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Registered: ‎11-12-2012
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Can't connect to computer using wifi

Got a new Sony HX30V and tried using the "Send to computer" feature. It is able to connect to the home wi-fi and also able to detect the computer name to which it is supposed to transfer the pictures to. However, during the process of actually connecting to the computer it throws a "network error" after trying for about 30 seconds. I have Windows 8 running on my system. Any ideas how to troubleshoot this?

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Top 40 Artist
Posts: 1,304
Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: Can't connect to computer using wifi



“Send to Computer” option is available only when using Windows Vista or Windows 7. Windows XP is supported in “PlayMemories Home” Ver. 1.2. or later.


Detailed information about importing files to Computer using Wi-Fi function is mentioned on the below page:




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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-29-2013

Re: Can't connect to computer using wifi

Erik, the only problem is that the link you provided says that Windows 8 is supported in Play Memories Home!

I have also been very frustrated with the lack of information by Sony on what the wi fi function is actually good for.  Surprisingly the camera linked up with my Sony TV without me having to really do anything, but it won't acknowledge my Windows 8 tablet.  I'm also disappointed that the camera requires a separate access point (ie.modem) and can't talk directly with a computer.


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Posts: 818
Registered: ‎05-23-2013

Re: Can't connect to computer using wifi

The camera's Wi-Fi features are actually good for wirelessly sending images to a computer and a smartphone running Android or iOS operating system. You can also indeed view images on a network-enabled TV without the use of an HDMI cable.


It seems that the issue may be caused by your wireless network. You may try moving closer to your network source as you transfer images wirelessly. Please note that barriers (ex. walls) and other wireless devices (ex. Bluetooth devices, microwave ovens) may cause interference.


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