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Has anyone used a Wi-Fi adapter on Nikon D3200?

Does it work, is it worth the money?

Any help most appreciated

Janet

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I have the WU-1b for my Nikon D610. As reviewers warned it doesn't work very well. When I'm at home my iPhone prefers my home network to the one the adapter uses. It  seems to prefer files that are less than 5mb and often disconnects. Also I haven't yet found a way to prevent it from disconnecting after the first photo has transferred.Maybe I missed something in the settings?

 

I haven't yet tried it in the field. Perhaps once I'm away from my home network, in a place with fewer wi-fi networks, it would work better.

 

 

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I think I have to use the WU-1a for mine but thanks for the info

Janet

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I haven't tried the adapter, but for transferring images in the field I use an OTG cable, which you can connect to a USB socket on compatible phones and tablets for transferring photos, if that's of any help to you?

 

Geoff.

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Thanks Geoff it will help me but as I'm still learning I'll have to  Google it.

Janet 

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You're welcome Janet. You can get them on Amazon and Ebay easily, but your phone/tablet needs to be one that is compatible with connecting like that. I think most newer ones are but it's best to check. Also the type of socket used for the end that connects to the phone is something to check on, to make sure you get the correct OTG cable.

 

Once you have the OTG (On The Go) cable, you connect one end to your phone and the other to the same cable that you'd usually connect from your camera to computer. I hope I'm making sense.  :)

 

Geoff.

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52 minutes ago, GS-Images said:

I haven't tried the adapter, but for transferring images in the field I use an OTG cable, which you can connect to a USB socket on compatible phones and tablets for transferring photos, if that's of any help to you?

 

Geoff.

 

I'm sure a wired connection is preferable. I have the camera kit for my original iPad and it transfers photos quickly without a hitch. I probably should've spend my money on this Lightning to USB Adapter.

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Thank you both I'll give anything a go but any one who's tried the adapter I would love your advice

Janet

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We gave a granddaughter a D3200 a couple of Christmases ago, in a package that included another lens, the wifi adapter, and other stuff. She likes using it to transfer to her iphone, but I don't know beyond that.

 

You didn't say exactly what you wanted to use it for, but if you're talking about transferring images from camera to computer, nothing beats sticking the SD card into an inexpensive card reader that's plugged into the computer's USB port.

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Thanks Bill

I didn't think of that. Might go that way if no joy with adapter

Janet

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And if you have a USB 3 port, make sure you get a USB 3 card reader. Much faster

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Bill

Thanks for the advice 

Janet

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Eyefi Mobi Pro 32GB WiFi SDHC CARD:

I've been looking at this as a possible solution. Looks useful but no idea if it does what it says on the tin. Anyone using it, or similar?

 

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