One Living Life: SJCam SJ4000 WiFi Problem fixed

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

SJCam SJ4000 WiFi Problem fixed

For all those, who are just thinking of buying a good action or sports camera but are skeptical about a high priced GoPro, SJCam fits into the budget pretty well. Especially, the SJ4000 which has helped out a lot of poor fellows like me. But, then I am pretty sure, many of you have faced problems connecting your SJ4000 over WiFi. There has been a time when you just accepted the fact that the SJ4000 is just an action cam without wifi, although you brought the one with WiFi facility.

The solution is actually pretty simple.

Once you have connected your phone to the SJ Wifi Access Point, turn off your mobile data. 

Tadaaa!! Its that simple.

Reason: The SJCam HD app searches for the camera hardware over the primary data interface. Mobile Data being the primary Internet connectivity source, the app fails to connect to the camera over that channel. So, switching off all data channels except the WiFi makes it work. :)

This SJCam is now available here, for dirt cheap at Banggood. (takes around 30-40 days for delivery since products are shipped to India from China)

UPDATE: Please verify first if your SJCAM 4000 is genuine. You can verify it from here - http://sjcamhd.com/safe/

22 comments :

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    1. Did you check if your SJCAM is genuine. You can verify it here from their official website - http://sjcamhd.com/safe/

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  2. Ahhh! I would have died without this post!!!

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    1. Seriously!! You should have thanked me for not letting you die..

      Btw, You should also verify if your SJCAM is genuine. You can verify it here from their official website - http://sjcamhd.com/safe/

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  3. Hi there ... have you or do you know of a way that allows 2 or more wifi devices (phones or tablets) to connect to the SJ4000? ... would be handy for multiple user to be able to logon and see the same footage ...

    cheers,
    Gem

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    1. Well, as far as I know, there is no direct way of doing so.

      But, if you must, One way is connect your SJ over WiFi to any device and share its screen via screen sharing apps over the internet. Now, obviously there will be lags and delays.

      But, I must ask, why do you want an SJ wifi to be accessible by 2 devices? What are you planning?

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  4. after connecting my sjcam4000 to my phone with the app, i can take photo and video, but i cant view any photos/videos from my phone, not to mention even downloading any of the shots because there's nth for me to view,select,download. But I can see everything in the sjcam...help...

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    1. Weird!! I haven't heard of such an issue before. If you are able to connect to the camera, the pics n vids should be downloaded without any issue.
      However, I suggest you to try the FinalCam or FNCam app from the Play Store.
      Do let me know the results if you succeed with the 2 apps.

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  5. My hero! Thanks! It worked on my M20 👍

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  6. The wifi sj4000 connection is terrible...i bought a much cheaper and china made brand but the wiffi is superb with no lagging..and the quality of picture and videoa is much similar depends on the type of memory card used

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  7. Have wifi sj4000 - when I record the viewer goes to black after 30 secs. If I press ok button it comes back on and is still recording. This can't be right, can it? I first tried it out 2 weeks ago and it didn't go out to black. Is this something to do with installing wifi software, which works fine actually on samsung J32016 - also new. Can anyone help please? If I want to record for 3 minutes I want to check out line of what I'm recording if I'm moving down road or fishing etc. Many thanks.

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    1. There is a setting in SJCam where in you set the screen to go off exactly after 30 secs/1 min and so on.

      I am pretty sure, that you have set that up sometime ago and forgotten about it. Happened to me once initially as well.

      This is actually a pretty nifty feature that helps you save battery and the wide angle lens pretty much ensures your subject stays in frame.

      Please, Do let me know if this helped you.

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    2. Yes,it helped me lots. Found it and turned it off. Thank you greatly! I want to use sj4000 wifi for when I am fishing on the canal, to view what the high cam sees as I fish on my kayak. Or photographing a scenic trip on a pleasant evening etc.
      Thank you so much for your knowledge and experience! Glad you are there!!!

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  8. Man, this is the best post ever! Thanks!!!!!

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    1. Welcome... Do share with your friends... :)

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  9. Wauw thank you, the solution is so simple.... If sjcam only added one line with the message put off your data then a lot op people wouldn't have these problems. Thanks!

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  10. I need help please!
    I have a sj m20 and since yesterday i am not able to connect it to wifi. When i touch the wifi botton, the wifi symbol appeared amd it stays there for ever. I ve tried a million times but nothing happened!

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    1. Try what is given in the post above.

      Check the comments too. Another person successfully resolved his problem on M20

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