Device Control without internet

I am not sure if this is the correct category but here I go. About fed up with my old x10 gear.
I use an old smartphone with only local WAN connection to control my home.
My question is without an internet connection is there a dashboard that I can run on either my local PC or an old android phone?

Yes .. Absolutely.. Everything runs locally, except the cloud integrations obviously.. All dashboards are local.. All automations run locally.. And the dashboards run on any web browser mobile or desktop to the ip of your hub on your local lan..

Welcome to the community


There are a few things to be aware of when trying to use Hubitat Elevation without an Internet Connection whatsoever...

  1. The hub has no way of maintaining Date/Time in hardware. Therefore, it needs an NTP time server (usually via the Internet) in order to get the current date/time and keep it accurate. You can manually, via a web browser, update the time. But this will need to be done every time the hub is rebooted. If you can run a local NTP time server, there is a way of setting the hub up to use that server via a device, IIRC.
  2. Hub Firmware updates require an Internet connection. You cannot download the firmware and upgrade manually.
  3. The Hubitat Elevation hub requires a DHCP server on your LAN, and that server is going to need to be able to reserve an IP address for the HE Hub. You will need to always know the IP address of the Hub in order to manage it and to use dashboards.

As far as Dashboards, the Hubitat Elevation is a web server. The Dashboards that you create are are built and viewed within a web browser. So, as long as your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer is on the same LAN with the hub, and you know the IP address of the Hub, you will be able to view any Hubitat Dashboards that you create on the hub from any device running a supported web browser (i.e. Safari, Chrome, etc... NOT Internet Explorer)


Thanks, I knew about the time issue so all i was really concerned with was
having local access to turn on equipment at my house. I guess its time I bought a hub and started to mess around with it.


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