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CAN I USE CAMERA WITH APP AND BE ON WIFI

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Whan I log onto my hero (2108) FRO GoPro app on iPhone it uses wifi connection and kicks me off the internet. how do I fix this issue?


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Explorer
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Re: CAN I USE CAMERA WITH APP AND BE ON WIFI

Your phone would need to start using your mobile data for internet. The app connects to the camera through a Wi-Fi connection. Since the camera obviously can't provide internet access, you are not able to access the internet through Wi-Fi when connected to the camera. It's not something that can be "Fixed" as it's working as it's supposed to.

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Re: CAN I USE CAMERA WITH APP AND BE ON WIFI

Hello @legendarius51. In addition to what danielr15 shared, you will only be able to connect to the camera and to a Wi-Fi network for Internet at the same time is if you do a live stream through the app. This feature though works only with the HERO7 Black, the HERO8 Black, and the MAX. 

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Explorer
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Re: CAN I USE CAMERA WITH APP AND BE ON WIFI

Your phone would need to start using your mobile data for internet. The app connects to the camera through a Wi-Fi connection. Since the camera obviously can't provide internet access, you are not able to access the internet through Wi-Fi when connected to the camera. It's not something that can be "Fixed" as it's working as it's supposed to.
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Re: CAN I USE CAMERA WITH APP AND BE ON WIFI

Hello @legendarius51. In addition to what danielr15 shared, you will only be able to connect to the camera and to a Wi-Fi network for Internet at the same time is if you do a live stream through the app. This feature though works only with the HERO7 Black, the HERO8 Black, and the MAX. 

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Re: CAN I USE CAMERA WITH APP AND BE ON WIFI

You would need a device with either 2 wifi adapters, or a secondary network connection

Be careful what people tell you to believe is not possible... they follow very simple sets of rules and dont believe that those rules can be bent...

I can also show how to livestream with both the hero7 white and silver models using a secondary wifi router which will allow for you to access the camera and allows more functionality than the gopro app ... I will be writing up some instructional documents and also do video demonstrations on how to do all of these things and likely more!

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Explorer
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Re: CAN I USE CAMERA WITH APP AND BE ON WIFI

Yes, I'm sure that's what the OP is looking for, adding a WiFi adapter or another WiFi network so they can change camera settings or download media from the camera without disconnecting from their WiFi network.