Canon Utilities Image Transfer Utility Version 188.8.131.52 allows me to transfer photos to my computer successfully via wifi. But if the computer does not have an Internet connection, it fails to connect through WiFi. Specifically, I get to the "Connected device:" message on the camera, with the computer name, but after waiting, I get a "Connection Failed" message.
If I am only moving images from the local camera, to the local computer via wifi, why is an Internet connection required?
Are other people experiencing this? If so, does it bother you? What if you're traveling and need to unload your camera to your laptop so you can take more pictures? Do you think this is a software bug? If so, how are bugs like this reported? Is there a work-around?
1) network landscape: An Ethernet LAN is wired to the computer and also wired to the WiFi access point. When an 802.11 WLAN radio connection is made by the camera, it is also on the LAN, and lists the computers it "sees". This all works fine. This is not a networking issue.
2) Of course I could use a USB cable, but I paid more for a WiFi camera and would like to have the benefits.