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The nRF52840 Dongle is a small, low-cost USB dongle that supports Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, ZigBee, 802.15.4, ANT and 2.4 GHz proprietary protocols. The…Read more
I am looking for a dongle that has an “802.15.4 capable radio with OpenThread RCP firmware” to be compatible with the Home Assistant OpenThread Border Router Add-On. Is this dongle compatible?
This guide seems to indicate that someones done it in the past: Configuring OpenThread Radio Co-processor on nRF52840 Dongle — Matter documentation
I haven’t done it myself so cant confirm but Google is your friend here
Thanks Liam for the warm welcome and for finding the info that answers my question. I couldn’t find it with my Google search terms.
Still, your link confirms that I do need to programme the dongle for openthread. However, the detailed instructions are too much for me to understand. So, I will not be buying the dongle. I’ll just wait for a more consumer friendly retail product.
No worries at all!
In the Homeassistant space, I don’t think there is a huge amount of ‘friendly retail’ products - most of the products and software is left open to customisation.
I would just like to know if the following product available for pickup?
Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 USB Dongle
Our stock counts are live and accurate on our product pages, and it’ll do an extra check when you add something to your cart, and you’ll get plenty of warnings if something needs a lead time. In this case, this one is in stock, so ready for pickup!