I have decided to place this topic here as it is Not related to HE specifically but is related to IoT overall.
As you might have seen on my other post I got my first HE yesterday. During the initial setup and when I went all excited to test the new Chromecast feature I realised it would not work in my currently infrastructure. What is worse was that if it did not work on my current infrastructure it would not work on the improved version I had planned.
As you all know IoT devices are not particularly secure, one of the reasons why I wanted to move away from ST into a local setup. Hence I would like to put in place a restrictive access on my network.
Currently my infrastructure is split in two
- WiFi mesh Networks working on 2.4 and 5 GHz.
- Wired Devices (ST HuB/Hubitat/Philips Hue) that connect to the ISP Router.
This Setup was put in place like this due to Mesh Router only having 1Eth port available per unit.
Note: with this setup Chromecast does not work anymore
The goal was to activate and create a Vlan on the wired router and restrict traffic in and out. Out just to the HUE and Hubitat servers. And do not allow traffic between this Vlan and the other networks. Exception would be to the Chromecast devices.
It will not be possible to move the cast devices into the ISP Router as due to how my ISP works if I enable WiFi on this router I will loose almost 40% bandwidth.
I come across this article on my last 12h of searching for a solution:
So it is clear to me that I cannot use the Cast feature in HE. Bummer.
My question to you guys is: are there any other community apps that also might not work with this infrastructure?
Anyone has a possible workaround?
I already reached to @mike.maxwell but I don't want to take his time from something when the cast feature it is working as intended and it is due mostly to my setup.