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Registered: ‎09-26-2016

Cannot connect G5X to a PC via wifi

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I am trying to estabish a wireless link from my G5X to a PC.


The camera sees and connects to the access point of my router and then sees the names of the computers connected to the router.


The latest Canon Camera Window software is installed on the PCs. Two are WIn10 Pro and one is an old WIn7 Pro,


None of the PCs can establish a Camera WIndow connection.


I used to be able to do this with a now sold SX-60.


I note that the GFX shows up as a device under WIndows 10, IP Address Cannot be accessed by browser. But obviously Win10 sees the camera. Might Camera WIndow might be incompatible with the G5X?????


The G5X has no issues connecting to an iPhone.


Any suggestions will be appreciated.


I could, of course, pop the SD card and read from that into the computers or attach a USB cord, But sometimes it is convenient to have the wireless link.






I finally got it to work.


I must have read the Canon instructions on WIFI setup 20 times but never ran the COntorl Panel/Add Devices to get the G5X driver installed.


And then, once it was installed, I never got the autorun popup selection as I generally have autorun turned off.


Once that was fixed and I went through a restart, the process works.




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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-22-2017

Re: Cannot connect G5X to a PC via wifi

Don't feel alone, I read and tried the step with no avail then read your post and it dawned on me that you actually have to click on the "Add" button. Works like a charm now.




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