Which Home Bridge to get?

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Want to control two different garage door openers. One Chamberlain 550 with MyQ Wifi and one LiftMaster wallmount, MyQ but no Wifi

Which bridge or hub to get?


Ok, here we go... I've got two garages. One built in and one detached.

The built in garage only has one opener, a Craftsman (old school, pre-reverse sensor days) that just took a dump.

The detached garage has one 15 ft door on a manual pulley chain and a 22ft door currently outfitted with a Liftmaster wall mount. I believe it's pre-2015 as it has a MyQ logo but no wifi.

To replace the built in garage's opener, I've purchased a Chamberlain B550.

I've been doing research and if I'm correct, no one is buying/selling the old Internet gateway anymore.

So that means HomeBridge.

Since I have one wifi capable garage door opener and one not wifi, would I need to get the Chamberlain universal garage hub or the standard MyQ Home Bridge?

Other questions:

Like the IG used to also double as a signal booster, does the bridge and or universal hub do the same?

Other things you all may want to know.

I have Alexa and Google Assistant in my house
I do not currently have any other home automation hubs in my house aside from those.

My understanding is I could control the garage doors via voice through either of those using IFFT.

That's all I can think of for now.

Thanks.



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Brian Bechtel

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Don Kendall

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Not sure which hub maybe both you need good 2.4 ghz WiFi soho also for either to work. You are correct about ifttt but will have to pay chamberlain to use google home or ifttt.
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Mike Mullins

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Option #1. Chamberlain MYQ-G0301C Smart Garage-Wi-Fi Enabled Smartphone Control

Option #2. https://forums.redflagdeals.com/amazo...
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Brian Bechtel

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Not really wanting to do both. Surely one hub can DO both. Sounds like you're saying the universal one over the regular bridge. (I don't need Apple support - Android guy here) 

I'm guessing because the universal hub comes with the door sensors.

If I could do it through a smartthings hub I'd get one as even though echoes and google homes are technically hubs, they're not all encompasing.

Also, that's an interesting trick that one guy did with the 1 channel wifi switch, but he didn't really go into how he wired it to the garage. I believe my Liftmaster is the same one he has. MyQ built in but no wifi capability within the GDO itself.