We've expressed concerns about how the Nikon D750 Wi-Fi setup is unsecure out of the box, particularly for iOS users. So we thought it only fair to publish a guide showing how to set up a password to fix this. Read on to find out.

Here’s how to set up security on the Nikon Wireless Utility app. By default the camera sets up an unsecured network if you correct directly to its SSID, which potentially could place your pictures at risk of unauthorised copying under certain cirumstances, so you should do this immediately. Here we’re showing the process using a Nikon D750 and an iOS device, but the steps for Android are essentially the same.

1) Turn on your camera’s Wi-Fi. On the D750 this in the Setup menu, page 3, item 6. Enter the Wi-Fi menu and set ‘Network Connection’ to ON, using the ‘Enable’ option.

Nikon D750 wi-fi setup

Nikon D750 wi-fi setup

 

2) In your smart device’s Wi-Fi menu, connect to your Nikon camera. No password is required at this point.

 

Nikon D750 WMU connection

 

3) Open the Wireless Mobile Utility app and tap the Settings button (Cog icon)

 

Nikon WMU settings menu

 

4) In WMA Settings, set Authentication to WPA2-PSK-AES

Nikon WMU WPA menu

 

5) Enter a password

 

Nikon WMU password entry

 

6) Exit the settings and tap ‘OK’ at the prompt

 

Nikon WMU save settings

 

7) Re-connect to your camera using the password you’ve just set

 

Nikon WMU reconnect

 

8) Your connection should now display a Lock icon, indicating that it’s secure

 

Nikon D750 secured connection

 

That’s all there is to it.

 

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