---This tutorial is compatible with the TP-Link router mr3040 V1 and V2.x! But if your router has the hardware version V2.x you should follow the improved version here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-tethered-... ---

--- this is a upgraded and better version of my first tutorial called "wireless tethered shooting with any DSLR camera. ---

Newer DSLR Cameras allow you to shoot tethered wirelessly over your wifi lan. Unfortunately most cameras don't support this tecnology. BUT! There is a solution! You can make use of cheap credit card sized, wifi routers to build your own system for less than 50$!

First of all, a special thanks goes to Michael, the programmer of "VirtualHere". He made special changes to his software to make this project possible.

Ok guys, here it comes.. its just to have my butt backed up.. :)

Disclaimer: While following precisely every step should be quite easy and nothing should go wrong, there still is the possibility that something doesnt work out... (for example, router battery dies on you while you are flashing the firmware). In any case, the router is recoverable via advanced techniques that will not be discussed here. If those techniques are too complicated for you then you most likely bricked and lost your router. In any case I am not responsible for any kind of damage caused to things or persons by this project.

Step 1: Description, what you need...

This project aims to give wireless compatibility to any camera. The project is easy to follow and requires about 10 minutes to complete. Just pay attentio to the version of your hardware (version 1.0 or 2.x) and be sure to download and flash the correct firmware. At some point in this tutorial you will be asked to skip one step based on how you want your system to be set up. Option A is the easier one and will create a wireless access point. This option is useful if you shoot on location and/or use a laptop or a PC with a wireless adapter. Option B will connect to an existing wifi network. This is useful if you shoot only indoors in your studio and have an existing wifi network you want to connect to. This second option is a little bit more difficult as it requires you to edit the configuration files in order to be able to connect to your existing network. You will need to tell the system the name of your Wifi network (SSID) the encryption method and the password.

Here is the list of what you need:

- ANY DSLR Camera (or normal camera) that supports tethered shooting via USB cable (basically every DSLR camera around will do it)

- TP-Link MR3040 (if version 2.0 or above is better) costs around 50$

- lan cable for initial setup (one is included in the MR3040)

- A PC that will be your "client" for showing the pictures

<p>I have succeed to do it with a 7D Mark II, working like a charm. I got some issues as well, I choose to use AP and then when I connect to camera I got other wireless disabled, so I cannot use in same time Internet, but I can live with it.</p><p>Also I cannot connect any more via browser to web admin, but I can use SSH (not tried yet).<br>So, well done!!</p>
<p>Hello! nice to see that somebody made it! :) in order to include the virtualhere server i had to remove the user interface. no workaround on that unfortunately.. as for your wifi problem you have 2 options: you go for the Join Netwrok mode instead of AP, that way you wil be on the same network and wont lose internet, OR buy a 10 euro wireless n (NOTE: if it is wireless N its faster..) nano wifi adapter and add it to your laptop. since this AP uses a unusual ip address ( you will be able to join this network with one adapter and the other network with the other adapter.. its also convenient that when you put the router away you can put the nano wifi adapter into the usb slot so it wont get lost.. :) I am using this one (ebay) and it works great: WU710N mini wireless n usb adapter realtek RTL8188C made by comfast</p><p>Was the tutorial clear? did you have any difficulty at some point?</p><p>Ciao</p><p>Igor</p>
<p>I can live with no internet when I shooting :-) I shoot or navigate? cannot be both ... Very clear the tutorial for me, but I am IT guys as well.</p>
<p>hello lvalics! just a info: i am working on a firmware upgrade that lets you switch between AP mode and join network mode using the hardware switch on the side. the third position will let you update the join network settings via usb or upgrade your firmware via USB. Both without the need of using SSH :) so keep an eye on this over the weekend! :)</p>
<p>OK, tx</p>
<p>Done! you can find the link to the new version in the introduction! (first step)</p><p>I highly sugest updating! ;) For any question just ask!</p>
<p>What steps if I want to upgrade the actual one, considering that I do not have control panel now.</p>
download the image file from the other tutorial (the sysupgrade one) and the follow the last step of this tutorial! if you need help just ask
<p>Ok thanks for your feedback! lets see what other less techy guys think.. :)</p>
<p>also: if you go into the settings of camera raw and select &quot;transfer only jpg files&quot; then you have very quickly your full screen preview and can download the raw files later when you go over to the editing process..</p>
<p>Yes, I know, I can get only the JPG, but is great you mentioned for other people. I tried to get RAW as well and import into LR directly and apply my default settings. On JPG I have some small quality lose.</p>
<p>something went wrong ...</p><p>i can&acute;t reach the router by using the IP in my browser. I even can&acute;t reset it. It appears as wifi but when conntected to my pc i&acute;m not able to get to the userinterface. </p>
<p>This is too cool... Just one question: Are there *any* alternatives to the TP-Link wireless router? By that I mean something smaller; maybe the size of a USB-WiFi dongle thing-y. </p>
All works great! <br>Many thanks
Thank you. I hope it will help because I really like this project. Will let you know.
<p>Hi. First of all great article. Thanks for this,</p><p>I have done all steps (option A) and have some issue. I can see wifi photo network, i can connect to it but then nothing happen...</p><p>VirtualHere can see my router. Any idea what can I do to fix it?</p>
<p>Hello!</p><p>have you seen that there is version 3 of this tutorial? its in the very first post.. its much better than this one!</p><p>It hapens that virtualhere does not detect the router. in that case all you have to do is to manually add the ip address of the router in the virtualhere software.</p><p>try it out and let me knwo.. thanks</p>
Hi.<br>Thank you for reply. I am not sure how to add ip in the virtualhere software. When click in vitrualhere windows there in no add ip option...Any screenshot will be helpful. Thanks in advance.<br><br>
<p>open up virtualhere, rightclick on &quot;USB Hubs&quot; and select &quot;Specify Hubs&quot;</p><p>In there add the ip address of the Access Point followed by :7575.</p><p>for example: </p><p>(this is described in step 6) :)</p><p>let me know</p>
<p>question: will it work with an iPad or iPhone?</p><p>using the wifi system, or only works with the software that you give?</p>
<p>nope, does not work. This router behaves as if the camera was directly connected to the PC. (you can connect anything instead of the camera and it will still be as if it was connected to the pc)</p><p>Connecting the camera to the phone wouldnt bring you much.. :) but there are other commercial products/projects out there that allow you to do this.((for example dslrcontroller, dslrdashboard etc..))</p>
are you so is no way I can use the wireless tethered with an iphone application the same way i connect to the computer?<br>
<p>yes you can but not with this project... you need dslrcontroller or dslrdashboard.</p><p>they use the same hardware but a different software.</p>

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