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  • Mark
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    Hi,

    I just purchased a Hue started kit, with the bridge and light bulbs. The snag is that I run off a router that I don’t have physical access to. My plan was to use my desktop Mac computer to create an extended ethernet connection.

    Can I do that?

    Right now it seems to suggest I’m doing everything right but my phone app still can’t detect the bridge.

    sev
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    You probably won’t be able to connect to the bridge properly like that, to avoid a lot of headaches it would be better to have a router even if you didn’t have internet. The only features you are losing without internet is the ability to control the lights away from home. Also when you are trying to use the bridge on a shared network like an apartment building that shares a wifi network or a business network, the bridge often has connectivity issues that you have little control over resolving.

    Mark
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    So, if I get a router, would I need to plug into my computer, and have my Mac extend my wifi connection into the new router, and the bridge to it?

    I’m also trying to control this thing with Alexa, which I would assume means the whole thing has to be on the same WiFi, doesn’t it?

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    sev
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    It would all need to be on the same wireless network. Are there not ethernet ports available that have internet that you could use for the router? If not it may be possible to bridge your MACs wireless connected with the ethernet port to get internet to the router, but you may want to call Apple or someone with more expertise in that area to make that part work.

    PL
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    Hey.
    ok, first im stupid with all about gadget. And now you see that im stupid to speak in english (im french boy) but i try.
    ok ok. I dont have really a internet connection. I have but wifi only (no modem in my house). And i have airport express (in my home) to expend the signal. So,how i can connect my hue bridge? Just for information, i have a mac mini, in case that help.

    keaton manning
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    did you ever resolve this issue?

    keaton mannin
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    did you ever resolve this issue?
    [email protected]

    LongJohn
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    Gary Cordingley
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    I was wondering if a Apple airport express would do you can pick them up cheap on eBay this may help you

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