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Quickfix: Zigbee/Z-Wave USB on QNAP

I am running Home Assistant as a docker installation on my QNAP TS-251+ NAS and wanted to add Z-Wave/ZigBee capabilities to my home automation using the HUSBZB-1 USB Stick, a combined Z-Wave/ZigBee controller. Got mine for ~45EUR incl. shipping and import tax from

Stick arrived today – plugged into the NAS – checked if detected as USB-Serial – NOPE 🙁

A quick “lsusb” dump told me that the device has been detected, but the drivers where not loaded, so no /dev/ttyUSBx – QNAP is not loading the modules by default.


Login to your QNAP via SSH an run the following commands:

Re-plug the stick and you (should) have two new devices: /dev/ttyUSB0 and /dev/ttyUSB1 🙂

And if you want to use a Aeotec AEOEZW090-C Z-Wave controller, log in to your QNAP and run


insmod /usr/local/modules/ftdi_sio.ko