Install JeeLink


JeeLink Classic is an Arduino compatible programmable radio transceiver made by JeeLabs/Digital Smarties. With firmware from OpenNetHome, it can be used as a generic 433 Mhz OOK transmitter used to control switches and actuators. To use it with OpenNetHome, you must first download the firmware to the JeeLink. Make sure it is a JeeLink Classic 433MHz and not any of the other variations. Note that JeeLink only acts as a transmitter in this application, it cannot be used as a receiver.

Installing firmware on JeeLink

The firmware is installed via a windows computer.

  1. Download and unzip the latest nightly build of OpenNetHome
  2. Go to the directory \drivers\windows\JeeLink\drivers in the unzipped folder
  3. Install the Windows drivers for Arduino by running dpinst-amd64.exe (If you already have installed Arduino development environment before, you don’t have to do this)
  4. Plug in the JeeLink to an USB port
  5. 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)
  6. Open the Ports-section in the device manager window and check what serial port number your JeeLink got, it could be for example COM7
  7. Open a command prompt and go to the directory \drivers\windows\JeeLink in the unzipped forlder
  8. Type the command: “InstallFirmware.bat com7″ where you should replace COM7 with the name of the COM port you saw in the previous step. This will upload the OpenNetHome firmware to the JeeLink.
  9. Done!

Configuring JeeLink in OpenNetHome

JeeLink is supported by the auto detect feature, so you just have to go to the Create/Edit page and the insert the JeeLink. It will show up in the Detected Devices screen so you can select to create a Home Item for it:

Create an Item for it, give it a name and select serial port, save and the configuration is done! Now you can control switches and actuators on the 433MHz band via the JeeLink transmitter.