09-23-2015 10:08 PM
Canon Utilities Image Transfer Utility Version 22.214.171.124 allows me to transfer photos to my computer successfully via wifi. But if the computer does not have an Internet connection, it fails to connect through WiFi. Specifically, I get to the "Connected device:" message on the camera, with the computer name, but after waiting, I get a "Connection Failed" message.
If I am only moving images from the local camera, to the local computer via wifi, why is an Internet connection required?
Are other people experiencing this? If so, does it bother you? What if you're traveling and need to unload your camera to your laptop so you can take more pictures? Do you think this is a software bug? If so, how are bugs like this reported?
09-24-2015 10:01 AM
I can't help with the wifi issue, but if you are travelling and have both the camera and the computer in front of you I would recommend that you use the card reader in the computer or cable connection for faster and more reliable image transfer.
09-24-2015 11:14 AM - edited 09-24-2015 11:17 AM
> card reader in the computer or cable connection
Thanks for that idea, John.
The USB connection does allow the Camera Window to work (haven't tried yanking the SD card, but I'm sure that would work too, but of course without the convenience of the Camera Window software).
Still, I guess it bugs me that within the price of the camera is the cost of the WiFi radio and it's supporting firmware, yet the WiFi function is "engineered" in a way that is useless in a very common situation.
09-24-2015 11:21 AM
09-24-2015 05:39 PM