Understand how smart wifi sockets works

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curro92

Joined Sep 29, 2012
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Hello,
I would like you to tell me a website that explains how smart wifi sockets work: how commands are sent from the android device via wifi. I do not like closed solutions, where a vendor puts the plug and the app. I prefer more open solutions, where I can get my hands on programming.
I ask too much?
 

Raymond Genovese

Joined Mar 5, 2016
1,658
Hello,
[/] I prefer more open solutions, where I can get my hands on programming.
I ask too much?
Yes and No.

Over two years ago, I researched a bit on that topic. For me, I wanted to be able to program the socket the way I wanted to on both ends, but I wanted the package with all of the safety and construction skills required for mains interfacing provided by someone else.

I never found exactly what I wanted, but I did make some headway using one common and low-priced product (see here). A reverse engineering approach, however, is frequently not an optimal approach.

Maybe the most work has been done with the SONOFF product line (search here).

If you perform a search for open source WiFi sockets, you can see that a lot has been / is being done, in the area, but I have yet to see the ideal product that let's me do all the programming while I pay for competent and safe packaging.
 
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