Summary: UPDATE: This will leaving you hanging when it matters most! Just absolutely needed the camera footage for the police. It won't even load the webpage so we can get to the hard drive video. Total piece of garbage! Don't wait your time. Pros: It's cheap and entertaining. Small and easy to tuck away. Cons: It's cheap and doesn't work reliably. If you're looking for a security system to protect your property, this isn't it.
Required firmware upgrade for it to recognize DLink 932L cameras
V Sharma, Amazon
25 January 2015
Summary: It works well now but there was some issue doing the initial setup - it did not recognize the 932L cameras. This was due to my firmware version on the 202L being outdated. It was v1.01 out of box, and v1.02 is required for recognition. Log on to mydlink, select 202L, tab support, download v1.02 firmware which is a "bin" file; tab my devices, find your 202L, go setting, connect then go NVR info, go maintenance, go firmware update, then browse for the bin file and proceed...
Summary: I bought this NVR hoping to have 6 cameras connected and recording. First thing is that it would not recognize the camera (DL-932L) automatically. I went to D-Link support website and noted there were different versions of firmware. The device came with a label saying firmware 1.4, when two versions 2.x were available. By trying to update I noticed the device actually came with version 1.3, and would not take the latest versions.
Good Product - Not Mac Compatible - Software improvements could make this a great product!
N. T. Cowan "nathan_cowan", Amazon
30 December 2014
Summary: I was a bit torn on how many stars to give this product. In some ways, it is a 4 star product, but there are areas that need improvements, mainly with the software. But with some improvements could become a 4 star product. I purchased this after picking up a few of the D-Link cameras, the DCS-932L. These are nice cameras for the price but really wanted something I could use to record feeds in case I needed it for some reason.
Summary: Just finished configuring this product. I'll have to say that it was quite time-consuming and somewhat difficult. I could not have done it on my own based on the provided instructions and support materials. The system is sophisticated but not fully developed from a user experience standpoint so this is a 2 star product on it's own.
Summary: A great product that has multiple uses. The DVR works great but be for warned it only supports Dlink cameras. Get second hard drive and use it for network storage. If this device accepted 3rd party internet cameras it would have gotten 5 stars.
Way too confusing to setup and use with their own cameras
Fred from Red Bluff "Fred", Amazon
4 October 2014
Summary: Extremely confusing to setup. But if your looking at this for use as a security device to trigger and record if someone crashes your door down you are going to be very disappointed. The unit setup easy and the camera setup easy (a compatible Dlink product). Was able to get devices registered to mydlink account and they both showed up as installed devices but the DNR couldn't find the camera. Dumb. The program also will not run on chrome, only explorer.
Summary: I've been using this for about a week with two D-Link Wireless Day/Night microSD Network Surveillance Cameras (DCS-942L), and it works as advertised. It takes little practice to learn which settings belong to the camera and which to this box (the DNR-202L), but that's a minor inconvenience. The DNR-202L includes a web server, so you can access it from any web browser ON THE SAME NETWORK (such as a home wireless network).
Truly horrible. Have been trying this for about a year ...
Arlo Miller, Amazon
26 September 2014
Summary: Truly horrible. Have been trying this for about a year now. It is simply not reliable at all. Can get it setup, get it recording, then log in a month later and it has inexplicably stopped, despite nothing having been done. Have tried different versions of the firmware, makes no difference. This thing is a basically a box of bugs.
A terrific way to build your own video security system on ...
Peter Kares, Amazon
18 September 2014
Summary: A terrific way to build your own video security system on a reasonable budget. since the DNR-202L does not have memory capabilities you must pair it with some form of hard drive. I mated it to a Seagate 2 Terabyte external hard-drive which will give me about a month's worth of continuous recording. When the memory is full, the DNR-202L will erase the oldest recording and start the process all over.