09-11-2020 01:59 PM
My new R6 will not detect or find my home WiFi (or any other wifi) network. It shows "Search fo access points" and "Searching..." and then nothing.
It *will* allow the phone to connect to it, if I use the "connect to smartphone" method (this is where the camera starts it's own wifi nertwork). But I cannot connet to my wifi to, e.g., transfer via ftp, as I did with my 5D4. I have tried with both 5GHz and 2.4GHz wifi networks.
This is the second camera with this symptom (the first one wouldn't even allow the local connection). Canon support told me to send the first one back.
I have updated the firmware to 1.1.1. No difference.
Any ideas? Surely I can't be the only one. My phone can see multiple wifi networks.
04-23-2021 03:55 PM
I have exactly the same issue; can connect to phone, but not to wifi, and after choosing to search for access point, it just sits there without anything seemingly happening.
The built in Wi-Fi inside of cameras is not fully networkable. It merely uses the same technology to communicate with another device, NOT A NETWORK. Look at the Wi-Fi as a substitute for Bluetooth or NFC, but has a longer wireless range.
04-23-2021 04:25 PM
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07-09-2021 01:22 PM
Hey I just downloaded the 1.4 R6 firmware and the WiFi works now! Finally!
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