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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  • Amateur Photographer

    The WMU app isn’t available for Windows phone, so you can’t connect it to your camera. Equally, the D750’s Wi-Fi isn’t designed for connection to laptops, just iOS and Android mobile devices. So it looks as though it won’t be of much use to you.

    Because of this, there’s no obvious need for you to ever turn on the camera’s Wi-Fi. And if you don’t turn on the Wi-Fi, your images are perfectly secure even if you haven’t set a password.

  • Amateur Photographer

    This procedure secures the network that’s broadcast by the D750. The camera won’t attempt to connect with other Wi-Fi networks.

  • Mark

    Hello Andy,

    Thank you for putting this up. I found your articles very interesting and I dare say a bit disconcerting. As interest in this D750’s unsecured wifi matter seems to be growing exponentially, your easy-to-understand guide on to how to get a wifi password onto a D750’s wifi is greatly appreciated.

    That being said, I do have a question if I may ask.

    I don’t have an iPhone or Android phone or a tablet of any kind. I do, however have a current MacBook and a current Windows phone. From what the D750 manual says, a password appears only addable to the D750 via IOS and Android devices. The Apple App Store says that the app works on IOS tablets and phones but it’s computers aren’t on the list of supported devices. The Windows App Store doesn’t seem to have any Nikon wireless utility app so I assume Nikon didn’t make one.

    So my question is twofold; given my computer and phone hardware, is it possible to add a password to the Nikon D750? And if it’s not doable with my phone or computer, can I simply apply one directly onto the camera by simply using the cameras menu’s, dials, buttons, etc? The reason I ask is if I end up with one or more of these, I’m really going to need be able to get a password onto the wifi so I can lock down my images.

    Thank you again for your articles.

  • But has that secured the Wifi broadcasts from the camera? Surely, if the secured Wifi Mobile network wasn’t available, the camera wifi could communicate with another Wifi network unsecured?