How to Connect GoPro to Computer WiFi

You can connect your GoPro to your computer via Wi-Fi by enabling your GoPro’s wireless connections, connecting it to your phone with GoPro Quik, and then connecting your computer to your GoPro’s wireless hotspot.

Hi, nice to meet you! My name is Larry, and today I’ll teach you how to connect your GoPro to your computer using Wi-Fi. I’ve been using GoPro cameras for almost a decade and frequently transfer files from my GoPro to my computer through a wireless connection.

In today’s guide, I’ll explain how you can quickly and easily connect your GoPro to your computer.

Let’s jump right in!

How Do I Connect My GoPro to My Computer Wi-Fi Network?

Step 1: Turn on your GoPro and navigate to Preferences > Connections > Wireless Connections. Enable the wireless connections on your GoPro.

Step 2: Download the GoPro Quik app on your smartphone and pair it with your GoPro camera. Check out my Connect GoPro to Phone guide if you haven’t set up GoPro Quik before.

Step 3: Once your GoPro is connected to your phone, find your GoPro’s Wi-Fi name and password under ‘Camera Info’ in the ‘Connections’ menu on your GoPro.

Step 4: Turn on your computer’s Wi-Fi and scan for available connections. You will see a name such as ‘Larry’s HERO10 Black’. Next, connect your computer to your GoPro’s Wi-Fi using the Wi-Fi password shown on your GoPro.

Your computer and GoPro are now connected wirelessly. Through this connection, you can view and download any video from your GoPro to your computer.

Let’s discuss how.

How Do I Transfer Files From My GoPro to My Computer?

Once you’ve established a Wi-Fi connection between your GoPro and computer, you can easily transfer files. First, however, make sure your GoPro is in its normal preview mode and not in playback mode or any other menu.

Step 1: Open a new web browser and type in: 10.5.5.9:8080/videos/DCIM

If this doesn’t work, you can type in: 10.5.5.9/videos/DCIM

Step 2: You will see a directory of all the folders saved on your GoPro camera.

Step 3: Open a folder, and you will find all the video files saved inside the folder.

Step 4: Each video file will have an MP4 file and an LRV file equivalent. LRV files are compressed versions of the MP4 file and are used for low-quality previews and playback.

Step 5: View your video files by clicking them. You can also save video files by right-clicking the MP4 file and selecting ‘Save as’ or ‘Download linked file’.

There you have it! Any easy way to transfer footage from your GoPro camera to your computer. This method is great because it doesn’t require any cables or external adapters. 

FAQs

How to connect GoPro to Mac wireless?

The method I described above works for both Windows computers and Macs. Once your GoPro’s wireless connection is enabled, and you’ve paired it with your smartphone, your Mac will be able to connect to your GoPro’s wireless hotspot.

Can you connect GoPro to Wi-Fi?

All GoPro camera models have Wi-Fi and are able to connect to a smartphone or computer. Most GoPro users connect their GoPro to the GoPro Quik mobile app on their phones. With GoPro Quik, you can easily upload and share your footage with friends and family. GoPro Quik also offers editing tools. 

What is my GoPro Wi-Fi password?

Your GoPro Wi-Fi password can be found under the ‘Camera Info’ section of your GoPro’s ‘Connections’ menu. If you want to reset your GoPro password, refer to my Reset GoPro Wi-Fi Password guide to learn how.

Why is my GoPro not connecting to my computer?

If your GoPro is not connecting to your computer wirelessly, it may be because your battery is too low. Your camera won’t be able to enable Wi-Fi and connect with GoPro Quik if your battery is nearly dead. So, charge your battery to full power and try connecting it to your computer again.

Why won’t GoPro videos play on my computer?

If your GoPro videos aren’t playing on your computer, it may be due to a lack of computer processing power. GoPro videos can be recorded in extremely high resolutions like 5K and 4K, and your computer may not have enough processing power to play them. If you have an old computer with low RAM and an outdated graphics card, it may be time to upgrade.

Closing Thoughts

It’s amazing how simple and quick it is to connect a GoPro to a computer using Wi-Fi. GoPro cameras are wonderful devices packed with a load of features that make life so much easier.

I hope you were able to transfer your video files from your GoPro to your computer without any issues. However, if you did have an issue, please let me know what the problem is in the comments section below.

I’m also happy to answer any other questions you may have about GoPro cameras. Thanks for reading my guide, and I hope to see you again!

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