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What's the different between Xbee3 Coordinator and CC2652RB Stick ?

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is there a difference between a Coordinator and a Gateway ?
i'm building a home automation network , so i don't know if a need a Zigbee Stick or can use an Xbee3 Coordinator for this role ?

Thank you
asked Jan 15, 2021 in XBee3 ZigBee by Fahad Faez New to the Community (2 points)

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The coordinator is who establishes the network and assigns out network addresses.

A Gateway is a device that provides access from one network topology such as Radio to TCP/IP and Ethernet. A Gateway can have a Coordinator inside of it.

The XBee 3 modules can perform the Coordinator roll without an issue. That is one of the functions it is designed to perform.
answered Jan 15, 2021 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (15,515 points)
selected Jan 16, 2021 by Fahad Faez
so does Digi XBee 3 USB considered as a gateway ? or as coordinator ? or both ?

and if the answer is  not both , is there a guide how to connect the coordinator to the gateway ?

thank you
No I would not consider it as a Gateway.  But it can be configured as a Coordinator.

Any of the Digi XBee 3 Zigbee modules or boxed products can be configured as a Coordinator, Router or Sleeping End device. It is nothing more than setting an AT command to set the roll the module will use.