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Wireless Uploads Work Intermittently

  • Aug 1, 2010
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With so many positive reviews on this card, I can't help but think maybe I've gotten a bad copy of the card. Here's my personal experience nonetheless:

- Initial Setup
The Wifi network you plan on using has to be added to the list of networks the software recognizes before the Eye-Fi card can be used wirelessly. To do that, you have to plug the Eye-Fi card into a card reader (included). I had trouble getting the card reader to recognize my Eye-Fi card right off the bat.

- Superb Tech Support
I called tech support for help with getting the card reader to recognize my Eye-Fi card. They were very professional and helpful and walked me through the troubleshooting process step-by-step. After trying different USB ports and some tinkering, they finally decided that the card reader was faulty and offered to send me a new one.

When I was finally able to get the card reader working, the rest of the setup went without a hitch. I was able to register my Wifi network with the Eye-Fi card.

- Wireless Transfer
It was able to get the Eye-Fi card to transfer my jpeg and raw files to my computer through the WIFI network but this feature only worked intermittently for me. I tried moving the camera closer to the wireless hub to no avail. I'll have to call tech support again.

- Class 6 Speed
I'm using a Canon XSi with my Eye-Fi card. On the continuous shoot mode (3.5 fps), the Eye-Fi card had trouble keeping up, even with the shooting mode in jpeg only (~2 - 5 MB per file). With the camera set to raw mode (~18-20 MB per file), the write slows to a crawl. Although this card is rated class 6, the write speeds don't seem to be any faster than my class 4 Kingston SD cards.

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I will contact tech support again and see if I'm able to get the wireless feature working more consistently. Once I do, I'll update this review accordingly.

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The Eye-Fi Pro X2 SDHC wireless memory card provides fast, wireless photo and video transfer from your camera to your computer and an online site of your choice. With this convenient and innovative card, you can automatically upload your photos while traveling, and not have to wait to share your images with friends and family. And you'll never have to remember where you took each shot because the Pro X2 automatically records the location in the photo. The Pro X2 is easy to install and is compatible with hundreds of cameras on the market today, including Canons, Nikons, Casios, Sanyos, and more.

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The Eye-Fi Pro X2 Features:


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Fast and Easy Wireless Photo and Video Transfer
With the Eye-Fi Pro X2, you get Class 6 read and write speed supercharged with 802.11n wireless transfers, so you can quickly upload your latest images to your favorite online site.

Simply turn your camera on within range of your Wi-Fi network and your photos and videos are automatically transferred to your computer and favorite online sharing site such as Picasa, Flickr, or YouTube--there's over 25 to select from. And, by setting up an email account ...

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