Quickfix: Zigbee/Z-Wave USB on QNAP

I am running Home Assistant as a docker installation on my QNAP TS-251+ NAS. I 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 amazon.com.

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:

insmod /usr/local/modules/cp210x.ko
insmod /usr/local/modules/usbserial.ko

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/cdc-acm.ko