When you get your new camera, you’ll probably want to upload images right away so friends and family can see what you took. But before you do, there are a few things you should know about connecting your camera to the internet. Not all cameras come with built-in Wi-Fi support, which is why we’re going to talk about how to connect your camera wirelessly instead of using an external accessory. If your camera doesn’t have built-in Wi-Fi support then we’ll talk about how to add it as well as where to find a good wireless network that isn’t left open to everyone else on the web.
How to connect your Nikon D3300 to a wireless network
When your camera is connected to a wireless network, you can use it to share your images and videos with friends, family, or the world. First, make sure that your camera is on and then search for Wi-Fi in the shooting menu. You might need to enter a username and password if required. Once connected, it’s time to test out how easy it will be to connect your camera wirelessly. We recommend taking a photo of something visible that you can see through the viewfinder first so you know what the quality will be like before you upload anything else.
Add a wired connection
First, you need to make sure that your camera has a wired connection. This is different for every model, so we’ll cover the steps for Nikon cameras here. To find out if your camera has a wired connection on it, look for the WPS button found on your camera’s backside. If you see a WPS button, then your device has a wired connection. If your camera doesn’t have a WPS button, but still has an ethernet port instead of Wi-Fi, then you can connect to the internet using this port instead of using Wi-Fi. If it doesn’t have either of these options then it’s not built with wireless capabilities in mind.
Add a wireless connection
to your camera If your camera doesn’t have built-in Wi-Fi support, then you will need to add a wireless connection. Connecting your camera to the internet might be as easy as downloading an app on your phone and connecting it wirelessly through that app. But if you don’t want to use a third-party app or you don’t have access to the internet on your phone, then there are other ways of connecting your camera to the net. There are plenty of things you could do with a wireless connection in addition to uploading images. You could make sure that any photos taken with the shutter button are automatically uploaded when they’re taken (a great way of backing up photos). You could also have your camera notify you right away when it’s connected to the network so you don’t miss any important events happening at home or work.
Find a good public network
First, you’ll want to find a good public network. If you’re setting up your camera outside then the first thing you should do is go to the nearest coffee shop and ask there if they have a good Wi-Fi signal. They may be willing to let you use their Wi-Fi for free or for a small fee. Make sure that the network isn’t too far away from your location so that your camera has an adequate amount of data transfer.
Find a secure encrypted network
Before connecting your camera to the internet, you’ll want to find a secure encrypted network. That way, nobody can see what you’re doing online. To find an encrypted network, go to www.wifimacro.com and enter your camera’s model number and search for it on the site. The site will show you whether or not your camera can connect to any of their recommended networks and also give you a list of other sources. If all else fails then check out sites like www.wifihackr.com where they provide a list of external hotspots around the world that are less than 100 meters away from each other so you don’t have to worry about finding one far off in a remote location with low signal strength.
Protect your connection
When you first turn on your camera and connect it to the internet, it automatically starts broadcasting a Wi-Fi network. The problem is that this network is open to everyone and doesn’t have any of your personal information. You should make sure to cover up your camera when not in use so that no one can hack into its connection. You should also take note of the password settings before connecting your camera to the internet so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.
Connecting your camera to a wireless network is easy, but it’s not without some risks. Working with a wireless network is more vulnerable to hackers, and the data you transmit is more vulnerable to interception. To make sure you’re safe, consider adding a wired connection or encrypting your connection.