I need some help getting my hubitat set up correctly and the newest homekit beta app functioning. I added the app to my hubitat hub and then selected all of the devices. This gave me the qr code to scan to set up the hubitat within the apple Home app. Every time I scanned the qr code it would say connecting and then eventually would say it can't find the accessory and stops.
Here is where I should probably back up and explain my setup. I am by no means tech savy when it comes to network set, ip addresses, port forwarding, ip passthrough etc. I have AT&T as an isp, and I use their gateway/modem/router device as a pass through device with the wifi turned off. This then feeds to an eero router, an ethernet switch, and then wirelessly to the other mesh eero routers. When I first got my hubitat hub I had it connected through the ethernet port on the back of the eero router and I could never find the hub during the initial setup process. I moved the hubitat hub to the ethernet port on the back of my isp modem and then I was able to find it. I left it this way, and It has worked perfectly until I went to add the homekit app. When I was trying to set up the homekit integration I was getting frustrated and decided to try to turn on the wifi on the isp router and connect my phone to the wifi of it since the huibitat hub was connected directly to it. After this change I tried to add hubitat to homekit while connected to this wifi and it worked perfectly. It imported all of my devices to the home app on the phone and I was able to control everything. The problem with this is I really don't want to use the wifi from this modem. How do I move the hubitat to the eero router? I tried to plug the hubitat into the back of the eero router and then go back into the hubitat hub on my computer with the ip address shortcut I had made for it. While it was plugged into the eero router I was unable to go into the hubitat hub, it would just never load. I moved it back to the isp router and I was able to go back into it. I feel like I have a giant cluster and need the hubitat hub and my lutron pro hub to go through the switch that is connected to my eero. Right now they seem to have to be plugged into my isp router to work properly and while they are plugged in there I am unable to set up homekit.
To summarize I have a couple of problems.
- I feel like I set my hubitat hub and lutron pro hub up wrong by plugging directly into the isp router and not the ethernet switch fed by my eero.
- I can't add my hubitat hub to apple homekit unless the network the homekit uses is the same that the hub is connected to. Since I dont know how to get the hubitat hub to work through the eero network I can't fix this.
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.