Infrastructure Wifi sharing - does it use my bandwidth?

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Infrastructure Wifi sharing - does it use my bandwidth?

Postby Jip-Hop on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:12 am

Hi all,

I am thinking about buying an Eye-Fi card.
But the pro card is over my budget.
So I will not have the ad-hoc function.
However I am still looking for a (fast) way to get the pictures from my camera to my laptop on the go.

On internet I read that when the camera and the laptop are on the same wifi network,
transfers are being done locally.
So not trough 'internet' but straight:
camera --> router --> laptop.

As I happen to have a Samsung Galaxy i9000 which offers real 'Infrastructure Wifi sharing', I could use a cheaper Eye-Fi card.
Let the Eye-Fi card connect to the wireless network from my phone and connect my laptop to the same network.
This should work according to all the facts I've gathered.

But the most important question for me is: will it use my 3G bandwidth this way?
I figured it wouldn't because transfers are being done in the network internally.
But I have no proof and certainly no experience with this stuff :)

I don't want the photo's to be put online, just a way to get them off the camera to my computer in an easy way, while on the move.
People, please think with me!
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Re: Infrastructure Wifi sharing - does it use my bandwidth?

Postby MikeV on Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:19 am

Only if you have the card configured to also share to an internet site would it use your 3G bandwidth. If you are ONLY transferring pictures from the card to the computer, you have nothing to worry about.
My cameras: Nikon D90, Panasonic ZS7
My Eye-Fi: 8GB Pro X2
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Re: Infrastructure Wifi sharing - does it use my bandwidth?

Postby Jip-Hop on Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:08 pm

Thanks for the reply :)
I hope this set up with my phone will work.
Definitely going to try this out!
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