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Registered: ‎06-04-2019

Help needed - How to wirelessly connect Canon T7i to my MacBook?

Hello!

 

I recently purchased a new, Canon T7i and I'm in need of some help.  I was able to easily connect to my iPhone via WiFi and Bluetooth using the Canon Connect app.

 

I downloaded the Canon EOS Utility and want to be able to wirelessly connect to my MacBook Pro to do picture transfers, remote control, etc.

 

When I open the launcher it opens but no camera to select is shown.  I'm running macOS High Sierra v10.13.6

 

I must be doing something wrong.  Can anyone advise on this?

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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: Help needed - How to wirelessly connect Canon T7i to my MacBook?

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You used to not be able to connect to a computer via wi-fi. I have to check on the T7i.

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Re: Help needed - How to wirelessly connect Canon T7i to my MacBook?

Did you enable wi-fi on the camera?

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Re: Help needed - How to wirelessly connect Canon T7i to my MacBook?

Yes I did enable WIFI on the camera.  That's how I set it up on my iPhone and then added bluetooth capability as well.

 

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Re: Help needed - How to wirelessly connect Canon T7i to my MacBook?

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Occasional Contributor
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Re: Help needed - How to wirelessly connect Canon T7i to my MacBook?

I have a wireless router in the room and the iPhone had no problem whatsoever connecting.  

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Re: Help needed - How to wirelessly connect Canon T7i to my MacBook?

I suggest you call Canon, they can walk you through it. It is hard to do this remotely.

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Re: Help needed - How to wirelessly connect Canon T7i to my MacBook?

I called Canon and got it up and running.  I was not creating the camera network in my WIFI settings.  Once I did that it connected just fine.

 

Interestingly though, I wanted to connect for remote operation but for downloading as well.  It turns out that it's easier anzd faster to just download via USB cable connection.

 

At least I know how to do it if I want or need to. Thanks to all for your assistance.

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