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Wireless File Transmitter
WFT-E1A
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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

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    Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1A INSTRUCTION MANUAL...

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    It works with IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g wireless LANs and 100 Base-TX Ethernet wired LANs. EOS digital cameras compatible with the WFT-E1A are listed on Canon’s Web site. Or you can inquire at a Canon Service Center. Image Transfer Overview...

  • Page 3: Item Check List

    * Be careful not to lose any of the items included with the WFT-E1A. * Be careful not to lose any of the items included with the WFT-E1. ¡ ¡ Canon and EOS are trademarks of Canon Inc. Canon and EOS are trademarks of Canon Inc. ¡ ¡...

  • Page 4: Conventions Used In This Manual

    Canon does not provide support for setting up any wireless LANs, wired LANs, and FTP servers. Note that Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or damage of the network and FTP server caused by any mistaken settings. Canon also cannot be held liable for any loss or damage caused...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Item Check List ........................3 Conventions Used in this Manual .................... 4 Safety Warnings ........................7 Handling Precautions ......................8 Creating the Settings File Startup the Software ......................10 TCP/IP Settings ........................11 FTP Settings ......................... 12 Wireless LAN Settings ......................15 Saving the Settings to the Memory Card ................

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    For body worn operation, this Model DS508152 has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines when used with the Canon accessories supplied or designated for this product. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines.

  • Page 7: Safety Warnings

    • Do not use paint thinner, benzene, or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. If the product does not work properly, requires repair, or is damaged, contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center.

  • Page 8: Handling Precautions

    ¡Use the WFT-E1A only for image transfers via wireless LAN or wired LAN devices. If you use the WFT-E1A for any other purpose, Canon cannot be held liable for any damage or injury that may occur. ¡The WFT-E1A can only be used in the following areas: Japan, USA, Canada, France,...

  • Page 9: Creating The Settings File

    Creating the Settings File First you must create the settings file to enable image transfers from the WFT-E1A to the FTP server or wireless LAN access point (or wireless LAN adapter). Then you load the settings file in the camera with a memory card. Although this chapter uses Windows XP screenshots, the procedure is the same for Windows 2000 and Mac OS X.

  • Page 10: Startup The Software

    Startup the Software Double-click WFT_E1A Utility.exe to startup the software. When starting up the software for the first time, [WFT-E1A Settings Wizard] will start up. From the second time, [WFT-E1A Utility] will start up. WFT-E1A Settings Wizard Follow the on-screen setup instructions. Click on the [Next] button to create the communications setting file.

  • Page 11: Tcp/ip Settings

    TCP/IP Settings IP Address Setting [K K K K Obtain an IP address automatically] If the IP address is to be obtained automatically by using the DHCP server of the wireless LAN access point, select [K K K K Obtain an IP address automatically]. [K K K K Use the following IP address] K K K K If the DHCP server is not to be used, select [...

  • Page 12: Ftp Settings

    FTP Settings Target Server Settings [Server] For [Server], enter the FTP server name or IP address. [Port No.] Normally, enter 21. [M M M M Use passive mode] If the passive mode is to be used, checkmark the [M M M M Use passive mode] box.

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    FTP Settings [Target folder] Enter the path (ASCII characters) to the transfer target folder (root folder) specified with the FTP server. If a save target folder as specified by the path already exists, the images will be saved in the folder. If there is no save target folder for the specified path, a folder will be created automatically.

  • Page 14: User Settings

    Use this if the FTP server allows anonymous logins. When [K K K K Anonymous login] is selected, FTP server login will be possible with the username “anonymous” and password “wft-e1@canon”. If the FTP server is run by Mac OS X, anonymous login will not be possible.

  • Page 15: Wireless Lan Settings

    Wireless LAN Settings Basic Settings [SSID] Enter the SSID (or ESS-ID) that has been set for the wireless LAN access point or wireless LAN adapter. If the wireless LAN access point is set to ANY connection, set the SSID for the wireless LAN access point. [Search] button If your personal computer is connected to a wireless LAN access point or a wireless LAN adapter, clicking on the [Search] button will search for a nearby wireless LAN...

