How to Make Your Own WiFi Camera

Digital cameras are convenient because they do not have to have their pictures developed. You can turn any digital camera that uses an SD memory card into a Wi-Fi camera that will never need to be connected to a computer. You will need a SD Wi-Fi memory card, of which there are a few available for purchase in varying storage sizes at computer and electronic stores. A home network is also required in order to be able to use the Wi-Fi camera you will have made.

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A Wi-Fi SD card turns any digital camera into a Wi-Fi camera.

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Open the SD memory compartment door on the digital camera. Insert a Wi-Fi SD card, for example, the Eye-Fi Wi-Fi SD card, into the SD memory compartment slot. Close the SD memory compartment door.

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Turn on the digital camera. Press the “Menu” button. Select “Format” from the menu choices on the LCD screen.

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Select “Yes” in the confirmation window that appears on the LCD screen. Wait until the Format progress bar disappears. Press the “Menu” button. Turn off the digital camera.

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Go to the Wi-Fi SD card’s website. Click on the Mac or PC download link to download the Wi-Fi program.

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Double-click on the file once it has downloaded. Follow the menu commands to install the program onto the computer’s desktop. Restart a PC after the installation is complete.

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Right-click on the desktop. Select “New Folder” from the pop-up menu. Name the folder “Wi-Fi pics.”

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Double-click on the Wi-Fi program on the desktop to launch it.

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Select the name of your home network from the “Network” drop-down menu at the top of the screen. Enter the password for your home network into the “Password” text column.

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Select the “Save to” or “Save” button on the Wi-Fi program’s main screen. Navigate in the window that appears to the desktop.

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Click once on the “Wi-Fi pics” folder with the mouse. Click the “Open” button at the bottom of the window.

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Turn on the digital camera and take several pictures.

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Go to the computer that is running the Wi-Fi program. Double-click on the “Wi-Fi pics” folder to open its window. View, archive or delete any of the pictures that were shot on the Wi-Fi camera that are now inside of the folder.