Xiaomi Gateway there are different types which one should I get?
While there are several types let’s first simplify your options. The only recommended gateway to purchase is the Xiaomi Gateway V2. This gateway looks exactly as shown in the product picture. Do make sure that the logo on the gateway is the Mijia Logo and not the “Mi” Logo. The gateway with the Mi Logo is version 1 which does not have WIFI support.
You may also have come across the Singapore Gateway version. Which looks identical to the Xiaomi Gateway V2. But do take note that the Singapore version comes with numerous limitations. Let’s call this the Singapore Gateway. This gateway as the name suggests can only connect to the Singapore Region/Server which supports less than 10% of the total available Xioami products. This is suitable in some cases and you can read about in the Singapore Gateway product page.
Which Server / Region is best?
The Singapore server/region setting gives you lower latency compared to the China server. However, Singapore server only supports a tiny fraction of devices that are supported on China server/region. Most new products will take months if at all before they become available on the Singapore server.
Most products like Yeelight products even if paired on China server will still work with Google Home and Alexa. So the logical choice is to always use China server. This avoids having to repair the devices in future.
Now to make sure that you are able to connect with the China Server you must get the Xiaomi Gateway V2.
There are also versions of the gateway which promises to connect to Hong Server, Singapore Server and also China server. These gateways while able to connect to the China server will again only support a tiny fraction of products. For instance, let’s take the Xiaomi Zigbee Temperature Sensor. While you may even be able to see the Temperature sensor on the Xioami Home (Mi Home) App you will face connection errors and would not be able to pair the temperature sensor.
Why are you not selling the Xiaomi Gateway V2 directly on your website?
The reason we do not sell it directly here on PassionHome.sg is because the product is not Safety Mark certified. The costs of getting the certification will make the final selling price exorbitantly high. So we took the decision that while you would be making the purchase on a third party website we believe that you will continue to purchase other goods from us as we offer local warranty and support for these other goods. As of right now, the best and most capable Xiaomi Gateway is the Gateway V2 (China model). We have done the research for you and have recommended the appropriate Aliexpress purchase link for you. Link is above.
Multi-Functional Gateway v2 ? Xiaomi Mijia Wireless WIFI Zigbee
- Nightlight with 16 million colours
- The gateway comes with a colourful night light, light colour and brightness can be adjusted freely.
- Can also be combined with the motion sensor to achieve some cool features like automatically switching on the lights
- Paired with a variety of smart accessories for home automation
- Even if WiFi is unstable or interrupted, smart accessories can still work properly.
- ZigBee’s unique features can even make the device respond faster and control more smoothly.
- Multi-functional gateway equipped with light sensors can identify day or night and help you to make your lights automatic.
Automation Idea 1:
- Requires Xiaomi Door Window Sensor
- Activate alert mode on Mi Smart Home app when you go out or fall asleep.
- If the home windows and doors are opened, the gateway will sound the alarm and your phone will receive notifications.
Automation Idea 2:
- Requires Xioami Wireless Switch
- Smart doorbell with a customised tone
- Not only can you upload MP3s, but you can also record your favourite sounds as tones.
- Make your home unique with a unique doorbell tone that suits your personality.
Automation Idea 3:
Temperature and Humidity Monitoring
- Requires Xiaomi Temperature Sensor
- Temperature and humidity control adjustment
- You can check the temperature and humidity curve in Meter App.
- You can also control other devices through the smart socket (ZigBee version) to improve indoor temperature and humidity conditions.