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Re: Powershot G7XII wifi connection Windows10

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My camera still wont connect after taking all of these steps. My computer doesn't even recognize it. I'm using windows 10. I just shut off my vpn and it came up on my laptop but now it disconnects in seconds. I dont know what else to do.

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Registered: ‎10-22-2017

Re: Powershot G7XII wifi connection Windows10

Hello meme1109

 

My previous post was wrong. Problem is not solved! True it seemed to work for a few days, but I'm back to square one. But there is more: I've had some technical advice. (Any tech guys out there, please contradict if I'm wrong). It seems that (unllike the connection to my printer), the camera wifi connection goes via Canon servers, instead of directly to my router. In other words, the photos I'm trying to send to my computer are being uploaded first to Canon servers and then downloaded to my computer via my router. So the problem isn't just that Canon servers aren't doing their job, but also that your photos are being sent out to the internet. By contrast, my wifi printer connection (also Canon) is closed: ie it's just my computer, my printer and my router: it doesn't get uploaded to Canon servers first.

This doesn't help getting wifi to work with our G7X, but it might make us think twice: do we really want our photos out there on the internet?

If Canon reads this, can you please explain why the technology for connecting my printer won't work with my camera (ie a closed system). Thanks

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Re: Powershot G7XII wifi connection Windows10

I did buy the G9X II especially because I wanted wireless image transfer to my PC. But I cannot get the camera work with my PC. Why the heck do I need special software and why can't I simply get the camera to connect to the network as a simple network share? My G9X sees the network and it gets itself a valid IP from it. But my w10 box does not see it and the **bleep**ty camerawindow software just dies with "Cannot detect camera", no troubleshooting step, re-connect or the like. No surprise that smart phones take over when the software support for stand-alone cameras is so poor. The screen on my G9X says "Searching" for device until it timeouts. When I tell my PC to add a new device it does not find anything. I even have disabled all shield on my kaspersky internet security but still no camera detection. I had it working once last week but it did not work when I tried it again today. The camera was still listed in the devices and printers but no connection. I then removed the camera from the devices list but since then all my attempts to get it back failed. What a poor software.
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Registered: ‎06-26-2019

Re: Powershot G7XII wifi connection Windows10

I did buy the G9X II especially because I wanted wireless image transfer to my PC. But I cannot get the camera work with my PC.

Why the heck do I need special software and why can't I simply get the camera to connect to the network as a simple network share?

My G9X sees the network and it gets itself a valid IP from it. My PC is on the same network.

But my w10 does not see it and the **bleep**ty camerawindow software just dies with "Cannot detect camera", no troubleshooting step, re-connect or the like.

No surprise that smart phones take over when the software support for stand-alone cameras is so poor.

The screen on my G9X says "Searching" for device until it timeouts.

When I tell my PC to add a new device it does not find anything.

I have disabled all shield on my kaspersky internet security but still no camera detection.

I had it working once last week but it did not work when I tried it again today.

The camera was still listed in the devices and printers but no connection.

I then removed the camera from the devices list but since then all my attempts to get it back failed.

What a poor software.

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