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| p.2 #10 · How many 6D owners using WiFi? |
I have it working now. Instead of mucking around with my main home network router, I powered up an unused Cisco WRV-210 router and plugged it in temporarily to my notebook's LAN port to get immediate access to the Router setup page via Firefox at the local IP address of 192.168.1.1
I couldn't remember what administrator password I had setup on the Cisco router, so I pressed the reset button on the back for ten seconds and used the default user name and password of admin.
I setup the WiFi on the router with a password, disconnected the LAN cable from the notebook and connected the notebook via WiFi.
Then I enabled the WiFi on the camera and went through all steps necessary to make it connect to the router.
Then I started the WFTPairing software on the notebook, and BOOM! it immediately informed me a new camera had been detected. So, I selected the camera and pressed Connect and now the EOS utility and the WiFi functions are working properly.
To make sure though, I rebooted the Notebook computer, and tried it again. After getting to the desktop, I ran the WFTPairing software again (there is an option in the EOS Utility to add the WFTPairing.exe to your startup folder so it's runs whenever you start up - but I haven't done that yet.
The WFTPairing software didn't ask me to do anything. No camera was listed in the box, but the EOS Utility recognized the camera was connected and all the options that were initially greyed-out - came to life after a minute or two.
Apparently the WFTPairing window only shows camera's that haven't been "connected" at least once on any particular computer. After the first time, it remembers the camera.
So, everything is now working as it should. I'm about to connect my XP computer to this Cisco router using a LAN cable to see if in fact it was a Router issue and not a Windows XP issue. I'll let you know later if this was successful.