- Category: Computers & Cameras
- Created on Friday, 21 January 2011 20:51
- Written by The DIY Hunter
Eye-Fi Connect X2 Wi-Fi 4G SDHC flash memory that is setup for use in a Nikon L110 camera.
With me getting an HS10 FujiFilm camera for my hunting and shooting adventures my wife was feeling a little camera envy... or maybe it was the fact that I wouldn't let her touch my camera, hmm... maybe. Anyway we purchased a Nikon L110 camera for her. It's a great camera with a 15x optical zoom, runs on AA batteries, takes 12MP photos and it just flat out takes great photos with no technical experience needed. Just what my wife needed. My FujiFilm HS10 is a lot more complicated and requires setting the camera into manual mode and adjusting the shutter speed to take good quality photos indoors.
To ease the process of my wife managing our family photos I purchased an Eye-Fi X2 SD card to use in her Nikon L110 camera. What a neat system Eye-Fi has! I will admit there was one major hurdle in getting it setup. Eye-Fi claims that their card works on N based wireless networks as long as your wireless Router/Access Point runs on the 2.4 MHz frequency.
Well, I could never get the Eye-Fi card to connect to my TRENDnet TEW-637AP a wireless Access Point (AP) that according to Eye-Fi support information should work. I couldn't get it to connect even with turning off the N networking on the AP and running as a B/G network. I would think that this was just a problem with this specific AP if a good friend of my hadn't had the exact same problem with a completely different brand of router. Lucky for me I kept an old G router and it works flawlessly with the Eye-Fi card.
I tried every setting I could think of and searched high and low accross the web for some magic setting that would get the Eye-Fi card to connect to my N Access Point to no avail. If your having troubles like I had getting the Eye-Fi card to connect to your wireless network you might try an older G router something that doesn't have N networking.
Now whenever my wife turns on her camera in the house the chip built into the card is programmed to upload and organize the photos on our family server in date named folders. I also set the card to automatically remove all but the last gig of photos taken on the card as long as it has confirmed that it has uploaded the photos.
So after the Eye-Fi card uploads the photos it will delete the oldest photos and video on the card so that the card only holds the most recent photos and video taken, leaving 3 gigs available for new photos and video. It's a neat system, perfect for my wife who doesn't have to know where, how, and what to do with her pictures once she has taken them. The Eye-Fi card does all the work automatically for her. Really neat!