And if you’ve been following developments regarding the Nikon D4, you may already know that the WT-5 will cost you $877.
That’s why Voudas, a Nikonrumors reader, sent in some Do-It-Yourself steps on how to create your own inexpensive WiFi solution for the Nikon D4:
“The idea was to connect the small VAP11G portable WiFi bridge device (available on eBay and Amazon) to the D4’s Ethernet port in order to use it through WiFi. I setup the Ethernet connection of the D4 and then used the VAP11G device to connect through my WiFi. I then used my laptop and iPhone to check the WiFi connectivity with the D4. It worked like a charm!
The limitation of the device is that it didn’t act as an access point – it would always need an established WiFi network, but the important thing was to prove that the price of the WT-5 price is ridiculously high ($877) and the VAP11G does the same thing for around $30. This limitation could probably be eliminated with the Asus WL-330gE wireless access point.”
The Nikon D4 has been shipping for almost two weeks now. If you happen to have one and would like to try following the steps above, please do let us know how it turns out.