Connecting the device

Once the firmware is installed you can configure and control the device using the HomeGenie Panel app available on Google Play.

The status LED of the device will blink continuously indicating that it is not connected to Wi-Fi.
The device can be configured and connected to Wi-Fi very easily by enabling WPS on your router and by pressing the WPS button on the device for at least 5 seconds. The status LED will stop blinking and stay on while the WPS mode is active on the device.

After pairing, the device will start blinking quickly again for about 5 seconds, and then it will blink slowly indicating that is connected correctly to Wi-Fi. It will then appear in the list of detected devices in the connections discovery page of HomeGenie Panel.

HomeGenie Panel - Discovery: select device

Select it from the list and click the "Done" button.

If WPS is not available on your router, you can alternatively set up your device via Bluetooth if it is enabled on your phone when you start the connection discovery process on the HomeGenie Panel.

The new HG-Mini device will be detected via Bluetooth and the app will display a dialog to configure the device name and data to connect it to Wi-Fi. After confirming the settings, the HG-Mini device will exit pairing mode, reset and connect to Wi-Fi.

Depending on the installed firmware version you will be able to select different kind of modules to show in the panel dashboard. The following picture refers to the smart-sensor-d1-mini-esp32 firmware that implements temperature and light sensor and 4 GPIO switches.

HomeGenie Panel - Dashboard

Connecting to HomeGenie Server

HG-Mini devices can also be connected to HomeGenie Server configuring the MQTT client as shown in the following picture.

HomeGenie Server - MQTT configuration

Is then possible to use HG-mini device for automation tasks, logging, statistics and use of all other features available in HomeGenie Server.

HomeGenie Server - Dashboard

arrow_left  Previous
Next arrow_right 

More topics



MINI 1.2 — Documentation