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Dec 22, 2013 08:18 |  #1

I bought a Canon 70D this week and I cannot get the Wifi access point option to work with my Nexus 7 2013 or my Samsung Galaxy S3. I was able to connect my 70D to my Wifi network and see the device that way. But when on the road you won't always have access to a local LAN. When I try the access point mode both devices never see the 70D.

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Dec 22, 2013 09:54 |  #2

I´am using my 70D as WIFI access point, my Desire Z detects my camera almost instantly.
I would try reset the camera to default setting and immediately choose WIFI access point on 70D.


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Dec 23, 2013 07:39 |  #3

You have to go into the camera settings and enable wifi. You will then go through some sub menus to pair with your phone. I use my Galaxy S4 with no issues.


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Dec 23, 2013 07:55 as a reply to  @ Ethosb's post |  #4

It took me a while to figure out how to connect to my Galaxy Tab 2. Turned out I hadn't properly gone into wifi settings on the tablet, enabled the connection to my camera, and entered the camera encription key before opening EOS remote. Now it will connect every time I enable WIFI on the camera.And you can enable wifi on the camera without going into the menu by going to quick setting screen on the camera.


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Dec 23, 2013 10:10 as a reply to  @ mayt444's post |  #5

Wifi was enabled. I still do not understand what fixed it. I took some more photos later that evening and when I ran the app on my Nexus 7 the 70D appeared. I made no setting changes.




  
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Dec 23, 2013 10:14 |  #6

Possibly then the wireless connection timed out when the camera went into sleep mode

The mode to use to connect directly to a phone or printer is AdHoc (Point-To-Point) Mode.

Infrastructure mode requires the use of a wireless router.

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Having no trouble at all here with my Galaxy Note II.


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Dec 23, 2013 10:41 |  #7

Works fine with my S4, and S3.


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Dec 23, 2013 11:25 as a reply to  @ Nieman's post |  #8

As I said in post #5 it works fine now.




  
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Dec 23, 2013 11:49 as a reply to  @ gquiring's post |  #9

Glad you got it working. It sure is fun to play with.


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Dec 27, 2013 17:45 as a reply to  @ mayt444's post |  #10

bumping this back up again. having same issue at 3 different wifi locations. i did the auto connection and manually and it connects then drops off within 5 seconds. says " internet connection is unstable" im sitting next to the damn router at all 3 location with strong signal.

this is with a samsung galaxy s3. i also uninstalled and installed the eso app 3 times and restarted phone as well. :mad:


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Dec 27, 2013 21:19 |  #11

My Galaxy tab 3 and S4 phone also said the same thing ("unstable Internet connection") about my WiFi connection in several locations/networks... Both new devices to me too
Just told the tablet or phone to use anyways or turn off notifications and never comes up again...

Works fine with both..


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Dec 27, 2013 22:12 |  #12

I did turn them off and still does it..I cant select to connect or ignore.it just says unstablenwifi and boots the connection with the slr.


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Dec 28, 2013 01:57 |  #13

If you are using a router to connect the two (infrastructure mode), stop doing that and initiate a direc/adhoc (point to point) connection from the DSLR. The camera itself will then become an access point that your phone can detect and connect to. The camera will generate a PIN that you will have to enter in your phone when you connect to the camera for the first time.

Use the EOS Remote app to detect and connect to the camera and you're done.


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Jan 13, 2014 10:54 |  #14

pillainp wrote in post #16558931 (external link)
If you are using a router to connect the two (infrastructure mode), stop doing that and initiate a direc/adhoc (point to point) connection from the DSLR. The camera itself will then become an access point that your phone can detect and connect to. The camera will generate a PIN that you will have to enter in your phone when you connect to the camera for the first time.

Use the EOS Remote app to detect and connect to the camera and you're done.


Bump for this thread. Ive tried the above and it connects just fine, but as soon i open the eos app that's when it drops connection. (Internet connect is unstable) I already deleted and re installed the app and still nothing. I even went to the local photo store and couldn't figure it out either. Seems like the app is sh*t? :mad:


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Jan 13, 2014 12:40 |  #15

I think its a bug.

Disable your mobile data connection and try again.

The app itself works fine, but could use some improvement.


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