Setting up your connection

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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby Dtnorman » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:42 pm

To my knowledge, you Have to use MyFi. The ipad, as I understand it, will only connect in infrastructure mode, and for the camera and iPad to connect directly, the connection has to be adhoc, unless you connect through an existing network (e.g., infrastructure). This latter method negates, in my view, the advantages of Shuttersnitch.

So, for it to work, you need to 'jailbreak' the iPad, install MyFi, on follow the directions earlier on this section of the forum.

There may be other ways to make it work, but the (1) Canon5DmkII with wft-E4a, (2) jail broken iPad with MyFi, and (3) shutter snitch works as promised for me.

My best
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby melson » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:59 pm

Guys,

Good news. I was able to make my Canon 50D with WFT-E3A work with the iPad using ad-hoc connection. NO WiFi/MYFI NOR EYE-FI.

I only setup the wireless ad-hoc settings on my WFT and set the ip address on my WFT manually together with the Subnet mask and Default gateway. (e.g 192.168.1.5, 255.255.255.0 and 192.168.1.1)

I connected my iPad to the wireless ad-hoc connection and assigned the static ip add on the iPad(192.168.1.2, same SM and DG)

I then went setting up my FTP connection on the iPad with username "snitch" and using my own password... it is also using port 26000. My camera's WFT FTP connected to ShutterSnitch as FTP server successfully and I am able to tether my shots now.....
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby dtnorman » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:05 pm

Melson,

This is potentially good news and will have to try it myself. Thanks.
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby Cris » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:48 pm

Thanks melson! Awesome tip!

It's working a treat for me in ad-hoc mode direct from the 5D to the iPad!

It also seems to have solved my speed problems. Now getting picture from shutter release to iPad in about 5 seconds. Sweet!

I'm shooting with this setup in the studio next Tuesday, if I can I'll shoot a BTS video.

Cheers

Cris.
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby melson » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:32 am

Just another tip. U need to setup the connection manually on the WFT. The wireless ad-hoc setting on the WFT should be done first then connect your iPad to the ad-hoc network like the normal way you connect to a wireless network using your iPad. I know that the iPad doesn't have like a menu to setup the ad-hoc connection but i guess it it automatically does it job if the network is either infrastructure or adhoc.

You need to assign a default gateway on the WFT and iPad even if you are on ad-hoc connection. Its not working for me if i leave the default gateway on the ipad and WFT blank.

Please try this guys. This work for me. Im so happy that I only need my WFT to tether shots to the iPad....


Let me know if this work with you too guys...
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby TheBrew » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:00 am

Melson, you rock - thanks for contributing!
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby TheBrew » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:05 am

Cris wrote:I'm shooting with this setup in the studio next Tuesday, if I can I'll shoot a BTS video.


That would be cool!

If so, please share :)
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby sunnysix » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:47 am

Got it working!

Melson got me on the right track! Thanks!

Adhoc server from the WFT, Ipad with shuttersnitch listening in. No other necessary devices, just the Canon 5D M2, Canon WFT E4A and my Ipad 64GB WIFI(Not 3G!):D Tested the range, 50 Ft easy through doors and walls. I shoot away from the iPad, and by the time I walk back to it, the images are already there! Magic!

Some things to consider(as a network illiterate):

On the WFT Utility:

On the FTP Settings Tab, the server target should be the same on the ipad's static address, and shuttersnitch's listening IP.

It should aslo be identical to the TCP/IP server ID, except for the last number in the series (e.g. 192.168.1.1 on the TCP/IP, the target server and Ipad's static IP should be 192.168.1.2) Those are my actual settings, by the way, so it surely works.


Just to illustrate, here are my working settings:

My settings on the WFT Utility:

TCP/IP tab:

IP address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1

FTP Setting Tab:

Target Server: 192.168.1.2
Port Number: 26000

Wireless Lan Tab:

SSID: WFT Adhoc (This will come out as the name of the Adhoc Wifi Network)
Connection Method: Ad hoc 11g
Channel: 11

On the Ipad:

Once the WFT is turned on, the Ipad should automatically discover the WFT Adhoc Network thru WIFI.
Go to the settings tab and input on the static IP:

IP address: 192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Router: 192.168.1.2

Wait a while for the connection to set up. The DHCP will eventually change to the same as the static's settings. This has to happen first before continuing to shuttersnitch.

Open shuttersnitch, log on as superuser using your password.

Open a collection(you can only connect if you're inside a collection) and look at the listening info.

If you followed everything carefully, the listening info should register as:

IP address: 192.168.1.2
Port: 26000

Then you're good to go!

Works like a charm for me!

Thanks to all those who contributed!

PS. shuttersnitch is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! Especially the crop overlay feature which is EXTREMELY useful! I hope more features will come in!
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby sunnysix » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:14 am

Edit this part:

On the Ipad:

Once the WFT is turned on, the Ipad should automatically discover the WFT Adhoc Network thru WIFI.
Go to the settings tab and input on the static IP:

IP address: 192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Router: 192.168.1.1
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Re: Setting up your connection

Postby Melson » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:21 am

Great to know SunnySix that you got yours working. ShutterSnitch really rocks.

Btw. Another tip that when transferring your files to your computer. You may not need iTunes installed on the machine. Just do another adhoc wirless setup on your machine wireless adapter, or, if your iPad is connected to your home/office network just open your computer internet browser and type the ip address of ipad. Before u type the ip address, u need to make sure at shuttersnitch is already open. My ipad's ip add is 192.168.1.40. On your computer's internet browser, just type on the address bar ftp://192.168.1.40:2600 and hit return. This time it will ask for your shuttersnitch username and password. Just type them and your in, u can copy files directly from the ipad wirelessly.
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