• Hi everyone. So I installed MyController on my LINUX server(not a RPI, a repurposed PC which also shares my network file system) So I am wanting to us MySensors and Arduinos with Ethernet shields as my nodes. Now I dont know if this question is appropriate here or for the mysensors forum, but I am wondering, do I need a gateway if I want to use ethernet to communicate to MC? It looks like gateway is needed for a RF link to the MC, but I am not planning on using RF, due to the excessive saturation of RF I already have in my home with my career, hobby, etc(Land Mobile Radio Service Tech) and I wanted a more concrete connection unaffected by enviromentals as much as possible(my entire network infrastructure is on extended runtime UPS, plus eventually a generator, which I hope to also control off MC)

    My ultimate goal I'm planning on:
    Sump Pump Runtime logging
    High Water/Sump Fail notification with email trigger
    Power Failure Event Notification
    Semi Automatic Transfer Switch Control and Status
    Generator Control and Status
    Hardwired Fire/Smoke/CO Detector Trigger and Email/SMS Notify
    Oil Fired Boiler Control/Status/Emergency Shutdown
    Oil tank level indication with email notify on low level
    Critical Network Infrastructure Up/Down via Ping/SNMP Traps with email notify
    Integration into Samsung SmartThings Platform(FUTURE, possibly) or potentially completely migrating all smarthome devices to MC

    My overall goal is to build this out to allow me to reach my critical home infrastructure while i am not at home. I work for a company where on short notices i work long hours, and that leaves my wife home(who I love, but is clueless on what/how/when to do things when things fail)

  • @fdlou147 Welcome to MyController world 🙂

    If you use mysensors library, A gateway is needed to communicate with MyController

    If you want to connect everything via wired, you can go with

    I never experienced on this area. MySensors can give proper guidance for you.

  • thank you, they answered my question. and brought 3 more 🙂

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