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  • Ed Lombardi
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    Have a 2nd gen bridge that is connected to 4 lights. Everything was working fine but since I unplugged the bridge yesterday for about an hour so I could move it, I’m having connection issues. When I open the app it cycles between being very briefly saying it’s connected (but won’t control lights), to saying not connected, and then saying “out of home connection”. After getting frustrated I tried resetting the bridge but even after doing so it’s still showing the same bridge in my app and all my same lights. When I tried to set it up as a new bridge I went through the step where you press the button but the app doesn’t find it. What’s odd is after trying to reset it I got an email notice about someone resetting the bridge with a link to steps to get it re-associated with the account. When I follow these steps online (not in app) it found the bridge and appeared to have worked but once it was done it still did the same thing of cycling through the messages and not able to control lights. I’m messed with it enough that I think the best thing to do would be to remove it from the app and start over but I’m at a loss as to how to do this. Any suggestions?

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    Having the exact some trouble… Did you figure out how to fix it?. Very frustrated.

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    Well if all the blue lights on the bridge are solid and none are flashing then the bridge should be ok. If the Philips hue app is unable to find the bridge, open your devices settings and go to Wifi. Once there you want to make sure your wifi is turned on and that you are connected to your network, most devices have like a blue check mark next to it if you are connected to it. Select your network name then you should see an option that says “Forget this Network”, press this option.

    Now that your device is no longer connected to the network, re join it and it will make you enter the password to your wifi again. Once you are reconnected to your network, make sure you’ve force closed the hue app and re open it, and try connecting again. This has worked for most recent cases, this will renew your devices ip lease.

    If this did not work.. check and see if you have any other available wifi networks that are coming from your router. Most routers have more than one band like a 2.4ghz, 5.0ghz and a guest network. Try connecting to each of your networks if you have them enabled and force close and re open the hue app each time to see if you can connect to the bridge on any of the other bands.

    Also try connecting on any other devices if you have any to help narrow down the issue.

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    This sounds very similar to my problem, I just cant get the android app to find my bridge after a factory reset, even though I have relinked it on the myhue website.

    The only thing I have not tried above is connecting via the 2.4ghz band rather than 5ghz as my router automatically connects to the 5ghz band. I will be having a look at my router setting this evening to get my mobile to connect at 2.4ghz…

    John B
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    Im having the same issue. Cord was severed and I purchased a new power supply. Hasnt worked since. Tried on 2 different cell phones using 2.4ghz as well as 5ghz. Will connect to website fine but wont register in app. I press the link button but it doesnt find the hub.

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