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can the 750d(T6i) connect to a computer via wifi? If no why not!

The 750 is able to connect to a smart phone via wifi, why not allow it to connect to a computer via wifi to the eos utility software. Is cannon that cheap to not programme such a function just because we bought a rebel? this is really annoying

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Re: can the 750d(T6i) connect to a computer via wifi? If no why not!

I don't have a WiFi-equipped camera, but the computer software does support communicating to the camera via WiFi.

 

If you've installed the latest versions of the Canon utility software (This is the software that would have come with your computer but you can download updates from Canon's support website) then run the EOS Utility Launcher (without connecting the camera via USB) and it should indicate that there's no camera connected and ask if you'd like to connect via WiFi.

 

Note that the WiFi equipped cameras are either USB -OR- WiFi... Not both at the same time.  When you enable WiFi, you'll find that you cannot connect to the computer via USB until you disable WiFi.

 

 

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Re: can the 750d(T6i) connect to a computer via wifi? If no why not!


@snoorelax wrote:

The 750 is able to connect to a smart phone via wifi, why not allow it to connect to a computer via wifi to the eos utility software. Is cannon that cheap to not programme such a function just because we bought a rebel? this is really annoying


For two devices to connect via standard WiFi protocols, one must be serving as an access point and the other as a client. Most smart phones can serve as either one; most computers can serve as a client only. Some cameras (the 6D, for instance) can apparently serve as either one and can therefore talk to either a smart phone or a computer. But if, as seems possible, your 750 can serve as a client only, that could explain why it can talk to a smart phone but not to a computer.

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Re: can the 750d(T6i) connect to a computer via wifi? If no why not!


@RobertTheFat wrote:

@snoorelax wrote:

The 750 is able to connect to a smart phone via wifi, why not allow it to connect to a computer via wifi to the eos utility software. Is cannon that cheap to not programme such a function just because we bought a rebel? this is really annoying


For two devices to connect via standard WiFi protocols, one must be serving as an access point and the other as a client. Most smart phones can serve as either one; most computers can serve as a client only. Some cameras (the 6D, for instance) can apparently serve as either one and can therefore talk to either a smart phone or a computer. But if, as seems possible, your 750 can serve as a client only, that could explain why it can talk to a smart phone but not to a computer.


Bob is correct about the need for an access point.  But, understand that if your laptop is already connected to your local LAN, which is an access point, then you will need to disconnect from your LAN and then reconnect to another access point....meaning your camera, if it is equipped to serve as a WiFi access point.

 

Just go with a USB cable when connecting to a laptop.  Otherwise, both your camera and your laptop may need to your local LAN, in order to communicate wirelessly.  Please note, the functionality of the EOS utility may be reduced when you are connected wirelessly to your camera.

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