Nikon 1 J5

Camera Functions

Wi-Fi

The camera can connect via Wi-Fi wireless networks to a smart device (smartphone or tablet) running Nikon’s dedicated Wireless Mobile Utility app.

Procedure

Enabling Wireless Security

At default settings, wireless security is not enabled. Enable wireless security on the camera before connecting.

01. Select Wi-Fi connection type.

Select Wi-Fi connection type in the Wi-Fi menu.
02. Enable encryption.

Select "Authentication/encryption" to display encryption options. Highlight "WPA2-PSK-AES" and press OK to enable wireless security. A password will now be required when connecting to the camera; the default password is “NIKON_J5”. To allow connection without a password, select "Open" for "Authentication/encryption."
The current password can be viewed at any time by selecting "Current settings" in the Wi-Fi menu.
Changing the Password

The password can be changed as described below. The password can only be changed when "WPA2-PSK-AES" is selected for "Authentication/encryption" in the Wi-Fi menu.

01. Select "Wi-Fi connection type" > "Password."

Select Wi-Fi connection type in the Wi-Fi menu, then highlight "Password" and press OK.
02. Enter a password.

The text-entry dialog shown at right will be displayed with the current password (by default, “NIKON_J5”) in the password area. Tap to highlight characters in the password area or rotate the command dial to move the cursor. To enter a new character at the current cursor position, tap the keys in the keyboard area or highlight characters using the multi selector and press OK. To switch between lower and upper case, numbers, and symbols, press the "Fn" button or tap the shift key.

1: Password area
2: Shift key
3: Keyboard area
Passwords can be from 8 to 36 characters long. After entering the password, tap 4. The password can be viewed at any time by selecting "Current settings" in the Wi-Fi menu.
Android and iOS: Connecting via SSID

01. Press the "Wi-Fi" button.

The camera SSID will be displayed (the camera SSID can also be displayed by highlighting "Connect to smart device" in the Wi-Fi menu and pressing the multi selector right).
02. Select the camera SSID.

On the smart device, select "Setting"s > "Wi-Fi" and select the camera SSID to connect via Wi-Fi. If this is the first time you have connected since changing password settings, enter the new password when prompted.
03. Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility.

Launch the copy of Wireless Mobile Utility installed on the smart device.
Android: Connecting via NFC

If the smart device supports NFC (Near Field Communication), a Wi-Fi connection can be established simply by touching the camera N-Mark logo to the smart device NFC antenna. Before connecting, enable NFC and Wi-Fi on the smart device as described in the documentation provided with the smart device.

To connect via NFC, touch the camera N-Mark logo to the smart device NFC antenna (for the location of the NFC antenna, see the documentation provided with the smart device). Maintain contact until the camera displays a message stating that an NFC device has been detected.

Wi-Fi: Related Functions

View information on functions related to Wi-Fi.

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