Hue bridge still “connecting” – endless loop issue (continued)

Updated on July 14, 2018 in [Hardware for Philips hue]
1 on July 8, 2018

Still looking for a solution, I downloaded and installed the “Lamp Finder for MAC” application (, which required me to first install 414Mb of Oracle Java 10. Grmbl! Not really sure why I did this. Getting desperate. 

As all three light on the bridge are ON, and only the Hue App seems to be unable to connect ( and yes: both are on the same WiFi network, the bridge has privileged un-routed acces directly into the WiFi, the above check from Steve ( gives me the correct internal IP address, heck, when I enter the address in a browser, it seemlessly connects me to a page with technical software details, and open source license files/sites. Still – see bottom of photograph : “Connecting …” 




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Ok – solution found. But it’s radical, and you are not going to like it. When all connectivity checks above work, the only other variable is the App. So I deleted the App – with all its data, and reinstalled.

Then I needed to hand detect all lamps, reconnect them with the rooms. That was awkward but doable.

The real pain comes with reconnecting the dimmers and the sensors. Still not quite finished. Painful experience this has been …

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