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HomeKit – VLAN – Thread Devices

HomeKit – VLAN – Thread Devices

Hello 🙂 I have a question about integrating Thread devices in my (practically) secure network configuration. There is a “secure” LAN / WLAN and a dedicated “insecure” WLAN (VLAN) for all smart devices. An ATV (HD version, without Thread support) is located in secure WLAN and acts as a control center. Firewall allows new connections from “secure” to “insecure”, but not new reverse connections. Multicast routing / “unsafe” redirection is also enabled. It works well so far. Now I’m thinking about how to best integrate Thread devices into my configuration, without losing the separation of secure / insecure network segments. One idea is to add a HomePod to the insecure WLAN that acts as a second control center (slave) for Thread devices. As long as the “secure” AppleTV won’t receive support for Thread in the future, this should work, I suppose (otherwise, how do you tell devices not to connect to the “secure” ATV over Thread? Threads can be disabled). ul for an ATV at all?). Regarding the placement of a second control center in the “insecure” WLAN: Is it enough for the firewall to allow (new) connections from “secure” to “insecure”, but not new connections and vice versa? Or should the HomePod talk directly to the ATV? How would you do? Thank you for the advice!