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Wifi Flickr Setup was painful but worth it
on July 25, 2007
(I gave it 4 stars because it was so hard to setup, otherwise it would have gotten 5)
I called tech support and read through every page of the manual and still couldn't figure it out - and I'm a tech guru! No one at Nikon tech support was very helpful (probably because it's still kind of new), they just kept emailing me the manuals.
Anyway, here's the mystery setup instructions:
(before anything - you need to setup a wifi connection - the nikon instructions are fine for this part. either use a publicly available hotspot or your home wireless router, plug in the password if there is one)
1. In the camera, setup your alias and email address. It's hard to figure out which character is the period (it looks like a comma rather than a dot midway up).
2. Take a photo and send it to anyone - preferably yourself.
3. Not only should you receive a copy of the photo to your email account, but Nikon Connect2 service will send you a series of email messages with the instructions to register for the connect 2 service. Without registering, all the other wifi features won't work
NOTE - if you don't get the series of email instructions but you do get the photo, then you entered the sender's address incorrectly but entered the recipient address correctly.
If you don't get any emails - then both addresses are incorrect.
4. Follow the instruction to setup the connect2 service. Without doing this, you can't link to your flickr account and you can't get access to the other connect2 features.
5. Once you've setup the connect2 account, login and you'll see the photo you just sent. Select it and click the flickr button. A pop-up window will appear and ask you for permission to link to your flickr account.
If you don't have a flickr account - I think you will be prompted to create one. After you've created the flickr account, login to the flickr account in a separate explorer window or firefox tab. Then go back to the connect2 website (in the previous window/tab) and click the flickr button again.
A popup window will ask you for permission to link your connect2 account to flickr. After you authorize it, your camera is now registered with your flickr account.
6. Now, from the camera, take a photo. Upload the photo to the email address "flickr" and it will automatically go to the connect2 website and be transfered to flickr.
Not so hard, right? Yeah right.
Actually, my hang up was that I didn't realize that i had typed in my senders email incorrectly so I never got the further instruction for registering the connect2 website. Nothing in the manual or supplemental manuals (there are 3 total) explained that the last bit of instructions would come via email. Not even the Nikon technical support website or FAQ's explained that there was a huge chunk of instructions missing - pending the receipt of the email notifications...
Anyway, I hope I saved someone some grief. Enjoy your new camera!