How to connect to a remote adapter #

This how-to explains how to run Zigbee2MQTT with an adapter on a remote location. We will use ser2net for this which allows to connect to a serial port over TCP. In this way you can e.g. setup a Raspberry Pi Zero with the adapter connected while running Zigbee2MQTT on a different system. The instructions below have to be executed on the system where the adapter is connected to.

1. Install ser2net #

sudo apt-get install ser2net

2. Configure ser2net #

sudo nano /etc/ser2net.conf

Add the following entry, replace /dev/ttyACM0 with the correct path to your adapter.

20108:raw:0:/dev/ttyACM0:115200 8DATABITS NONE 1STOPBIT

After this reboot the system.

reboot

3. Configure #

Now edit the Zigbee2MQTT configuration.yaml accordingly, replace 192.168.2.13 with the IP of your system where the adapter is connectd to.

serial:
    port: 'tcp://192.168.2.13:20108'

Done! Now you can start Zigbee2MQTT.