Control Kasa plugs on "no internet" wifi network
I have a "maintenance" device wifi network which is only accessible in my home, and has no outside internet access. I've purchased EP10 smart plugs, but when I try to connect to them via the APP from my DROID device, it says that I have no internet access. which is correct. The wifi network has no connection to the internet.
Is there a way to connect to the ep10 devices without using the app, which seems to require internet access ?? I guess my thinking is that once my DROID is on the mtce network, should it be able to connect to the ep10 ? without having to use the internet ?
Obviously I'm missing something in the protoocol, but I need this to work with an off internet pvt wifi network.