Flashair memory card with WIFI

SD card change overfoot.

 

What always annoyed me was that you had to fumble the Speidcherkarten from the camera to get the data on the PC. Or you had to use a USB cable for transmission. Remedy over Flashair is there a great thing.

flashair

What is Flashair? This is answered quickly, an SD memory card with either 16GB, -32GB or 64GB memory with built-in WIFI antenna.

When I saw that, it seemed like a solution for me. But the older Nikons have CompactFlash memory cards, so still had a CF-SD card adapter ago. Since I was quickly found on Amazon. My choice a lot on this adapter.

 adapter

For my FujiFilm FinePix S5 pro. I thought buy only a small memory card 16 GB should be enough. That's enough for more than 500 images as RAW data files and the corresponding jpg file. So both ordered fixed at Amazon. 3 days later, both arrived by mail. Since I was terribly curious, I first tried to get it started.

To properly initialize the card you need the Flashairtool and if necessary the update. So I downloaded both at Toshiba the Flashairtool installed on the PC and run the update over it. So the software was up to date. The Flashairkarte to configure so that they communicated with the tab or the phone was easy. So you could load and view the image data from the camera via mobile phone.

But that was not what I wanted. I wanted to access the network via a drive, and that was exactly what it was all about. I tried back and forth, it just did not work. To be able to do that, unfortunately, you have to do without my knowledge on the features with mobile phone or tab. I do not need that either. How do you get the card now that they log into the home network so the router.

 

The following steps are necessary.

1. Set the power saving time of the camera from a few seconds to 10min. If you do not change the time, it does not work.

2. If the settings were made with the Flashairtool, rewrite the configuration manually. I have the org. Config file in _old renamed so that I can retour again and again with the changes saved. This works with a normal editor.

Important: Save without extension!

 

org. Config file after setup with the tool: so you have to adjust it for you
 

[Vendor]

CIPATH=/DCIM/100__TSB/FA000001.JPG
APPMODE=6
APPNETWORKKEY=********
VERSION=F15DBW3BW4.00.03
CID=02544d535731364754d2e9e87b011c01
PRODUCT=FlashAir
VENDOR=TOSHIBA
APPSSID=flashair
LOCK=1
WEBDAV=1
TIMEZONE=4
DNSMODE=1
BRGSSID=Airflash16
BRGNETWORKKEY=********
APPAUTOTIME=600000

 

[Vendor]

CIPATH=/DCIM/100__TSB/FA000001.JPG
APPMODE=5
APPNETWORKKEY=euer WIFI Kennwort vom Router
VERSION=F15DBW3BW4.00.03
CID=02544d535731364754d2e9e87b011c01
PRODUCT=FlashAir
VENDOR=TOSHIBA
APPSSID=euer WIFI Netzwerkname
LOCK=1
WEBDAV=1
TIMEZONE=4
DNSMODE=1
BRGSSID=Airflash16
BRGNETWORKKEY=********
APPAUTOTIME=600000

 

2. The card is then assigned an IP via DHCP (must be enabled on the router) from the router. You can look it up in the router and tell him that he should always use this IP address for this card. Now you can easily install the card as a drive or disk via Webdav (add network drive).

Tip: the Laufwerg mouten after use and demounten otherwise it can lead to longer waiting times for the drive is still mounted but no longer exists (camera off). Because the PC then looks for the drive to possibly save something there. Since the drive is not there but you have to wait until the timeout.

On the map you can also access via Bowser by simply typing in the IP number there can be configuration points change.

 

!!! Attention: Do not format the card after customization otherwise you will lose your settings !!!

 

Now that everything was working (I had tested everything in the card reader which was right next to the Kammera) I noticed as soon as the card in the adapter and in the camera, the wireless connection deteriorates drastically. When the USB card reader is accessed via network, all the lamps are lit up and the transmission speed is set to 92Mbit. In the camera only one light and data flows as good as nothing.

So come back Card in and out.

Conclusion: thrown money out the window for me.