MrCoffee wrote:Am I doing this wrong?
We're in Hawaii, and we do not have an open WiFi hotspot here. (I paid extra for the HotSpot option on our Geo X2, but the wife doesn't want to hang out at Starbucks. Go figure.)
I do, however, have a Verizon Wireless data card for my laptop that I'm using right now to post this message.
Shouldn't the Eye-Fi Manager download the pictures off the card when I insert it into the laptop? It sees it, I can read the folders, but of course, it doesn't do that!
I did setup a hotspot using my laptop (Connectify, so it's not Ad-Hoc), and setup the Eye-Fi card to use that, but of course, it seems slightly redundant. (Especially because the laptop will then start to download the pictures from the Internet, doubling the use of the datacard.)
So, am I doing this wrong? Is something kooky? Should i just drink more coffee?
The card will only
do its thing over wifi - no provision for automatic uploading via a card reader or otherwise. So, even though it seems redundant, you have to do the Connectify thing. I'm not sure it it's possible - it's something I'd have to research - but there might be a way to have your PC connect to the network Connectify creates via an additional adapter (counterintuitively, I think your wifi adapter may actually be available to connect to, well, itself) so that the card could transfer locally to your PC over the wifi network, and then the PC could handle uploads to the web as necessary.
EDIT: Strike what I said about being able to connect your wireless adapter to the Connectify hotspot. At least it won't work on my computer... You can connect to an existing network with wifi and then share it with Connectify (over wireless) so I though perhaps it gave you two full-featured wireless connections out of one adapter. Oh well. So you'd either have to find a way to get the PC to behave as if it's on the same network as your Connectify hotspot internally and then use the data card for WAN - still not sure exactly how you'd do it. You may just have to live with the data going up to the web and back to your PC, although I can't believe that's the case...