Thanks for the feedback, sorry for your ineffective messin around with mysensors. I completely agree to your conclusion using MQTT directly on more powerfull boards able to communicate directly via WiFi.
@inso said in Building a WiFi Gateway using ESP8266:
Seems working with ESPs is reluctantly seen here on the forum.?
I can only speak for myself but indeed, I absolutely dislike having (regular) WiFi devices integrated in my home automation. My personal concept is to use as much wires as possible (thus I really love the RS485 stuff here!) and use different RF technologies whereever possible - and connect the corresponding GW's using a USB plug!
So atm I exactly have 2 ESP8266-based devices integrated: One is a bridge for my MiLight stuff (avoid that type of devices, but in case if, use the sidoh-firmware!), one is a IR-Device to play around...
But everybody has to find his own way. Just my personal thoughts on that topic