Are there known Wi-Fi router problems with PhotoSync?

Yes, there are. PhotoSync uses the Apple Bonjour Protocol (like AppleTV, AirPrint, or AirPlay) and there are some brands or models of Wi-Fi routers which have known problems with the Multicast DNS implementation (mDNS) that is used by Bonjour. The effect is that PhotoSync cannot find other PhotoSync devices in the same Wi-Fi network. The only alternative is to switch to Bluetooth transport between iOS devices and to active the websharing and use a webbrowser between iOS devices and Mac/Windows PC's.

There are no official lists from Apple but there are a lot of Apple Support discussion threads that confirm the following Wi-Fi routers as non functional or problematic:

  • D-Link DSL-2640U
  • D-Link 2740R
  • D-Link DSL-G604T
  • Belkin
  • LinkSys WAG160N
  • SonicWall TZ-190 and TZ-150
  • Qwest ActionTec (complete series) [see]
  • Hwawei/Huawei HG256s, HUAWEI Echolife HG532
  • Vodafone Easybox 803
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