Original Xiaomi Mi Smart WiFi Remote Control Multi-functional Gateway for £15.28 at Gearbest
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Original Xiaomi Mi Smart WiFi Remote Control Multi-functional Gateway for £15.28 at Gearbest

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Found 8th Nov
Use code "GB11.11Deal26" to get the reduced price.

It looks as though you'll need to buy an adapter as it's not a UK plug.

This will work well with mcek's earlier post for Xiaomi Zigbee door sensor promotion price at Gearbest - £4.58 @ Gearbest

Hope this helps some of you guys out!


Video demonstrating how Xiaomi Gateway work and how to connect accessories.

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63 Comments

Excellent find on the code. Yes, the few quid saved can go on the insurance.

mcek18 m ago

Excellent find on the code. Yes, the few quid saved can go on the …Excellent find on the code. Yes, the few quid saved can go on the insurance.

So this is what I nerd for the sensors to work, right?

EN1GMA2 m ago

So this is what I nerd for the sensors to work, right?


This is the droid you're looking for.

mcek1 m ago

This is the droid you're looking for.

So, this is the hub? This just plugs into a wall socket, with a UK adaptor of course. Then pair it up via mi home app and off I go?

Sorry but need to ask before I press buy

EN1GMA9 m ago

So, this is the hub? This just plugs into a wall socket, with a UK adaptor …So, this is the hub? This just plugs into a wall socket, with a UK adaptor of course. Then pair it up via mi home app and off I go?Sorry but need to ask before I press buy


Yes, yes, and yes. You will need to install the app first on your phone, Android/ios, and be connected to your router. Set up a Mi Home account through the app, choose mainland China. Then switch on the hub, the app can scan for the hub, then will log the hub onto your router for you. When that is all setup, you can start adding sub-devices to the hub, ie the sensors. Its a combination of choose 'Add' on the app then press a reset button on the sensor till a blue led flashes. some Chinese voices from the hub, and it will appear on the app as connected, give it a nameroom /location etc.

Does anyone know if it works with Google home?

Don't they sell one with a UK plug?
Or where can you get the UK adapters for these?
Thanks

Seems like a great device, be good to hear people's application of this tech with the various sensors in an alarm configuration and for other alert or lighting automation projects!

Typical, I paid £19 and still waiting for it to be shipped

I voted Hot as I always (normally) do with Xiaomi, but I have no idea what this product does, perhaps someone will enlighten me!

deany763 m ago

I voted Hot as I always (normally) do with Xiaomi, but I have no idea what …I voted Hot as I always (normally) do with Xiaomi, but I have no idea what this product does, perhaps someone will enlighten me!


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mcek3 m ago

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Switch price sadly looks to have expired although maybe it's single use as I brought one.

1616french22 m ago

Don't they sell one with a UK plug?Or where can you get the UK adapters …Don't they sell one with a UK plug?Or where can you get the UK adapters for these?Thanks

Good question. Any link to a suitable adapter?

Is there a UK socket version available?

Well I've bought it anyway. Needed it anyway as Ive already bought the sensors yesterday lol

EN1GMA12 m ago

Is there a UK socket version available?

No there isn't will need an international plug adaptor which slightly adds to the bulk. How much that matters depends where you put it I guess.

How did you get that code OP?

Original Poster

OB14 m ago

How did you get that code OP?


Came across it on reddit.
Edited by: "OdhranC" 8th Nov

Has anybody used these to integrate with Hue?

Just ordered, appears to be 601 pieces left. Thanks OP

Original Poster

shonkygeeza4 m ago

Just ordered, appears to be 601 pieces left. Thanks OP


You're welcome!
Edited by: "OdhranC" 8th Nov

alexus1 h, 13 m ago

No there isn't will need an international plug adaptor which slightly adds …No there isn't will need an international plug adaptor which slightly adds to the bulk. How much that matters depends where you put it I guess.

Thanks. Could you recommend me one or Atleast link to one which is the type I'm looking for please?

Original Poster

EN1GMA9 m ago

Thanks. Could you recommend me one or Atleast link to one which is the …Thanks. Could you recommend me one or Atleast link to one which is the type I'm looking for please?


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you would need one of these AU Plug to UK Adapter.

You can get an adaptor available at Poundland for £1

Ordered, as looked up "ZigBee" on AliExpress and they have a range of aqara wired wall light switches seemingly turning standard lighting into WiFi... Reading up on them a bit more before I bite, would they work / be safe with UK wiring?

One of these
Edited by: "swooper7" 8th Nov

The code appears to make my price go UP to 31ish from 23...

EN1GMA1 h, 51 m ago

Thanks. Could you recommend me one or Atleast link to one which is the …Thanks. Could you recommend me one or Atleast link to one which is the type I'm looking for please?

This looks fine to me

What is it?

I have this and works pretty well once you figure out how to install it (all in Chinese) there are guides on Youtube.
I connected several sensors with no issues.

The only thing is that the Mi app keeps pushing me messages in Chinese and I have no idea what they mean!
Oh and also the Internet Radio is useless unless you like Chinese radio with cheesy music.