  • Page 16: Authentication And Encryption

    Wireless LAN Settings [Conn. Method] Select either [K K K K Infrastructure] or [K K K K Ad hoc] for the connection. If you will use IEEE 802.11g, select [K K K K Infrastructure]. [K K K K Ad hoc] only supports communications via IEEE 802.11b.

  • Page 17: Saving The Settings To The Memory Card

    Saving the Settings to the Memory Card You must now save the settings file to a memory card. Have a memory card on hand to save data. Select [File] / [Save]. The Save dialog box will appear. Click the [Save] button. ¡...

  • Page 18: Registering The Settings In The Software

    Registering the Settings in the Software You can name the settings and save up to 20 settings for WFT-E1A Utility. The settings can also be registered according to the operating environment such as infrastructure and ad hoc. [Settings list] When you click on the [Settings list] field, the registered settings will appear in a pulldown menu.

  • Page 19: Setting Up The Wft-e1a

    Setting Up the WFT-E1A This chapter explains the WFT-E1A’s nomenclature and preparatory steps for image transfers.

  • Page 20: Nomenclature

    Nomenclature For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses (p.**). IEEE 1394 port (p.26) USB port (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.22) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.22) Antenna Antenna socket (p.25) (p.25) Tripod screw hole Power lamp (p.26) LINK lamp (p.30) LCD panel (p.21)

  • Page 21: Lcd Panel

    Nomenclature LCD Panel Wireless LAN Link speed (** Mbps) connection status Error number (** ERROR) Wireless signal strength Battery check Wired LAN connection status Camera connection status Case Strap (commercially available) Belt holder mounts Normal antenna pocket Water and dust resistance is further improved by using the WFT-E1A inside the supplied case. Under extreme operating conditions, insert the WFT-E1A into the supplied case during usage.

  • Page 22: Installing And Removing The Battery

    Installing and Removing the Battery The WFT-E1A can be powered by Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512. The battery pack and Battery Charger CB-5L or CG-580 do not come with the WFT-E1A. Purchase them separately if necessary. Installing the Battery Open the battery compartment cover.

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    The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A is used. ¡ The battery life is based on Canon’s testing standards. The actual battery life may be shorter than the figures above depending on the operating conditions. Removing the Battery Open the battery compartment cover.

  • Page 24: Using A Household Power Outlet

    Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (optional), the WFT-E1A can be powered by a household power outlet. Connect the DC coupler. ¡ Connect the DC coupler’s plug to the AC adapter’s socket. Connect the power cord. ¡...

  • Page 25: Attaching The Antenna

    Attaching the Antenna Attaching the Normal Antenna Attach the antenna. ¡ Turn the antenna’s base to screw it in. Adjust the antenna’s direction. ¡ To maximize the signal strength for transferring images, set the antenna so that it is perpendicular to the ground. Attaching the Extended Range Antenna ERA-E1 (optional) This is a high-performance antenna useful if the normal antenna is unable to send an adequate signal.

  • Page 26: Attaching To The Camera

    Attaching to the Camera The WFT-E1A has an IEEE 1394 port and USB port for connecting to the camera. To connect the camera and the WFT-E1A, always use the interface cable that comes with the WFT-E1A. If the Digital terminal of the camera is IEEE 1394, always use the IEEE 1394 terminal.

  • Page 27: Setting The Lan

    Setting the LAN With the settings file you created in Chapter 2, you will enable the camera to be connected to the LAN. Although the sample menu screens shown are from the EOS-1Ds Mark II, other EOS digital cameras also use the same menu terminology. For the menu operation procedure, refer to your camera’s instruction manual.

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    Setting the LAN Select [Set up]. Select the Set No. of the settings file you want to load. ¡ You can have up to five settings from [Set 1] to [Set 5]. Select [Load settings]. Select [OK]. The settings file will be loaded into the selected Set No.

