Setting up your connection

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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby sunnysix » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:10 pm

Hi folks!

Anyone got a walk-through for setting up the snitch on an Ipad to work with a Canon WFT E4/A and Canon 5D Mark II? Is it even supported at this time?

TIA!
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby TheBrew » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:13 pm

sunnysix wrote:Hi folks!

Anyone got a walk-through for setting up the snitch on an Ipad to work with a Canon WFT E4/A and Canon 5D Mark II? Is it even supported at this time?

TIA!


There's a problem with the current version, that fails the connection check that the WFT runs the first time you set it up. One user was able to run a setup via software on his WFT-E2.. But I don't think you have that option :( ?

The next version, that is currently in review with Apple, works out the box!
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5DmkII, WFT-E4A, IPad, MyFi --- HELP

Postby dtnorman » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:37 pm

Help, I think the answer in the previous post simply 'teases' me.

Will the new version (under review at Apple) allow the connection:
[list=]Canon 5D mark II
WFT-E4A wireless transmitter
IPad (3G)
Jailbreak
MyFi, as Ad hoc
[/list]

If it can be done now, can some kind, thoughtful soul enumerate ALL the steps, I'm bumfuzzled and frustrated?

Please
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby TheBrew » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:32 pm

That should work yes.

If someone has a workaround for the initial setup check, do tell :)

Is there a WFT utility for the 4e? Then perhaps running this will allow a setup.

Otherwise, just wait for the next release. Sorry about the teasing ;)
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby Dtnorman » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:14 pm

There is a WFT for w4a, but so far I haven't made it work.

Please
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby TheBrew » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:35 pm

Edit: Strike all of the following. Looks like it checks every times it transfers..

If I was reeeally desperate, and couldn't wait for the next version, I would try this: (Sorry if it's too much nerd-speak, but if it's not understandable, you shouldn't be doing it..)

1. Open ShutterSnitch and a collection - write down the IP.
2. Shut down the iPad. Really - shut it all the way down (hold down the power button and slide to power off).
3. Change your local computer TCP settings to a static IP - the IP you wrote down. Subnet mask is usually 255.255.255.0 or 255.255.0.0. (You could check the subnet mask before changing it to static settings, and use that).
4. Set up an FTP server on your local machine, running on port 26000, that allows the user "snitch" to connect with the password you used in ShutterSnitch.

Once this is up and running, we've made a "fake" iPad+ShutterSnitch. Now you can set up your WFT - make it connect to the IP, at port 26000, with the right credentials and test if it works.
Shut down / uninstall the FTP server, set the computer back to having a dynamically assigned IP via DHCP and turn on your iPad.

If you're lucky the DHCP server on your network will reassign the IP address to your iPad, and when you take pictures, they will be delivered to ShutterSnitch.

This will fail if the WFT suddenly decides to run the configuration-check again. But who knows, maybe it doesn't - until you enter the WFT setup again. ..so don't do that.


Sticky stuff - maybe it's best just to wait ;)
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5DmkII, WFT-E4A, IPad, MyFi --- HELP

Postby dtnorman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:48 pm

Now that 1.1.5 is out (thanks), can someone walk me through connection using the following:

1. Canon 5Dmk11, with WFT-E4a
2. iPad
3. MyWi (to get to Ad Hoc)
4. Shuttersnitch

Really, really want it to work, please. Thanks
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I did it! Thanks for 1.1.5

Postby dtnorman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:55 pm

I did it ... and very rapidly. Thanks for v1.1.5

First the equipment:
Canon 5Dmk11, with WFT-E4a
Ipad (happens to be 3G, but it doesn't matter)
Jailbreak (Spirit) -- not that I'd do that!
MyFi -- to allow Ad hoc

And, as well as I can remember (because I don't want to shut it down now), here's what I did:
Second, the set-up
On Ipad, Settings, shut down WiFi (to disconnect to household network)
Started MyFi, allow it to configure. (Note: Had previously set SSID to 'Ipad' channel 9
It found my household wireless, which I cancelled out of
Turned on Tethering in MyFi
Made note of the IP it brought up (it was, on mine, 16t9.254.82.2)

Turned on 5Dmk11 and WFT-E4a
Menu to WFT Settings
Connection Mode to FTP Transfer
Connection Wizard
Manual TCP/IP set to 169.254.82.2, subnet 255.255.0.0
Disable both Gateway and DNS
No IP security

Wireless was set to Ad hoc 11g
SSID as 'Ipad'
Channel 9
No encryption

FTP transfer address set to 169.254.82.4
Login name 'snitch'

Somewhere I disabled PASSIVE MODE

Password -- the SAME ONE AS YOU USE TO LOGIN AS SUPERUSER ON ShutterSnitch

Saved it as Set #X (your choice of 1 out of 5)

Enabled Automatic transfer

Did a sample shot and, OMG!, it worked.

I am so excited. Now to check range of WFT-E4a to Ipad.
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby TheBrew » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:27 pm

Beautiful :) Congrats!

And so nice to get some positive news today ;)

Thanks for the guide!
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby dtnorman » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:31 am

And, without really pushing it, I was able to move about 75 feet away (including the ipad being inside the house and I with the camera out) and still FTP to the ipad, although, unscientifically, it appeared to be slower.

Seems to work perfectly.
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