Install Tellstick


The Tellstick Duo requires installation of drivers to work with OpenNetHome. The installation differs between Windows, Linux and Mac. Currently I have no installation procedure for Mac, if someone could help here it would be appriciated…


Installation On Linux

Note – if you have used the RaspberryPi installation script for OpenNetHome. you don’t have to do anything more – the drivers for Tellstick are already installed!

The needed serial  drivers are available in Linux kernel, but since the Tellstick device has its own product id, we must configure Linux so it also accepts this id as a serial port. These instructions work for Debian based Linux like Ubuntu.

Installation steps

1. Download and unzip the installation scripts:


2. Make install script executable and run it

cd ftdi
chmod +x
sudo ./

3. Plug in the Tellstick. If you run dmesg, you should see that it has found the Tellstick and installed it as a serial port.



Installing on Windows

In order for NetHome to be able to communicate with the Tellstick transceiver, you must install drivers that make the Tellstick appear as a COM-port.  The instructions below are for Windows 7, but should work for all versions of Windows.

Note – If you have installed Telldus center first, you must  uninstall that before you install these drivers. NetHomeServer cannot access the driver while Telldus Center is installed.


Download Windows Drivers


Installation steps

1. Download the drivers and unzip the file

2. Run the setup.exe file for the os version you have.

3. Plug in the Tellstick in an USB port. Windows will find and install the Tellstick Serial Converter

4. Open the device manager window. This can be done for example by typing “mmc devmgmt.msc” in the search field in the start menu (or after pressing Windows-button in Windows 8):


5. In the bottom section you will now see the Tellstick Serial Converter. Right click on it and select properties:


6. In the “Advanced”-tab, check the “Load VCP” checkbox and press ok.


7. Unplug the Tellstick and plug it in again. Windows will now discover the serial port and install the driver. In the Ports-section there should now be a serial port called Tellstick Serial Port. Take note which com port number it was assigned (COM8 for example) as this is the name you will use in NetHomeServer.