Thanks...I see that, trying to get confirmation that this works before buying it.
Wi-Fi is a waste of time on entry level DSLRs. It does not live up to people’s expectations.
It is slower than a USB cable. It is only good for transferring small JPEGs to a smart device, so you can share it on social media. In other words, the DSLR becomes a “high performance” substitute for the camera built into your smart device.
My advice is do not waste time and money making a Rebel T5 Wi-Fi enabled. If you want a “Wi-Fi” ready camera then buy one that already has it built in. Be forewarned that “Wi-Fi Enabled” does not directly translate into “networkable.”
I get your point, but please understand that (while I can take generally good pictures) I am not a professional or heavy user of my camera so spending several hundred more dollars for, say, an EOS T6 or T7 just to get WIFI capability is not a good investment for me right now, especially when the T6 is really a slightly upgraded EOS T5 with WIFI capability from what I can see. All I want to do is to be able to take a picture on my camera and see the picture on my tablet so I can get a very good and real time view of my pictures so I know if I need to make adjustments, rather than to find out I spent the whole day taking bad pictures or my pictures could have been better. Here is a sample of what I can do with my EOS T5 and the Eye-Fi Card (which is now supported by Keenai, which is discontinuing service on this soon).
You are correct. A T6 does seem to be a T5 with the addition of Wi-Fi. A T7 seems to be a T6 with a higher resolution sensor. But, they both have functioning Wi-Fi that is supported by Canon. If your Eye-Fi card works for what you need, that’s GREAT.
The usage scenario that you describe is pretty much the same as what I describe. You take one photo at a time, and transfer it to a smart device immediately after taking the shot. That is really all that Wi-Fi in an entry level DSLR is actually good for. For transferring large numbers of files at, Wi-Fi is way too slow, much slower than a USB cable.
Many people want to remotely control the camera, which can be done in a limited way. You cannot control video modes remotely. You cannot transfer RAW files to some devices, just JPG files.