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Integrating Phillips Hue in a RV using Hotspot(ish) (Need Help with Network Issue)

Updated on August 26, 2019 in [Hardware for Philips hue]
1 on August 21, 2019

Alright guys. I have (what I believe) is a relatively unique situation I need assistance with. I have a substantial amount of Phillips Hue products that I recently had installed in an apartment. I am currently living in a RV Camper while my significant other and I search from a home.

I knew I needed a wired connection to run the Hue Bridge so I purchased a [URL=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EY11K40/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1″]MOFI4500-4GXeLTE-SIM4-COMBO 4G/LTE Router[/URL] on amazon. That was actually MUCH more of a pain in my a$$ to get setup than I anticipated. Had to drop it off at a local Verizon store and it took them about 3 hours with their tech support to work through whatever the hell the needed to work through. Bottom-line is that I now have internet connection AND a router that I can hook up RJ-45 network connections to. I thought that would be good enough for this particular situation.

My Amazon Fire Cube is working perfectly via wired connection through the router. However, when I attempt to connect my Hue Bridge and Hue lights, I keep getting this error:

[B]”Could not download the update. Make sure you are connected to your home Wi-Fi network.”[/B]

Ok, I guess my question is… How do I get around this? Is there some way to trick the app into recognizing my current router (which is 4G LTE) as a “Home Wi-Fi Network?”

Does it have anything to do with needing a static IP address for my Router?

Can anyone help this idiot turn his RV into a smart RV?

 
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0 on August 26, 2019

My suggestion would be to do the following.

1. Check the connectivity.  Do you need a twisted Ethernet lead to make connectivity work.

2. Check using an Ethernet switch, if you have one with xport functionality, it would be good as this would automatically put the twist into the connector.

Once this is confirmed, move on the the other network layers.

Query the huge to see if it has picked up a gateway address from the router. If it hasn’t then you may need to add the addressing manually. 

 

j.

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