So I received my GL-X750X2, and I had the nice surprise to have the GL-EFR32S on it, even though it is advertised as not included on Amazon.co.uk: Customer Questions & Answers…
I’ve made a few tests with the factory version 18.06.1, but still haven’t got much working, except that I should have the BT firmware as it recognized some BT MAC.
I’ve quickly upgraded to 19.07.7, but BT was missing from the web UI, so I reverted to 18.06.1 until I understand better.
So I want to set up my smart home environment for the new flat I’ve just moved into in London. Mostly for the boiler, as winter is coming, and gas prices are soaring. So like having 2 room thermostats, 3 thermostatic radiator valves, and a boiler controller.
I’m still not sure if I should invest in BT or ZigBee… I would buy maybe BT/Homekit devices, but they are usually 3x more expensive as Zigbee.
Do you have any recommendations if I’d wanted to make the GL-X750v2 the main gateway? I can code, and I like the idea to have the smart-home gateway run on low-powered OpenWrt.
Would you share the official BT and Zigbee firmwares of GL-EFR32S? Or unofficial, but not sure you can if you need FCC on each radio firmware?
I would try to update it in-circuit unless you’re sure it would fry some other chips there.
Not sure how much it’s a good idea, but I see EFR32MGs supports Multi-Protocol (BT+Zigbee). IT would solve the BT/Zigbee switch issue