Canon WFT-E1 configuration

Firstly ensure that you have the latest version of the WFT-E1 Utility software (version 2) as it comes with a Setup Wizard, download the latest one from Click Here for OSX and Click Here for Windows

Once downloaded and installed fire up the software and hit the new settings wizard, most of the settings will be automatically picked up by the software. The software will configure the Camera’s WLAN settings, TCP/IP and the FTP Server settings.

Clicking next will give you the opportunity of selecting the WiFi network from a list, hit the browse button and list of available networks appears as if by magic, or at least some form of trickery. Obviously you will need to have your Airport (Mac) or WiFi card switched on.


If you don’t know the SSID settings again the Software will interrogate the WiFi LAN, if you hit the search button. If this is a WiFi point you are going to use regularly hit the Infrastructure Connection Method.

Next specify the authentication method, if you have an open WiFi the choice is fairly simple. The next screen configures the TCP/IP details, 90% of installations shouldn’t need a user input, simply chose “obtain IP address automatically”.


The following screen requires the details of you local FTP server, if you know these details then enter them now, if you don’t you will need to find out them, in OSX go to the System Preferences application and click on “Network” choose “Airport” and then the TCP/IP Panel. Note the IP Address. Enter the IP address in the server box. Then enter the login information for the FTP server. OSX doesn’t support anonymous logins, some PC environments may.

Then test connection to ensure that the ftp server can be written to, upon completion you should get a message confirming success, if it takes more than a couple of seconds, it probably means that it will fail. There are no useful error messages to say why, you will need to double-check your settings.

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On the next screen enter the path to where you want the downloaded images to be stored. Again using the browse button will make things easier.

When you have finished running through the wizard, save the settings they will have a default name something like “nprofile.nif” copy this to a CF card or SD card and put in the camera with the WiFi transmitter installed and upload them to the camera. Hey presto one working WiFi transmitter.

The camera/WiFi combo is capable of storing several configurations so you can set up different ones for the office machine, a laptop and a PDA.

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