Can anyone help with Mac/6D/Wifi/EOS Utility?

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Can anyone help with Mac/6D/Wifi/EOS Utility?
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Hi there, I thought myself pretty switched on until I came up against Canon's arcane EOS utility. I have successfully paired my 6D with my iPhone using the 6D's Camera Access Point mode and that works well except that trying to shoot birdies in my garden soon drains the phone battery. Even when connected to a charger it drains faster than it can charge! So I thought I'd try to control the camera though my iMac and my domestic WiFi.

Connecting the camera to my iMac with a USB cable works fine  and I can transfer photos and other stuff OK but trying to connect via WiFi has been impossible. I know I am connected to the wifi network because I can see the 6D's MAC address in my router. However, the EOS utility pops up a window telling me "No Camera Found. Check your network connection."  I also see a progress bar at the bottom telling it's "Preparing to import..."

I've reset the 6D's network parameters twice and I've run out of ideas. Camera firmware and EOS Util is up-to-date.

Any ideas? Thanks.

Martin

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