Integrate your TP-Link router with Home Assistant

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When Home Assistant enthusiast and tech aficionado, menahishayan, found himself in a pickle with no component to manage his TP-Link router, he did what any self-respecting geek would do – he programmed his own. The TP-Link component for Home Assistant is still wet behind the ears and currently compatible with the TP-Link Archer C50 and the TP-Link N600, but don't let its new-kid-on-the-block status fool you – it's already packing some serious features.


The endgame was simple: to take the reins of a TP-Link router. But TP-Link hadn’t rolled out the red carpet by offering an open-source API. This meant our intrepid developer had to don his deerstalker and turn detective, reverse engineering the router’s web management interface. But boy, was it worth it! If you're lucky enough to own one of the supported TP-Link routers, this integration is like a Swiss army knife of features:

Like many custom integrations, the TP-Link integration is up for grabs in HACS. I'd highly recommend going this route. With HACS as your digital butler, you'll be the first to know when updates are served. Feeling more adventurous? You can also install it manually.

This integration is a YAML-only affair. There are three components to get your head around: One for the switches, one for the sensors, and one for the device tracker. It might sound as hard as herding cats, but don't worry – all three are broken down on the GitHub page.

A portrait photo oif Liam Alexander Colman, the author, creator, and owner of Home Assistant Guide wearing a suit.

About Liam Alexander Colman

is an experienced Home Assistant user who has been utilizing the platform for a variety of projects over an extended period. His journey began with a Raspberry Pi, which quickly grew to three Raspberry Pis and eventually a full-fledged server. Liam's current operating system of choice is Unraid, with Home Assistant comfortably running in a Docker container.
With a deep understanding of the intricacies of Home Assistant, Liam has an impressive setup, consisting of various Zigbee devices, and seamless integrations with existing products such as his Android TV box. For those interested in learning more about Liam's experience with Home Assistant, he shares his insights on how he first started using the platform and his subsequent journey.

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