I read that latest architecture support wifi devices?
Any sample to detect a wifi device? example like those wifi wall switch, speaker and etc?
Devices are the building blocks of the SmartThings infrastructure. They are the connection between the SmartThings system and the physical world. There’s a huge variety in the devices you can use; some are created by SmartThings, but most are not.
The real power of SmartThings is that our system works with most home automation devices already on the market. We believe in a fully integrated approach, where you aren’t tied into a particular technology or protocol. We offer compatibility with standards such as ZigBee, Z-Wave, and IP/WiFi, so we work with literally hundreds of off the shelf third-party devices. http://docs.smartthings.com/en/latest/architecture/
(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy)
It’s more accurate to say that SmartThings supports LAN Devices (as well as Z-Wave, ZigBee, and Cloud Devices).
Most people only have one IP LAN in their homes, which means their WiFi Devices are on the same LAN as the SmartThings Hub. The broadband connection (cable, DSL, or satellite modem…) may include wired Ethernet ports and WiFi, or the model is connected to the WAN input port of a router and/or WAP (wireless access point).
There are a set of “hubAction()” (and other) methods used for the discovery and communication with LAN Devices. I’ll post the doc link…
So, how does this discussion ends ?
No wifi support ?
If all those Lifx, Ecobee and other devices controlled through cloud.
And other devices controlled through LAN (wired connection to AP or home switch router)
The conclusion is no wifi ?
Please someone clarify this and lets save peoples time !
I meant the connection between SmartThings Hub and Your HomeAP device must be wired. Because it is quite confusing, when people get the SmartThings HUB. They think it can be connected to your homeAP through Wifi Connection without actually connecting using Ethernet CABLE (Like Wink or other hubs).