For all those who are worrying about a plug adaptor that isn't fused, and you're still on a ring circuit for your plugs, why not use an extension lead that's already fused. I moved my hub away from the wall socket anyway to see it better and get more clearance for signals. And yes, Chinese plugs are upside down Aussie plugs.

swooper78 h, 4 m ago

Ordered, as looked up "ZigBee" on AliExpress and they have a range of …Ordered, as looked up "ZigBee" on AliExpress and they have a range of aqara wired wall light switches seemingly turning standard lighting into WiFi... Reading up on them a bit more before I bite, would they work / be safe with UK wiring? One of these


I bought one to try and the issue is that the wall light switches need a neutral to work, well I couldn't get mine to work anyway

Code expired and puts the price up to 24 quid!!
Been looking for this to go with all my sensors i've been buying!

mcek13 h, 52 m ago

Yes, yes, and yes. You will need to install the app first on your phone, …Yes, yes, and yes. You will need to install the app first on your phone, Android/ios, and be connected to your router. Set up a Mi Home account through the app, choose mainland China. Then switch on the hub, the app can scan for the hub, then will log the hub onto your router for you. When that is all setup, you can start adding sub-devices to the hub, ie the sensors. Its a combination of choose 'Add' on the app then press a reset button on the sensor till a blue led flashes. some Chinese voices from the hub, and it will appear on the app as connected, give it a nameroom /location etc.


I have one of their security cameras, which is excellent for the money, cant fault the hardware. But to use this device you have to connect to the Chinese server for it to work, the problem is when outside your network it is very unreliable, unless you have a very strong 4g or WiFi it will not connect which means it can only be relied on when you are in your house, does this gateway have the same problem?
Edited by: "rdann" 9th Nov

rdann16 m ago

I have one of their security cameras, which is excellent for the money, …I have one of their security cameras, which is excellent for the money, cant fault the hardware. But to use this device you have to connect to the Chinese server for it to work, the problem is when outside your network it is very unreliable, unless you have a very strong 4g or WiFi it will not connect which means it can only be relied on when your house, does this gateway have the same problem?


An internet connection is required for you to use the Mi Home app, to add sensors/bulbs to your hub.
You reset a sensor and click 'Add' on the app, this tells the hub to scan.
So your phone/tablet and hub need a good router signal at first.

The hub can work on its own with the devices, and doesn't need an internet connection when everything has been setup.
It will complain in way of flashing lights if it's lost the internet connection, but you just click the button to stop that.
The hub will also be ok after a power outage, ie it remembers the devices connected.

But if you want to keep using the app (from your home or elsewhere), to adjust lighting, get notifications, you need a wifi connection between router and hub.

Note that the sensors have a limited range to the hub, the compromise of low power and wifi.
Try to put the hub somewhere central, perhaps within 5m of the router.
Edited by: "mcek" 9th Nov

Great thread guys with top posts and advices.

What other sensors do people have? I've only ordered 2 door sensors, now the hub.

A camera would be great as would movement sensors.

Home automation at this price is a no brainer and if it's not locked in one eco system, with the ability to mix and match from 3rd parties, then that's awesome.

Original Poster

EN1GMA46 s ago

Great thread guys with top posts and advices.What other sensors do people …Great thread guys with top posts and advices.What other sensors do people have? I've only ordered 2 door sensors, now the hub.A camera would be great as would movement sensors.Home automation at this price is a no brainer and if it's not locked in one eco system, with the ability to mix and match from 3rd parties, then that's awesome.


I think the Yi camera works with this hub.

swooper710 h, 30 m ago

Ordered, as looked up "ZigBee" on AliExpress and they have a range of …Ordered, as looked up "ZigBee" on AliExpress and they have a range of aqara wired wall light switches seemingly turning standard lighting into WiFi... Reading up on them a bit more before I bite, would they work / be safe with UK wiring? One of these

Hang on. If I replace my current switch with this, this would make my lights WiFi enabled?

If so, would this switch still give me manual control from the switch itself? So we could switch it on/off from the wall yet also have the option to remotely switch it on/off
Edited by: "EN1GMA" 9th Nov

mcek37 m ago

An internet connection is required for you to use the Mi Home app, to add …An internet connection is required for you to use the Mi Home app, to add sensors/bulbs to your hub.You reset a sensor and click 'Add' on the app, this tells the hub to scan.So your phone/tablet and hub need a good router signal at first.The hub can work on its own with the devices, and doesn't need an internet connection when everything has been setup.It will complain in way of flashing lights if it's lost the internet connection, but you just click the button to stop that.The hub will also be ok after a power outage, ie it remembers the devices connected.But if you want to keep using the app (from your home or elsewhere), to adjust lighting, get notifications, you need a wifi connection between router and hub.Note that the sensors have a limited range to the hub, the compromise of low power and wifi.Try to put the hub somewhere central, perhaps within 5m of the router.


Thanks for that, but my WiFi setup in my house is excellent, have invested in a top of the range Asus router which gives a very good signal through out the house. The problem I have found is when out of the house connection to my security camera is unreliable but possible if you can get a very strong 4G or WiFi connection. I believe the issue relates to having to connect to a Chinese server, and before I invest in this smart system will I experience the same issue?
Edited by: "rdann" 9th Nov

ok, so the lag to the China server is causing your app to lose connection to your security camera?
Reading posts on here, there always seems to be that problem with cameras.
if your router signal is good, as it is, I also have an Asus, then I would assume the camera wifi connection is ok.

Have you tried viewing the camera in another app, like TinyCAM, or Zoneminder, etc?

With regards to the MiHome app, talking to the hub through the China server does have a lag now and then, but it's never broken the connection for me. I've only viewed the hub status at home, never on a connection elsewhere. But it will be the same reliability. The problems are the lag with the server traffic.

EN1GMA31 m ago

Hang on. If I replace my current switch with this, this would make my …Hang on. If I replace my current switch with this, this would make my lights WiFi enabled?If so, would this switch still give me manual control from the switch itself? So we could switch it on/off from the wall yet also have the option to remotely switch it on/off


Yes, you can replace a wall switch with various radio protocol devices to make them remote controlled, no need for a smart bulb, good for when you have a chandelier.

Just be aware that there can be problems, the shape of socket, earth or no earth, etc.
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Edited by: "mcek" 9th Nov
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