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Help with Canon Wireless Transmitter WFT-E8A
Keith Lucas, Photographer
Verona | VA | USA | Posted: 10:46 PM on 11.13.16
->> I need some guidance on using the wireless transmitter with my 1DX Mark II. I connected the transmitter and logged into the arena network. Client logged in, started the Canon Camera Connect App. App did not show my camera...in face it says camera not connected. We tried it on his mifi and again, I connected camera and he connected phone. Yet we do not see my camera on the app. What am I missing here? I was able to connect direct with my iPad....but not feasible as the plan is to use these images for their social media accts and we do not want to log in to them via my iPad (thats another story).

So for those of you that have connected or regularly use this, PLEASE can you help me? What actually causes his device to see my camera?
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Tim Cowie, Photographer, Photo Editor
Davidson | NC | USA | Posted: 7:56 AM on 11.14.16
->> Did the school IT department give you access without requiring authentication? Most school wifi requires a webbased authentication, which your camera can't do.
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Tim Cowie, Photographer, Photo Editor
Davidson | NC | USA | Posted: 7:59 AM on 11.14.16
->> I hit enter too soon. From your description, I am thinking you need to create an AdHoc network with your phone and your phone is logged into the school wifi, not your camera. Your camera sends images to phone/app and your phone or iPad app uploads photo to whatever source you want it eventually to go to.
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Keith Lucas, Photographer
Verona | VA | USA | Posted: 12:17 PM on 11.14.16
->> Not sure that is issue Tim....could be but the camera does seem to log in and grab an IP address...But also when we used the jet pack MiFI which is not directly linked to school, I could not seem to see where my contact could select the camera.

Does that make sense?
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Keith Lucas, Photographer
Verona | VA | USA | Posted: 2:10 PM on 11.14.16
->> Tim....I think I see what you mean now. That actually may the issue with using the school guest network.

Gives me something to investigate. I didn't mean to dismiss your solution...Guess I Wasn't following what you meant but I see it now! Thanks for possible workaround!
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Daniel Malmberg, Photographer
Huskvarna | Sweden | Sweden | Posted: 3:55 PM on 11.14.16
->> I have connected my 1Dx mkII to my iPhone using the app.
The easiest way to do it is to use the "ad hoc" option.
Preferably you do the setup with the "connection wizard".
Manual can be found here:
http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/2/0300023022/01/wfte8-im-en.pdf
/Daniel.
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Daniel Malmberg, Photographer
Huskvarna | Sweden | Sweden | Posted: 6:21 PM on 11.15.16
->> Keith! First of all, I´m sorry that i was a bit to quick with my previous post.

That said. I just tried doing the same thing on two different WLAN:s
(My home/office WLAN and my "Mifi"/4G Hotspot).
I used the "connection wizard" and it worked just fine in both cases.

Did you use the "connection wizard"?
If so, did you use the option for a automatic IP-address?
Having "some" experience from working with IT and networks.
The most probably reasons for your problems are supposedly some kind off firewall/blocked ports.
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Keith Lucas, Photographer
Verona | VA | USA | Posted: 8:07 AM on 11.16.16
->> Daniel, not a problem....We are all busy. I just appreciate your attempt to help.

I did use the connection wizard. At one client there is an authentication issue as Tim said...However last night I was at a place where it appeared to have access and I was NOT able to get connect either. It is definitely frustrating and positive its just my inexperience with the network set up issues.....
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 8:41 AM on 11.16.16
->> Keep in mind, that many big WiFi setups are configured to prevent clients from seeing each other as a security measure.

For example our guest WiFi at the paper only allows connected clients to get out to the internet, but not to see internal servers or even other users on the guest network.

I would always go into an arena assuming this is how they have it setup until I can test and prove otherwise.
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 8:42 AM on 11.16.16
->> Also one way around this might be to configure your camera/transmitter to push photos out to an FTP server.

Then the client can connect to the same FTP server to browse photos instead of trying to connect directly to your camera.
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Keith Lucas, Photographer
Verona | VA | USA | Posted: 11:23 AM on 12.17.16
->> OK....I have tried everything i know and still no success.....

I am on a MacBook pro with Sierra....

1- I know I can just turn on remote login through sharing....Anything else I need to do to make the MacBook act as an ftp server?

2- Settings on transmitter?camera.....I have tried everything I know...which honestly is NOT a lot in terms of networking....

Can anyone walk me through the process....?I think everything above is accurate....cant connect via my clients network because it is a web authentication....so....? HELP?

I did have an offer to help me BUT I could not make the connection via phone between his schedule and mine at the time....I would appreciate someone that has experience in this helping me....
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Stephen Brashear, Photographer, Assistant
Seattle | WA | USA | Posted: 3:10 PM on 12.17.16
->> Keith,

Hello. To setup your laptop to run as an FTP server you will need to enter the following into terminal: sudo -s launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist

Enter your password and it should work. Apple removed the ability to setup computers as FTP servers from the system preferences when it released Mountain Lion, presumably for security reasons.
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Tim Cowie, Photographer, Photo Editor
Davidson | NC | USA | Posted: 7:56 PM on 12.17.16
->> Kevin - the problem with FTP server is that people can't "browse" photos, they have to download each one to see them.

That's the only thing I don't like about FTP
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Tim Cowie, Photographer, Photo Editor
Davidson | NC | USA | Posted: 7:57 PM on 12.17.16
->> Keith -

Once you set up your computer as a FTP is there a way to automatically ingest photos via Photomechanic so that they can be handled via PM?
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Keith Lucas, Photographer
Verona | VA | USA | Posted: 9:18 PM on 12.17.16
->> Thanks Stephen..will give it a try.... Tim, I don't think so...However I do know there is a way to set the transmitter to only upload the images you choose using the set button via the transmitter/communication settings...

So if I am understanding right..I would set camera to ftp to the ftp server (my computer) and client would download images from my computer??? DO I need to be on wifi that the client is on?

Keith
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Stephen Brashear, Photographer, Assistant
Seattle | WA | USA | Posted: 12:12 AM on 12.18.16
->> Tim-

If you have open the folder in Photo Mechanic to which you uploading the folder, 'ingest' the photo automatically. It won't add metadata though.
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Tim Cowie, Photographer, Photo Editor
Davidson | NC | USA | Posted: 10:24 AM on 12.19.16
->> My problem is that you can't get PM to recognize a FTP folder.
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Stephen Brashear, Photographer, Assistant
Seattle | WA | USA | Posted: 6:37 PM on 12.19.16
->> Tim-

I'm not sure what you mean by an FTP folder. From my experience, PM will open any folder.
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Tim Cowie, Photographer, Photo Editor
Davidson | NC | USA | Posted: 9:16 PM on 12.19.16
->> Unless you make your computer into an FTP server and have images saved into a folder on said computer, you are not able to log into a FTP site (a client for instance) and view the FTP as a folder. Thus, PM will not be able to open that FTP folder.
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