CONNECTING TO WIFI
Updated: Jun 16, 2021
This article is for users connecting to the camera for the first time.
Always start with a fresh set of brand name batteries (Energizer Max) and the manufacturer supplied 16mb mSD card installed.
Power on your camera by holding down the power button until you hear a “beep”. The LED will light green to indicate power is on, and the camera is broadcasting its Wifi signal. Go back to your phone and search for the cameras Wifi network. It will be listed as “ATL200_xxxxxxxxx” (this is the cameras unique ID number).
Connect your phone to this network and enter the TimeLapseCamera password “87654321”. *Important* - Do not do anything for 30 secs as you might get a message saying “this wifi connection does not have an internet connection”. This is an extra (pesky) notice iOS users see. When you see a BLUE CHECK MARK you are connected and you can proceed to open the app.
Make sure you hit “ok” otherwise the camera will not connect to your mobile phone / tablet.
If the blue check mark does not appear and and the camera appears to bounce from my devises to network, toggle the Wi-Fi off for 3 seconds and back on as seen in this next video released March 2021
Read this handy article for trouble shooting the Android Connection when you receive the "Opps change your Wi-Fi network message"
Other TIPS to try:
If the app become unresponsive, refresh the app by closing it and restarting it.
If the connection continues to spin and is unresponsive, refresh it by closing the mobile device settings app down and reopen it. Start the app and try again.
If the camera does not connect, head back to settings and “forget” the wifi network.
Delete the app
Restart your mobile device
Reinstall the Afidus App
Try the connection again
If you did not purchase your camera from us:
Due to new government GDPR rules (General Data Protection) you might be asked to change your password to a new, personal one. You will be instructed by the App to enter a new password. Once this is done, go back to your wifi network list and click “Forget Network” for your ATL. Lastly, simply reconnect to the ATL-xxxxxxx network using your new, personal password. You should now have a connection between your camera and your phone / tablet. To test this, go to the App main screen and tap the bottom left icon “Camera”. If successful, you should be taken to the viewfinder and settings screen of the App.
November 2019 passwords are a mandatory change required by GDPR
the camera will automatically turn off its Wifi after 4 minutes of wifi inactivity. This is indicated by the camera emitting a long beep and then it will shut down. HELP!!! MY CAMERA STILL WONT CONNECT!!! If, by accident you entered the manufacturer password (12345678) your camera will not connect to WiFi. To resolve this, please forget the camera connection in your settings and enter the current TimeLapseCamera password, 87654321.