Ok, this is my day with Philips hue, so admittedly, I’m a beginner. But so far I’ve tried a dozen times to get my two brand new $ 50 Philips Hue bulbs to connect to my brand new $60 Philips Hue Bridge. So far no-go. I have the bridge connected directly to my LAN. At first I tried them 25 ft apart, then 12ft apart and now 2 inches apart. I tried entering the serial numbers directly into the app, No go! My Asus router recognizes the bridge and has given it an ip address. I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually, but I wouldn’t have minded something less than a linux level of fanaticism to get started.
I’m hoping that this purchase wasn’t a Hue – ge mistake.