Multiple FlashAir Cards in Network

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Multiple FlashAir Cards in Network

Postby dr_tiv » Mon May 13, 2019 3:21 pm

I'm successfully using a FlashAir W04 in STA mode with Shuttersnitch. We have multiple people using Shuttersnitch in the same network. With the older EyeFi Cards we could set Shuttersnitch to connect to just one EyeFi card so we had one iPad connected to only one EyeFi Card. This way if different photographers shoot at the same time the photos will only come up in their iPad. How can I do this with FlashAir cards in STA mode? I know each FlashAir card need different APPNAMEs but how do I set our iPads to only connect to one FlashAir card (in STA mode) on the same network and not import photos from the others? Please note, using STA (Station) mode is important to us as we simultaneously MirrorCast our iPad Screens to large TVs.

My Current Config File in my FlashAir looks as follows:
[Vendor]
CIPATH=/DCIM/100__TSB/FA000001.JPG
ID=FLASHAIR
APPMODE=5
APPNAME=flashair
APPSSID=ShuttersnitchPhotographers
APPNETWORKKEY=**********
VERSION=F15DBW3BW4.00.03
CID=02544d455945464955f2c06f7b011c01
PRODUCT=FlashAir
VENDOR=TOSHIBA
DHCP_Enabled=YES
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Re: Multiple FlashAir Cards in Network

Postby TheBrew » Mon May 13, 2019 3:45 pm

Currently ShutterSnitch will connect to any card it finds. But I'll see if I can't change that. Will post back when I have more info. :)
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Re: Multiple FlashAir Cards in Network

Postby dr_tiv » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:10 am

Will post back when I have more info. :)

Really appreciate it TheBrew. I'm running courses (and have a YouTube Channel "DrTiv") for dental/medical photography and having this feature will allow me to recommend your app for wifi transfers that are easy to set up (even in practices with multiple practitioners). Infrastructure Wifi is important as the iPad is both connected to the FlashAir (via Shuttersnitch) and Mirroring the iPad screen to a ChromeCast TV at the same time for patient communication. Can't wait for an update :-)
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Re: Multiple FlashAir Cards in Network

Postby TheBrew » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:55 am

Oh no, I've been so swamped I forgot to post back here..

I added support for this in version 4.7.2 so you can do it right now. It works by letting you choose which cards to ignore.

To ignore a card, you'll have to have been connected to it at least once since installing version 4.7.2 or above. Once you've been connected, it'll show up in the in-app settings -> Advanced page -> Discovered Wi-Fi Cards.
In that list you can choose to not receive from the card(s) by flipping the switch. If you have a lot of cards you can also swipe the row to rename the card to something more descriptive than just "Toshiba FlashAir".

Since this can get really cumbersome if you have 20 iPads and 20 cards you have to configure, here's what I would do:

* Start out with 1 iPad and have ShutterSnitch detect the first card.
* Go to the in-app settings -> Advanced page -> Discovered Wi-Fi Cards and swipe from right-to-left on the card for the option to rename to what you'd like to call it.
* Toggle the green switch-button OFF so ShutterSnitch won't connect to it.
* Repeat for all the other cards.
* Now that you have registered all the cards, go to in-app settings -> Advanced page -> Share Configuration and check the 'Settings' row. Then Share the configuration to your computer (or some place that has a text-editor application).
* Edit the configuration file (it's just text) and remove all other settings, so it only includes the DiscoveredWiFiCards information. Example:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
   <key>Settings</key>
   <dict>
      <key>DiscoveredWiFiCards</key>
      <dict>
         <key>ec21e5c50123</key>
         <dict>
            <key>disabled</key>
            <true/>
            <key>lastSeen</key>
            <real>581071077.817752</real>
            <key>name</key>
            <string>Brian's Card</string>
         </dict>
         <key>ec21e5c54567</key>
         <dict>
            <key>disabled</key>
            <true/>
            <key>lastSeen</key>
            <real>581071362.647873</real>
            <key>name</key>
            <string>Buddy's Card</string>
         </dict>
      </dict>
   </dict>
</dict>
</plist>

* You now have a configuration file that you can send to the remaining 19 iPads to import all the cards. Afterwards, on each iPad, go into in-app settings -> Advanced page -> Discovered Wi-Fi Cards and turn on just the card(s) you wan't to receive from on that device.
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Re: Multiple FlashAir Cards in Network

Postby TheBrew » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:05 am

Oh, and if you make a video featuring ShutterSnitch be sure to post a link. I'd love to see that. :)
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