Wireless Connections Using Wi Fi

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Wireless Connections Using Wi-Fi

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Wireless Connections Using Wi-Fi

The camcorder is Wi-Fi certified and can connect to a Wi-Fi network using an external access 
point (wireless router) or can itself serve as a Wi-Fi access point. The camcorder can connect to 
wireless routers (access points) compliant with the 802.11a/b/g/n protocol and are Wi-Fi certified 
(bear the logo shown on the right).
The camcorder offers 5 ways to connect to a Wi-Fi network and the method you use will depend on the type and 
specifications of the access point and network you want to use. Note that using an unprotected Wi-Fi network 
can expose your data to monitoring by unauthorized third parties. Be aware of the risks involved.

WPS (button): If your wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), setup will be 
easy and require minimal configuring and no passwords. To check if your wireless router 
has a WPS button and for details about how to activate the Wi-Fi protected setup, refer to 
the instruction manual of your wireless router.

WPS (PIN code): Even if your wireless router does not have a dedicated WPS button, it may support WPS using 
a PIN code instead. For setup using a PIN code, you will need to know in advance how to activate the wireless 
router’s WPS function. For details refer to the instruction manual of your wireless router.

Searching for Access Points: If your access point does not support the WPS function or you cannot activate it, 
you can have the camcorder search for access points in the area.

Manual Setup: If the access point you want to use has stealth mode activated and it cannot be automatically 
detected by the camcorder, you can enter all the necessary settings manually. This requires more advanced 
knowledge of Wi-Fi and network settings.

Camera Access Point: When shooting in a location where there are no access points available, the camcorder 
can serve as a wireless access point*. Wi-Fi enabled devices will be able to connect to the camcorder directly.

* Limited only to the connection between the camcorder and supported Wi-Fi enabled devices. The functionality is not the same 

as that of commercially available access points. 

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is the easiest way to connect to a Wi-Fi access point. You can do simply by 
pushing a button (if the access point (wireless router) you want to connect to has a WPS button) or using a PIN 
code issued by the camcorder.

Wireless Routers with a WPS Button

1 Press the MENU button.

2 Open  the  [

Access Point Connection] screen.

[— Wi-Fi Setup] 

> [1] > [Access Point Connection]

3 Touch [Not Configured] and then touch [WPS: Button].

4 Press and hold the WPS button on the wireless router.

• The length of time required to hold down the WPS button depends 

on the wireless router. Refer to the instruction manual of your wireless router and make sure the wireless 
router’s WPS function is activated.

Operating modes:

[— Wi-Fi Setup]

[1]

[Access Point Connection]