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  1. #1
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    Cannot connect wifi D5300 to Samsung Galaxy S8

    I purchased a D5300 body to connect wifi to my Samsung S8 to download the pictures but I cannot get it to connect up. I go into the camera menu and enable wifi and the camera shows the message "waiting for connection". I already had downloaded the WMU app so I open that and tap on the wifi gadget in the upper corner of the app. My phone wifi screen opens and after a few moments the phone shows connected to the camera with the message "internet may not be available". I go back to the WMU app and it says the phone is not connected.
    Any suggestions?


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  2. #2
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    Re: Cannot connect wifi D5300 to Samsung Galaxy S8

    A further note, about 30 seconds after the phone has "connected" to the camera the "waiting for connection" message will flash "error" then disconnect

  3. #3
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    Re: Cannot connect wifi D5300 to Samsung Galaxy S8

    Quote Originally Posted by PCwall99 View Post
    I purchased a D5300 body to connect wifi to my Samsung S8 to download the pictures but I cannot get it to connect up. I go into the camera menu and enable wifi and the camera shows the message "waiting for connection". I already had downloaded the WMU app so I open that and tap on the wifi gadget in the upper corner of the app. My phone wifi screen opens and after a few moments the phone shows connected to the camera with the message "internet may not be available". I go back to the WMU app and it says the phone is not connected.
    Any suggestions?
    Do you have Mobile data on? If so, please switch it off and connect to Camera's wifi. I have seen it work.

  4. #4
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    Re: Cannot connect wifi D5300 to Samsung Galaxy S8

    Try the SnapBridge app.
    I don't have any connectivity issues with that (haven't tried the WMU app, though) with my D500.

  5. #5
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    Re: Cannot connect wifi D5300 to Samsung Galaxy S8

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  6. #6
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    Re: Cannot connect wifi D5300 to Samsung Galaxy S8

    Snapbridge does not work with D5300

  7. #7
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    Re: Cannot connect wifi D5300 to Samsung Galaxy S8

    Quote Originally Posted by arsudarsan View Post
    Do you have Mobile data on? If so, please switch it off and connect to Camera's wifi. I have seen it work.
    Not sure what difference that would make but I did as you asked. I disconnected the phone data. Sorry no difference.

  8. #8
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    Re: Cannot connect wifi D5300 to Samsung Galaxy S8

    OK, I got it to work. First I had to tell my phone to forget my home Wifi so it would not automatically connect to that. Next on the camera I enabled Wifi, then on Network settings I had to select push-button WPS.
    Then on my phone in the wifi settings I had to select WPS push button. After about 20 seconds they connected up. Finally I went to the WMU app and it allowed me to download the camera pictures to my phone.
    Thanks/Like arsudarsan, RocketCowboy Thanks/liked this post
     

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    Re: Cannot connect wifi D5300 to Samsung Galaxy S8

    Quote Originally Posted by PCwall99 View Post
    OK, I got it to work. First I had to tell my phone to forget my home Wifi so it would not automatically connect to that. Next on the camera I enabled Wifi, then on Network settings I had to select push-button WPS.
    Then on my phone in the wifi settings I had to select WPS push button. After about 20 seconds they connected up. Finally I went to the WMU app and it allowed me to download the camera pictures to my phone.
    It should be easier in the future, now that you've made that initial connection. I remember having to go through something similar when I first connected to the D5300 ... but being a wifi guy, I also went down the rabbit hole of trying to make the wifi link more secure. Now that WPA is setup (via the WPS option you used), you should be good to go.





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