CF card + Wifi into a Sunrise CF interface

By gdx

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30-03-2019, 13:28

Hello,

Has anyone ever tried this kind of card? Can We transfer files to the CF card via Wifi?

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By Pencioner

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30-03-2019, 14:23

from what i know it is designed for the cameras with Wifi function, the wifi is not built into the card adapter itself
i used google translate to check the description of this one too, and i this:
some-Kamera unterstützen keine WLAN-Funktion, dann ist das WLAN nicht verfügbar.
just made me sure that this one is the same - the Wifi is not in the card itself

or even if i'm mistaken and the wifi is in the card, some support needed from the host for sure (which is not in the Sunrise IDE)

By gdx

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30-03-2019, 15:28

I thought it added Wifi to cameras that do not have it. Ok, so it's not like the SD card FlashAir. Yesterday I have seen Japanese sites that seem to indicate that we can use the Flashair WiFi in the SD card interfaces and even make a reader using joystick port.

https://www.itmedia.co.jp/pcuser/articles/1508/12/news037.html

(see pictures)

A booklet with the necessary information is on sale:

https://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/wakiba/find/116906...

There are free PDFs with several info in Japanese here:
https://flashair-developers.com/ja/documents/books/

By hamlet

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30-03-2019, 15:30

I have had a WiFi CF card for my camera (that did not support WiFi itself). That set worked, but was to slow to transfer RAW pictures (for me, younger people might have more life-time). I did give it away years ago, so I can't test it with my Sunrise CF interface. I'd say it should work.

By Meits

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30-03-2019, 15:35

Never heard of it, but by some research it turns out that it's a stand alone networking device which will have to be setup on a PC and will then just work. Seems to be designed for cameras which do no have their own wifi built in, as hamlet says. Seems to be a temporary "fix" during the transition from the wifiless period to the wifi period.

How it would work (bi-directional and stuff like that), I wouldn't know. I'm curious though. I might (want to) get one or two...

By Pencioner

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30-03-2019, 15:38

intgeresting. would like to try though with Swedish import rules 240SEK (24EUR) card become 240 + 25% of 200 + 75 of fixed custom fee = 375 SEK (38 EUR) when it comes from outside of EU which makes it expensive. maybe later..

By gdx

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30-03-2019, 15:47

We need to know if the transfers are bidirectional had to buy one. The speed must be sufficient on MSX. The type of formatting of the card must be important to use it.

By Meits

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30-03-2019, 17:10

Getting to think of it, what device to use as actual storage? In MSX-DOS2 state it would need to be FAT12 and probably be partitionized using Sunrise's fdisk? An image on a pc?

By gdx

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31-03-2019, 11:58

I think FAT formats recognised by the MSX interface and the PC are required to use a card with WiFi. Sunrise partitions are specific. So Nextor driver is probably needed.

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