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Establishing Wi-Fi on a 6D

 
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Jan 01, 2013 21:49 |  #1

It seems like a very tedious process I have to go thru to establish wi-fi on my 6D. I'm going to list the steps and if you can tell me a shorter way I'd appreciate it greatly:
1. ON PHONE (Samsung Galaxy S III): Settings > wi-fi > (The nickname you set up for your camera)> Edit (the password field field is blank and waiting for your encryption key)
2. ON CAMERA: Menu > wi-fi function > Connect to smartphone > review/change settings > change settings > camera access point mode > OK > easy connection > OK > enter encryption key into phone
3. BACK TO PHONE: Enter key into password area > Start EOS App > Tap EOS 6D pairing slot
4. Back to Camera: Push OK > Ignore "settings name SET 1" and just select "OK" > push OK
5. ON PHONE AGAIN: Push "remote shooting" and it works.
What a horrific process. What am I doing wrong?


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Jan 02, 2013 15:33 |  #2

Hello,

I've been going through this too... here is a sequence I just tried and it works.

On the camera

  • enable Wifi,
  • select wifi function connect to smartphone,
  • choose saved settings,
  • Connect
  • OK
On the phone or tablet
  • Wifi
  • Select 6D network
  • Connect
  • Run EOS remote
The steps you describe are what you have to do the first time (authenticate with the key, pairing etc). I think the trick is not to ignore SET1 (at your step 4), but give the settings a name. The settings are saved for next time on the camera and they include the key. The phone remembers the key too and associates it with the wifi network, so you don't have to enter it every time.

I have two sets of settings... one for when the camera provides the wifi network (camera access point mode) and one for when camera and phone both connect to my home wifi (infrastructure mode). In the second case I don't have to change wifi settings on the phone, I can just run EOS remote (assuming the phone is already on the home wifi).

I hope that helps,

Mark

  
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Jan 07, 2013 18:13 |  #3

Just saw this, Mark. Thanks for the info and I'll try it tonight when I get home.


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Jan 07, 2013 18:58 as a reply to  @ irishman's post |  #4

I only had to set mine up once and save the settings. Now all I do is enable wifi on camera and connect my phono to wifi network. Then start up EOS remote and I'm good to go. Takes me all of 30 seconds.


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Jan 10, 2013 16:34 |  #5

MintMark wrote in post #15436011 (external link)
Hello,

I've been going through this too... here is a sequence I just tried and it works.

On the camera
  • enable Wifi,
  • select wifi function connect to smartphone,
  • choose saved settings,
  • Connect
  • OK
On the phone or tablet
  • Wifi
  • Select 6D network
  • Connect
  • Run EOS remote
The steps you describe are what you have to do the first time (authenticate with the key, pairing etc). I think the trick is not to ignore SET1 (at your step 4), but give the settings a name. The settings are saved for next time on the camera and they include the key. The phone remembers the key too and associates it with the wifi network, so you don't have to enter it every time.

I have two sets of settings... one for when the camera provides the wifi network (camera access point mode) and one for when camera and phone both connect to my home wifi (infrastructure mode). In the second case I don't have to change wifi settings on the phone, I can just run EOS remote (assuming the phone is already on the home wifi).

I hope that helps,

Appreciate this info! Did it--works!
Bruce


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Jan 12, 2013 12:17 as a reply to  @ irishman's post |  #6

Great!

I've been using it some more since then as well, just to transfer the odd jpg to send in an email... seems good for that too.


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Jan 13, 2013 09:25 |  #7

If my iPad mini isn't connected to a network already, it will automatically connect to the 6D network when I turn wifi on in camera (after the initial setup of course). Otherwise, it's as easy as a couple buttons to switch networks. Works fantastic for me.


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Nov 09, 2013 16:14 |  #8

Can some one tell me where I can find my network password? I am trying to setup my tablet and I didnot write down the password when I setup my phone.


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Nov 10, 2013 22:07 |  #9

Randall n LV wrote in post #16437892 (external link)
Can some one tell me where I can find my network password? I am trying to setup my tablet and I didnot write down the password when I setup my phone.

Set up your wifi network in your camera, then use tablet to connect the camera wifi.


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Nov 10, 2013 22:09 |  #10

Anybody know how to change the nickname for the camera? SSID?


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Nov 11, 2013 00:04 |  #11

Russo09 wrote in post #16441139 (external link)
Anybody know how to change the nickname for the camera? SSID?

http://media.the-digital-picture.com …OS-6D-WiFi-GPS-Manual.pdf (external link)

Select "wifi- function" in menu then press info button and select edit nick name.


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