I have a Canon SX610 HS photo camera which aims to be able to transfer data over wi-fi to my laptop.

I have no idea how to set that up. In the camera settings I have:

  • NFC: ON
  • Password: OFF
  • Target History: ON
  • Resize for Sending...: M2 / No
  • Change Device Nickname...: SX610HS
  • Check MAC Address...: D8:49:2F:98:3F:04
  • Reset settings

I guess that somehow I should connect from the laptop to my camera using the Device Nickname and MAC address, but I have no idea how.

How can I do that?

The manual says:

The camera can connect via Wi-Fi to computers running the following operating systems. For detailed system requirements and compatibility information, including support in new operating systems, visit the Canon website.

  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later

Then it says to I need to install some piece of software. Obviously, they don't support Linux. Since I'm using Ubuntu and still hope there is a solution to do this on Ubuntu, I'm here. :)

  • You may need to check the camera's manual, and, since the question is not about Ubuntu, it is off topic here. Nov 27, 2015 at 7:55
  • @mikewhatever I guessed it's obvious that it's about Ubuntu because I'm Ubuntu user. :) I detailed my question. Nov 27, 2015 at 8:21
  • Tried running the whatever software they provide on Wine?
    – muru
    Nov 27, 2015 at 8:23
  • @muru I didn't, but that's a good idea... However, isn't there a native solution (even it's not official from CANON)? Nov 27, 2015 at 8:28
  • Who knows? Also, who knows what Canon does? (And it's Canon, not CANON).
    – muru
    Nov 27, 2015 at 8:31

2 Answers 2



Maybe this will help you. Just take a look at, I cant test it because my camera does not have wifi options.

  • Upvote from me, looks interesting, but it didn't work for me... Maybe I will contact the developer to help me. Dec 1, 2015 at 12:48

Maybe the camera provides a web interface to download pictures? To check try to connect to it via a web browser. After connecting the camera to your WiFi network, first find the camera's IP by:

nmap -sP 192.168.0.\*

(you might be on different network than 192.168.0.*, check with ifconfig). If you aren't sure it's a right IP look for the MAC address D8:49:2F:98:3F:04 you found in the settings by running command arp:

arp <some IP found by the nmap -sP>

e.g. arp When confirmed, enter http://<the IP found> into a web browser.

You might play with scans sudo nmap -O <IP> and nmap <IP>, maybe you will find something useful, like a port number different than 80 (http).

  • After connecting the camera to your WiFi network –– how can I do that? Nov 27, 2015 at 10:41
  • We have a router name and the password Nov 27, 2015 at 10:44

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