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Phillips Hue lights can't connect via internet

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Phillips Hue lights can't connect via internet

I also posted in the Third Party section as well:

 

I am trying to link my Phillips Hue bridge so I can use ifttt with my Echo Dot to control the color of my lights. Has anybody ever had success linking their bridge so they can use the geofencing feature or the ifttt functions with their lights?

 

I am on Gen 5 and using my own router Netgear Nighthawk r6900

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Freshman

Re: Phillips Hue lights can't connect via internet

I tried everything to get my bridge to link. Finally took it over to someone's house with landline internet, hooked it to their network and linked the bridge first time. Brought it back home, hooked it to my Hugh's router and its worked since. Something on my network or hughs internet connection does not allow the link to happen, but once linked it worked fine. Hope this helps.
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Freshman

Re: Phillips Hue lights can't connect via internet

So, I take it there is no knowledge about this issue?

Freshman

Re: Phillips Hue lights can't connect via internet

I tried everything to get my bridge to link. Finally took it over to someone's house with landline internet, hooked it to their network and linked the bridge first time. Brought it back home, hooked it to my Hugh's router and its worked since. Something on my network or hughs internet connection does not allow the link to happen, but once linked it worked fine. Hope this helps.
Freshman

Re: Phillips Hue lights can't connect via internet

Thank you. I will try that out and report back

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Re: Phillips Hue lights can't connect via internet

With how costly those lights are... I don't think many subscribers that would visit this forum will purchase them...

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Freshman

Re: Phillips Hue lights can't connect via internet

After linking my bridge at my friends house everything now works. I can change colors using Alexa and also remotely control my lights from a far. Thanks for your help