Canon WiFi Connection Guide

Welcome to the Canon WiFi connection guide! The process of connecting Cascable to your camera is usually very simple. This guide will walk you through the steps.

If you’re connecting your camera to Cascable via USB, you’ll instead want our Working with Wired Cameras guide.


Before We Start

  1. Make sure your camera is supported by Cascable.
  2. Check that your camera’s firmware is up-to-date.
  3. Check that Cascable is up-to-date.

How It Should Work: The First Connection

Note: Typically, you will choose whether to connect your camera to an existing network – such as your home network – or create a new network generated by the camera.

If your camera has separate options for connecting to a desktop computer or a smartphone, choose whichever one is best for you – Cascable supports either.

  1. Press the Menu button on your camera and navigate to Wireless communication settings in the Setup menu.

  2. Make sure the Wi-Fi/NFC setting is set to Enabled. You do not need NFC enabled here, just Wi-Fi for use with Cascable.

  3. Follow the prompts through to set up a Nickname for your deivce.

  4. Now select the next option down in the Wireless communication settings menu called Wi-Fi Function.

  5. To use Cascable for iOS, select the Connect to smartphone option here.

  6. The camera will now guide you through the connection settings to connect to your iOS device. Select Easy Connection.

  7. On your iOS device, open Settings and navigate to Wi-Fi, then select the WiFi network and enter the password that’s displayed on your camera’s screen.

  8. Launch Cascable on your iOS device. It should automatically detect and connect to your camera. If not, tap the Connection Indicator at the top of the screen, then tap Connect next to the name of your camera.

  9. For the first connection, your camera needs to be paired with the connecting app. If this is the case, Cascable will show this dialog:

    Cascable’s pairing dialog.

  10. To continue, look at your camera and press OK to confirm the pairing request from Cascable.

That’s it – you’re connected!

Basic Troubleshooting

If you’re having trouble getting Cascable connected to your camera, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure there are no other “competing” applications running on your network, such as Canon’s EOS Utility.

  2. Turn your camera off, wait a few seconds, then switch it back on again.

  3. Make sure your camera and iOS device are connected to the same network, or that your iOS device is connected to the camera’s own WiFi network.

Advanced Troubleshooting

If you’re still having trouble getting Cascable connected to your camera, or Cascable can see your camera but has intermittent trouble connecting to it, try the following.

Third-party software can conflict with Cascable by automatically connecting to nearby cameras. Typically, when this happens Cascable will be able to see the camera but will hang when trying to connect to it. In particular:

Still Stuck?

If you’re struggling to get Cascable connected to your camera, check out our troubleshooting guide.