Setting up ikea tradfri 5 button remote

so i have installed ABC manager and ABC child, but when i go to set up the buttons the screen is blank and i get a network error. i am trying to set the switch up to behave with my smart lights the same way it did with the ikea setup.

top button - dim up
bottom button - dim down
middle button - on/off
left/right buttons - cycle color

i am really at a loss as im fairly new to the whole smart things setup, and wanted to add more control to my ikea setup as well as some different types of lights that ikea didnt offer like led strip lights.