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  Reply # 1041151 9-May-2014 21:53
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richms: The thing is the old bridge and app let you just forward the port and put your ext ip or dynamic host name in the app.
New app detects the new bridges on the same layer 2 and has no way to enter an ip or host name and port to send to.


Hi Rich, yes the old app did let you specify the IP address.  so it was easy to put in a public ip address that happened to be the IP address of your home internet.  But now that the app sends a UDP broadcast to 10.1.1.255 and waits for some replies.  this ain't gonna work so well when you are out and about on the 2degrees 3g network because that IP only exists on the internal network.  

• So the next best you can do is wait for the next release, I'll see about adding in the manual ip address feature again. 

• Or you can fully close and re-open the iphone app and use the world icon.

• Or you can add a vpn from your phone to your home network http://mickolasjae.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/create-vpn-tunnel-using-your-iphoneipod.html

That's all I can think of for the moment, I'll let you know if I come up with some other suggestions.

Cheers,
Hamish.

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  Reply # 1062343 10-Jun-2014 08:27
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I've finally purchased some of these, from limitlessled.com (wifilights.co.nz is horrendously expensive in comparison).

This may have already been answered, however I cannot see it, I would not mind buying some 9W B22, but for 5 of them from wifilights it will cost around $180.
Any chance limitlessled could supply the 9W, even at a reasonable price? Otherwise it would be cheaper to climb into the room and wire in more light fittings.

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  Reply # 1062666 10-Jun-2014 15:38
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rscole86: I've finally purchased some of these, from limitlessled.com (wifilights.co.nz is horrendously expensive in comparison).

This may have already been answered, however I cannot see it, I would not mind buying some 9W B22, but for 5 of them from wifilights it will cost around $180.
Any chance limitlessled could supply the 9W, even at a reasonable price? Otherwise it would be cheaper to climb into the room and wire in more light fittings.


What do you mean? Limitless has B22 for the dual white and RGB lights. Just hit the drop down.

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  Reply # 1062674 10-Jun-2014 15:43
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I'm after the dual white 9W.

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  Reply # 1062738 10-Jun-2014 16:40
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So my 2c on these LimitlessLED bulbs after 24hours of use.

WAF: She likes them, but does not understand how cool it is to control the lights in all different ways from a remote and your phone. Especially when you are not even at home, just want until Im away and decide to turn them off remotely for fun :D

Our living area is around 18 sqm, which 2x7W dual white bulbs struggle to light sufficiently, we want them set somewhere between cool and warm which does make them appear darker.
The kitchen/dining are semi open to the living area, but slightly smaller and 3 7W dual whites set to their coolest are ample. 

The wifi link bridge is easy to use, but not sure if it really going to be that handy for me overall, but a good toy all the same.

My office is small, but the 1x9W RGBW set to its warm white is ok for this area, but having the curtains open does help a little.

If the 9W does appear at a cheaper price that the current $47 (saving $94?) per bulb, I will fit out the rest of the house, but at this stage it does appear to be an expensive exercise.

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  Reply # 1063197 11-Jun-2014 09:56
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rscole86: I'm after the dual white 9W.


Yup they have those too. Mine are all dual white bayonet bulbs.

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  Reply # 1063200 11-Jun-2014 09:58
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tchart:
rscole86: I'm after the dual white 9W.


Yup they have those too. Mine are all dual white bayonet bulbs.


This has been resolved, but they are not showing as available on their website.

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  Reply # 1085992 9-Jul-2014 19:52
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I notice a couple of people mentioned having issues with disconnections, needing to power cycle bridges etc.

Has anyone had these issues with the V4 bridge?

My V2 bridge ran rock solid for several months, with my custom scripts turning the hallway lights on & off every day. Now a flatmate wanted a RGBW light so I upgrade to a V4 bridge which has been very flaky. I've tried powering it from 2 different AC to 5V USB supplies, a desktop PC and a Mac laptop, and tested with two different wifi access points, n-only, b/g, b/g/n. 

I've noticed that it will work fine for a while (approx 1-4 hours) and then fail. Router logs show that this is often associated with repeated dhcp requests every 20 seconds for hours on end. 

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  Reply # 1085994 9-Jul-2014 19:55
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Ive given up with my new gateway, both them and the old one are packed in a box now. Flakey as. Would often cause the cheap TP link AP's to lose all ability to handle clients when connected.

Will try again once I get my dual band unifi's bought and installed.




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  Reply # 1086069 9-Jul-2014 21:58
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richms: Ive given up with my new gateway, both them and the old one are packed in a box now. Flakey as. Would often cause the cheap TP link AP's to lose all ability to handle clients when connected.

Will try again once I get my dual band unifi's bought and installed.


Ive had no issues with my v4 dropping off, pretty stable only reboots when I repower the router (currently 37 days uptime)

Maybe there is different firmware available?



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  Reply # 1086093 9-Jul-2014 22:35
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It would either not work, or show in the list as being associated at 1megabit and have about 10 seconds lag from pressing something in the app to it happening.

If it was wired then there would be no issues like that.

Has anyone tried pulling the wireless module out of it, and instead feeding it from a raspberry pi or other platform that can host interesting things directly?




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  Reply # 1086098 9-Jul-2014 22:37
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richms: Has anyone tried pulling the wireless module out of it, and instead feeding it from a raspberry pi or other platform that can host interesting things directly?

I am planning to when time allows.

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  Reply # 1086127 9-Jul-2014 23:10
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yeah the Wifi Bridge v4 is very reliable and our best yet.. it will even auto-reconnect itself to the wifi if there is a power outage also.

 

Cheers,
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  Reply # 1086195 10-Jul-2014 08:44
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richms: Will try again once I get my dual band unifi's bought and installed.
I'm using unifi with a gen 2 (? I think) bridge.   The 802.11g only variant.  I have a separate SSID that is using B/G only mostly for it, and I don't seem to get any issues like you are describing with the TP link AP.   I have added the bridge to the power board that gets a scheduled power down-power up sometime in the early ours of the morning though.




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  Reply # 1086234 10-Jul-2014 09:16
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RmACK: I notice a couple of people mentioned having issues with disconnections, needing to power cycle bridges etc.

Has anyone had these issues with the V4 bridge? 


My issue with the V4 bridge was actually the micro USB connector had come loose from the board. With help from Hamish I hard wired a USB cable to the board. Been running fine for around 2 weeks now.

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