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Can I use my existing computer or my WiFi hub/router as a Z-Wave controller?

There are Z-Wave sticks available that plug in via a USB port, but they are targeted mainly at programmers or advanced users who get the software elsewhere and know how to set it up. Z-Wave is a radio frequency, like WiFi, but the similarities stop there. There are differences in bandwidth, range, purpose, etc. Z-Wave is made to be different, so that it does not conflict or interfere with your WiFi network (or another). Z-Wave is proprietary and controlled by an alliance of companies to ensure that certain criteria are met. In order to use Z-Wave in your home, business, or other space, you will need an appropriate controller or gateway.

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