  • Page 29: Selecting The Lan Type

    Selecting the LAN Type Set the image transfer for the wireless LAN or wired LAN. Select [Image transfer (LAN) settings]. ¡ [Image transfer (LAN) settings] will not be displayed if the WFT-E1A and camera are not connected and turned on. Select [LAN type].

  • Page 30: Checking The Connection Status

    Checking the Connection Status You can check the status of the connection between the WFT-E1A and camera with the WFT-E1A’s LCD panel and lamp. Checking the Connection Status of the Wireless LAN Check the connection right near the wireless LAN access point (or wireless LAN adapter). Successful connection display ¡...

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    Checking the Connection Status When switching from a wired LAN to a wireless LAN, be sure to keep the LAN cable connected. If you switch to a wireless LAN while the cable is already disconnected, a connection with the wireless LAN might not be established. If <E 81> (p.52) does not disappear, turn the power switch off and on again.

  • Page 32: Power Management

    Power Management To conserve battery power while the WFT-E1A is not being used, three power management levels are provided: Power save mode If you do not use the WFT-E1A for a set period of time, the power save mode takes effect (see below).

  • Page 33: Transferring Images

    Transferring Images Besides transferring images automatically as you shoot, you can also send images in a batch after shooting. Also, when you shoot in the RAW+JPEG mode, you can send only the JPEG image or RAW image or both images. This chapter assumes that the WFT-E1A is already connected to an FTP server.

  • Page 34: Automatic Image Transfer After Each Shot

    Automatic Image Transfer After Each Shot You can transfer the image automatically to an FTP server right after it is taken. You can continue shooting even while an image is being transferred. Be sure to insert the memory card in the camera when shooting. Select [Image transfer (LAN) settings].

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    Automatic Image Transfer After Each Shot Checking the Remaining Images to be Transferred and Canceling the Image Transfer During continuous shooting, you can check how many images are remaining to be transferred. Select [Image transfer (LAN) settings] on the menu and the number remaining will be displayed. If you select [Cancel], the transferring and transfer standby images will be cancelled.

  • Page 36: Image Batch Transfer After Shooting

    Image Batch Transfer After Shooting After you finish shooting, you can select the best images and transfer them in a batch. Or you can send images which have not been transferred or which failed transfer. You can continue shooting even while an image is being transferred. Selecting Images to be Transferred Select [Image transfer (LAN) settings].

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    Image Batch Transfer After Shooting Transfer the images. ¡ Select [Transfer]. ¡ During the image transfer, the <4> lamp will blink. During the image transfer, do not turn off the camera’s power switch. Doing so will interrupt the image transfer. ¡...

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    Image Batch Transfer After Shooting Transferring Images in a Batch Select [Image transfer (LAN) settings]. Select [Image sel./transfer]. ¡ Select [All]. Select the desired option. ¡ You can select the images in a folder or memory card which have not been transferred or which failed the transfer.

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    Image Batch Transfer After Shooting Transfer the images. ¡ Select [Transfer]. ¡ During the image transfer, the <4> lamp will blink. During the image transfer, do not turn off the camera’s power switch. Doing so will interrupt the image transfer. ¡...

  • Page 40: Transferring Raw+jpeg Images

    first send only the JPEG images that have a smaller file size. Select [Image transfer (LAN) settings]. Select [RAW+JPEG transfer]. Select the desired option. About [WFT-E1A firmware] Select this when you want to update the WFT- E1A’s firmware. For any new firmware and update procedures, check Canon’s Web site.

  • Page 41: Changing The Lan Settings With The Camera

    Changing the LAN Settings with the Camera The settings file loaded in the camera can be modified using the menu screen. (Some settings cannot be modified depending on the camera.) However, using the camera to modify the settings file may be cumbersome due to the settings being deep in the menu hierarchy.

  • Page 42: Setting Tcp/ip

    Setting TCP/IP DHCP Server [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [TCP/IP] / [DHCP server]: Select Use or No use. IP Address [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [TCP/IP] / [IP address]: Enter number ¡...

  • Page 43: Setting The Dns Server

    Setting the DNS Server DNS Server [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [DNS server] / [DNS server]: Select Use or No use. Address [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [DNS server] / [Address]: Enter the number.

