tplink platform allows you to detect presence by looking at connected devices to a TP-Link device. This includes the ArcherC9 line.
TP-Link devices typically only allow one login at a time to the admin console. This component will count towards your one allowed login. Depending on how aggressively you configure device_tracker you may not be able to access the admin console of your TP-Link device without first stopping Home Assistant. Home Assistant takes a few seconds to login, collect data, and log out. If you log into the admin console manually, remember to log out so that Home Assistant can log in again.
# Example configuration.yaml entry device_tracker: - platform: tplink host: YOUR_ROUTER_IP username: YOUR_ADMIN_USERNAME password: YOUR_ADMIN_PASSWORD
- host (Required): The IP address of your router, e.g., 192.168.1.1.
- username (Required: The username of an user with administrative privileges, usually admin.
- password (Required): The password for your given admin account.
For Archer C9 models running firmware version 150811 or later please use the encrypted password you can retrieve like this:
- Go to the login page of your router. (default: 192.168.0.1)
- Type in the password you use to login into the password field.
- Click somewhere else on the page so that the password field is not selected anymore.
- Copy the returned value to your Home Assistant configuration as password.
See the device tracker component page for instructions how to configure the people to be tracked.