadLink Sensor reporting the temperature.

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  • Now that the BroadLink is connected, it’s time to teach it codes so you can start controlling your stuff.

If these guides have been helpful to you , please share them! If you have any questions, please reach out to me in the comments. Thanks for visiting!

13 thoughts on “Connect Your BroadLink Remote

  1. hey, i have another problem: after setting up the broadlink in the configuration file, i cant reach my raspberry pi anymore, but i still can access the hassio files on my pc

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  2. I am attempting to integrate the RM Pro with an Amazon Echo. I downloaded ihc onto my phone. I have followed all the tutorials I can find on line.

    When I try to add the device, it won’t read the bar code on the unit, so I have tried to add by category. I follow the procedure. The unit responds by changing its LED blinking pattern to normal, but it times out and says that it failed.

    I have the RM plugin installed on my phone. It says that the IP address of the unit is 192.168.1.15. I ping this address with no response. My network gateway router is 192.168.0.15. I tried pinging 192.168.0.15 with no response.

    I have tried everything that I can think of.

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      1. I solved the problem by replacing the router that came with my Spectrum (Time Warner) service with a TCP router. I installed it yesterday, and the Broadlink connection came right up. It required a $70 investment, but I will save $5 per month on the bill from Spectrum, so I consider that to be a wash.

        You were correct. Thanks for taking time to respond. BTW, Broadlink was of no help at all.

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  3. I was considering the purchase of a Broadlink Device for a family member for Christmas. He already has an Alexa Echo, and this would expand the capabilities. The problem is that he doesn’t have a smart phone. The IHC App was designed to be configured with an Android Device. He has an Amazon Fire (tablet Android device from Amazon). The Fire has WiFi. Would that host the IHC App?

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