  • Page 44: Setting The Ftp Server

    Setting the FTP Server Target Server [Server name] [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [FTP server] / [Target server] / [Server name]: Enter server name or address. [Port No.] [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [FTP server] / [Target server] / [Port No.]: Enter a number less than 65535.

  • Page 45: Login Password

    Setting the FTP Server With Cameras Other than EOS-1D-Series Switching between the entry field and keyboard: Press the <h> button to switch between the entry field and keyboard. Moving the cursor in the entry field: Turn the <c> dial. Deleting a character in the entry field: Press the <d>...

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    Setting the FTP Server Passive Mode [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [FTP server] / [Passive mode]: Select Use or No use. Proxy [Proxy] [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [FTP server] / [Proxy] / [Proxy]: Select Use or No use.

  • Page 47: Setting Wireless Lan

    Setting Wireless LAN SSID [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [Wireless LAN] / [SSID]: Enter the SSID. Advanced settings You can set the connection method, authentication method, encryption, etc. [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [Wireless LAN] / [Advanced settings]: If you enter the settings for the wireless LAN access point (or wireless LAN adapter), the following screens will be displayed automatically.

  • Page 48: Protecting And Saving The Settings

    Protecting and Saving the Settings Protect Settings [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [Protect settings]: Select On or Off. ¡ Select [On] to prevent the LAN settings from being modified inadvertantly. ¡ Select [Off] if you want to change the LAN settings with the camera. Save Settings [Image transfer (LAN) settings] / [LAN setting] / [Set up] / [Save settings] / [OK]: The settings will be saved in the memory card.

  • Page 49: Reference

    Reference...

  • Page 50: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide If you think there is a problem with the WFT-E1A, first read the probable causes below. Also read the troubleshooting section in your camera’s instruction manual. Software The software does not startup. ¡ Your personal computer does not meet the software’s operating requirements. Use a personal computer that meets the software’s operating requirements.

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    Troubleshooting Guide Menu Functions LAN menu options do not appear. ¡ The WFT-E1A is not connected to the camera and both are not turned on. The LAN menu options will appear only if the WFT-E1A is connected to the camera and both are turned on (p.27).

  • Page 52: Error Number Description

    Error Number Description If there is a problem with the LAN connection, one of the error numbers below will be displayed on the WFT-E1A’s display panel. You can also check the error number with the camera’s menu screen (p.31). Error Number Description Problem with camera cable connection No address assigned by DHCP server...

  • Page 53: Specifications

    Max. diameter x length: 60 x 191 mm / 2.36 x 7.52 in Weight: Approx. 100 g / 3.53 oz Cable length: 1.5 m / 4.92 ft ¡ All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. ¡ The camera’s specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.

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    Šiuo CANON INC. deklaruoja, kad šis DS508151 atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas. Ar šo CANON INC. deklar , ka DS508151 atbilst Direkt vas 1999/5/EK b tiskaj m pras b m un citiem ar to saist tajiem noteikumiem.

  • Page 56: Index

    Index FTP ............12 FTP Server ........2 AC Adapter ..........24 Ad hoc ..........2 Address ........... 43 Gateway..........42 Advanced settings .........47 Anonymous..........14 Anonymous login ........14 Hexadecimal ......... 16 Antenna ........... 20 ANY connection........15 ASCII .............16 IEEE 1394 port ........20 Authentication........16 IEEE 802.11g........

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    Index Open System.........16 Virtual Keyboard ........44 Overwrite Same File ....14 WEP............16 Passive Mode ........12 Wired LAN connection status ....21 Password..........14 Wireless LAN ........15 Port No.........12 Wireless LAN access point ..... 2 Power lamp........20 Wireless LAN adapter ......

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    CANON SALES CO., INC. 16-6, Kohnan 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8011, Japan This Instruction Manual booklet is current as of September 2004. For information on using the WFT-E1A with accessories introduced after this date, contact your nearest Canon Service Center. CT1-1285-002...

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