One of the issues with WFT-E6

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One of the issues with the Canon WFT-E6 wi-fi module is configuring and setting it up to communicate with the iPad or iPhone. There are a number of variables that need to be set before it will talk to the iPad. So if you are having problems here is my guide to how I managed to connect two WFT-6s to an iPad pro.

The following photographs show what settings I have used to enable the 1Dx & WFT-E6 to work with an iPad running ShutterSnitch.

In the Communications settings menu, enable the Communication Function.

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Choose the Set Up option

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Choose the Set that you wish to use, I used Set 1 for the iPad as it is the most commonly used, You could also set up other sets for iPhones or other devices.

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Select Change to change the settings. Choose Change Settings Name to change its name.

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Choose Lan type Wireless

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then go back to LAN Settings (and choose TCP/IP and make the changes as shown in the image above, be careful these need to be precise as a single digit transposed or incorrectly entered will stop it from working. After entering details go back up the menus and choose FTP server.

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Choose Target Server and enter the details for the ShutterSnitch installation on the iPad.

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Enter the i.p. address for ShutterSnitch

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Enter the login name for ShutterSnitch, the default login is snitch plus the password that you entered in ShutterSnitch when you first set it up.

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Leave the Target Folder as per the default.

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Use the men button to go back up the menu levels & choose Wireless LAN settings (this is useful if you wish to use multiple cameras so that you can give each one an identifiable SSID name.

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I have mine identified as WFT-A & WFT-B and have marked with a Sharpie which camera/WFT combo is which.

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In Advanced settings choose Ad Hoc 11b/g

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Then use the Confirm Settings to review the changes that you have made.

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Ok so that is the camera settings done, now power up the iPad and go to settings & in Wi-Fi look for your Cameras SSID name. Connect to it, it will say something like ‘No Internet Connection are you sure?” click Yes and join.

Once connected click on the blue i next to the network name and manually enter the IP details.

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Fire up Shutter Snitch and you should be ready to go. Good Luck.

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Having recently upgraded to a smart phone it only seemed sensible that I upgrade from a rather dodgy “3” Dongle, which works more less as and when it feels like it, frequently showing zero signal which connected & sending images, then minutes later showing full strength signal whilst dropping the connection, so a cheap mifi is the order of the day, meaning that I also am not tying up a valuable USB port whilst wiring images.

Bloody Typical

IMG_0005You upgrade your camera equipment, and then you have to upgrade the lap-top as well because it can’t cope with the mahooosive files. I guess it needed to be done, the old MacBook Pro was getting a little tired, even with maxed out RAM & a SSD it really wan’t cutting it. So the replacement laptop has a 512gb SSD & 16gb RAM, I have taken it back to OSX 10.7 as everything works & I am reluctant to do Apples Beta testing for them.

Not sure that I can keep up with all this new technology, new camera, new phone new laptop,

That’s even betterer…..

appl_mb_2006Upgraded the memory in my “new” Mackbook Pro last week, up to the maximum it can handle, (3GB) and the thing absolutely flies, Photoshop CS4 opens in a couple of seconds, transfering images from PhotoMechanic to PSCS4 takes less than a second. RAW files transfer in about a second, so it is substantially quicker than the old G4 Powerbook.

Tomorrow it will get tested in anger, as I am covering AFC Wimbledon versus Cambridge United, so will will see how it stands up.

I did temporarily upgrade to OSX 10.6 but for some reason the 3G modem is not supported so it is impossible to wire, if anyone has any workarounds for the HUAWEI 3G USB dongle (on the 3 network) I’d be pleased to hear from you.

Blimey, that’s better

appl_mb_2006My old G4 Powerbook really is on it’s last legs, So I have been hunting for a replacement, but couldn’t justify spending the best part of 2 grand on a new MacBook Pro.

So a few days watching ebay and I saw a few likely candidates, but they went for silly money. However a search of Gumtree and I found a MacBook Pro, 2.33ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo machine, with 2GB RAM, 320GB Hard disk in near mint condition with box and original disks and paperwork, in fact the remote control had never even been taken out of the box. All for £650, a quick haggle and £600 notes change hands, Deal Done!

I have spent the last day or so installing all of the software that I require, and I am gobsmacked at the difference in performance, I probably shouldn’t be too surprised, my old G4 1Ghz Powerbook is at least 6 years old, and whilst it has been upgraded in terms of memory and hard disk space, the processor was the weak link.

Damned and Blast

g4You will see in a couple of days a new post for a job I did last week for the Star on Sunday in Turkey. Unfortunately, during that trip my Powerbook (an old G4 1Ghz Aluminium) took a bit of a tumble whilst waiting for an internal flight from Bodrum to Istanbul. Net result was that the machine would not reboot. Fortunately I had wired all of the images that I needed to from the hotel before I left.

Anyway on arrival home, I replaced various bits, swapped hard disks, memory and the such, but concluded that it must be the logic board. Damned expensive to replace, something like £500+. A quick trip to my preferred repair agents, called Backstage Services in Esher Click Here for their website, to drop the laptop off for repair on Monday morning. Monday lunch they confirmed my worst fears, but they could get an exchange logic board, supply and fit for £328.00 all inclusive. Even though it is a six year old laptop, I figured it was worth it, as a new one would be in excess of £1300, plus I would still need to recover all the images from the old hard disk.

They promised the part would be delivered Tuesday and installed ASAP.

Once again they delivered superb service and incredibly quickly as well, kudos to Backstage.