This article describes the process to properly install the device driver for the Wifi BacPac in Windows 7 and Vista.  If you connect a powered on Wi-Fi BacPac and GoPro Studio  does not show it in the Device Window, this article applies to you. 

Step 1- Turn off User Account Control (UAC)

Instructions for Windows 7

Instructions for Windows Vista

 

Step 2 - Confirm that the Wi-Fi BacPac Device Driver is successfully installed on your computer

To check if the Wi-Fi BacPac Device Driver is successfully installed, follow the below steps:

  1. Browse to Start Menu > Control Panel > Device Manager.
  2. Locate “Other Devices” or “Universal Serial Bus Devices”. 
  3. Click the arrow to expand, and you should see “WiFi BacPac”.  If there is a yellow triangle with an exclamation point, this means that the device driver is not successfully installed

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Since the Wi-Fi BacPac Device Driver is not successfully installed, we need to update the Device Driver manually.

 

Step 3 - Manually update the Wi-Fi BacPac Device Driver

To manually update the Wi-Fi BacPac Device Driver, follow the below steps:

  1. Right-click “WiFi BacPac”.
  2. Click “Update Driver Software…”.  A new window titled “Update Driver Software – WiFi bacPac” will open.

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  1. Click “Browse my computer for driver software.” 
  2. In the new window that opens, click “Browse”.

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  1. The following window will open when you click “Browse”.

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  1. Browse to Computer > OS(C:) > Program Files (x86) > GoPro > Tools > Drivers > WiFiBacPac.

Note – if you do not see “Program Files (x86), select “Program Files” instead.  The file path would look like this: Computer > OS(C:) > Program Files > GoPro > Tools > Drivers > WiFiBacPac.

  1. Click “OK” once you have clicked on WiFiBacPac and it appears in next to “Folder:”.

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  1. Check the “Include subfolders” checkbox.
  2. Click “Next”.

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  1. Your Device Driver will install.  Once complete, the following window will open as confirmation.  You can click “Close” to close the window.

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Now that the Wi-Fi BacPac Device Driver is successfully installed, you should see the Wi-Fi BacPac listed under “Universal Serial Bus Devices” in the Device Manager window.  There should no longer be a yellow exclamation point.  This indicates that the Device Driver was successfully installed.

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Now that the Wi-Fi BacPac Device Driver has been manually updated, GoPro Studio should recognize the Wi-Fi BacPac. 

 

Step 4 - Confirm that GoPro Studio shows the Wi-Fi BacPac in the Device Window

Close and re-launch GoPro Studio, and you should be able to locate the Wi-Fi BacPac in the Device Window.