Upload from Wi-Fi Hotspots


We apologize, but as of September 9, 2013, Hotspot Access is no longer available as an add-on service. If you have purchased an Eyefi card that includes the Hotspot Access service, it will still be supported and you can enable it in your EyefiCenter account when you initialize your card.

If you previously purchased a card that offered a year of free Hotspot Access, or you added it as an additional service through your Eyefi Center account, you will no longer be able to renew the service when it expires.

If you do have a card with this service enabled, this article will explain how to upload from Wi-Fi Hotspots.

Eyefi cards enabled with the Hotspot Access service include access to AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots and open networks. Eyefi is working directly with AT&T wireless, HarborLink, and Easy WiFi to offer Wi-Fi access to over 200,000 hotspot locations, including major hotels, airports, Starbucks, McDonald's restaurants, and other locales. Eyefi X2 cards with Hotspot Access include Easy WiFi and Harborlink hotspot access as well as AT&T and open networks.

For a map of coverage from each provider, view the links below:

If you want information about your uploads, you can choose to receive status updates from Eyefi as either email, tweets, or SMS text messages. These messages will let you know when your Eyefi Card has connected to and is uploading from a supported hotspot network and will also let you know when your upload has completed. Like all Eyefi uploads, if you leave the location before your upload has finished, youf Eyefi Card will pick up right where it left off the next time you're in a supported location.

Eyefi Explore, Explore X2, Explore Video, Pro and Pro X2 cards each include 1 year of Hotspot Access. Users of these cards will be able to renew Hotspot Access for $29.99 per year after the first year.

Please keep in mind that hotspots have a lower network priority than configured wi-fi networks. Eyefi cards will only connect to a hotspot if there are no configured private networks in range and follow this connection priority:

  1. Ad-Hoc connections
  2. Infrastructure WLAN
  3. Hotspot
  4. Direct Mode
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