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Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: EOS 80D WiFi Connection issue


@Waddizzle wrote:

This image is from Canon's literature on the EOS 80D.  People hear the word "wireless" and think networkable.  I did it, too.

 

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The camera behaves more like a bluetooth device than a networkable device.  I don't see a PC in the illustration.  Do you?


The main concern in any WiFi "pairing" is who gets to be the access point and who gets to be the client. A 6D, if I understand it correctly, can be either. Phones and PCs generally prefer to be clients, so it's simplest to configure the camera as an access point. But if the object is to get out to the Internet, you pretty well have to have the camera be the client, in which case the phone or PC has to be an access point and effectively function as a router. It's usually possible, but you need to really know what you're doing.

Bob
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Re: EOS 80D WiFi Connection issue


 


The main concern in any WiFi "pairing" is who gets to be the access point and who gets to be the client. A 6D, if I understand it correctly, can be either. Phones and PCs generally prefer to be clients, so it's simplest to configure the camera as an access point. But if the object is to get out to the Internet, you pretty well have to have the camera be the client, in which case the phone or PC has to be an access point and effectively function as a router. It's usually possible, but you need to really know what you're doing.


The access point in this relationship the wireless router. The uPNP client runs on the PC and scans the network looking for the camera, which has joined the network in the exact same way the PC has. The uPNP client registers the camera as a device on the PC and brokers your requests to it (whether they are from the EOS Utility app or not is irrelevant).

 

The problem the users have here is that either the uPNP client is misbehaving entirely, or the pairing code is not working correctly after a recent update to Windows 10. Hopefully Canon reads these forums and realizes there is a problem, and gets it fixed.

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Re: EOS 80D WiFi Connection issue

The best path would be to call Canon at 1-800-OK -CANON.
John Hoffman
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Re: EOS 80D WiFi Connection issue


@jrhoffman75 wrote:
The best path would be to call Canon at 1-800-OK -CANON.

Yeah, I get that. I just do not feel like sitting on the phone, reinstalling applications I have already reinstalled, and going through all of the motions some technical support person will ask me to do.

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Re: EOS 80D WiFi Connection issue

That may or may not happen. Looks like the alternative is guaranteed no resolution thoughSmiley Happybecauseno one here seems to have an answer.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: EOS 80D WiFi Connection issue

I'd like to call but I'm located in Poland Smiley Happy
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Re: EOS 80D WiFi Connection issue


@ikovalyov wrote:
I'd like to call but I'm located in Poland Smiley Happy

I'm surprised that Canon doesn't have a presence there. Warszawa is considered a world-class city, no?

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@ikovalyov wrote:
I'd like to call but I'm located in Poland Smiley Happy

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Re: EOS 80D WiFi Connection issue

Thank you, Waddizzle
The issue is that I don't know Polish (I'm kinda tourist) So I believe USA forum will be able to give me much more support Smiley Happy
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Re: EOS 80D WiFi Connection issue

I found that the smaller "pairiing" window that pops up can sit there for 10-25 seconds before your camera name appears. 

 

I was having a problem with EOS Utility after I managed to make a connection on my desktop (Windows 7).  I could see that my camera was recognized as a wireless connection (just like my router connecting me to my ISP) but I couldn't get EOS Utility to do anything but show me the "pair devices" screen.  I'd exit the utility and restart but always the same thing. 

 

Finally, I unintalled EOS Utility and reinstalled it an that solved the problem. Now, with the connection established, when I re-launch EOS Utility I get the main screen which allows me to transfer my files.

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