When first setting up your ELA Hub, you will need to connect your phone to the ELA network being broadcast by the Hub. Once completed, you can also bridge your ELA Hub to your own home Wi-Fi.
The question, of course, is why would you want to do this? Bridging the Hub to your own Wi-Fi allows you to control your lights from the ELA App while connected to your home Wi-Fi. This means you will not have to connect to the ELA network in order to control your lights. At the same time, this step enables the Wi-Fi booster function, one of ELA’s flagship features.
By boosting your Wi-Fi signal, you increase the strength of your home or office network throughout your space. So, if you can stream video just fine in the living room while having trouble getting Hulu in the bedroom; you’re in luck. ELA’s Wi-Fi booster enhances your signal strength and creates a stronger, more powerful network for your browsing, streaming, and other internet activities.
How To Get Started
Getting started is easy. Simply open the ELA app and go to the “Settings” section at the bottom. Select “Wi-Fi Setting.”
Select “Network Configuration.”
At this point, you’ll want to select the Wi-Fi network you wish to bridge to your smart hub. This will be your home or office network, or whichever network you are frequently connected to. Select this network.
You will be prompted to enter your Wi-Fi password.
Select “Remember Password.”
And that’s it! If successful, your ELA Smart Hub will flash for 30 seconds. Now you can control your Smart Hub while connected to your home Wi-Fi. If it was not successful, the app will indicate this. Repeat the above steps and try again.
The true benefit of having a smart light system, or any smart home system for that matter, is ease of use. By bridging the ELA hub to your home or office network, the power of your entire ELA system is literally at your fingertips. All you need is a smartphone, an ELA hub, and a home Wi-Fi network.
Bridging your connection is a great way to control your lights without having to connect to the ELA Wi-Fi. However, if you want to take full advantage of the Wi-Fi boosting function, you will need to connect back to the ELA network after it has been bridged.
Control your lights from the couch, from bed, or wherever you please. Once your connection is bridged, you’re good to go.