Summary: I have pruchased 2 of these network cameras so far. They are very easy to get up an running with the supplied software. I use to view my frot entry gate and another one looks at the driveway. I also view all the time on my ipad and ipod touch thru d links free my dlink lite app. (also very easy to use ) Be sure to go into settings once you have the cameras up and running and change to outdoor use if viewing an outdoor view .
Summary: After spending over a hour on the phone with the Dlink tech, he gave up and said he would call me back after doing some research on my problem. He never did. I was having a software issue where the dlink program itself could not seem to locate the camera so I would be able to control it in order to record and take snapshots. The cam itself did work quickly as I could see the video image on my computer screen. It's the software that fails for this product.
Summary: Bought the cloud 1100 cam at retail store, thinking it would be great security. could only get the wired portion to work, and with range of four feet, that is useless as security cam. support, spent 40 minutes on first call and then the person said the support number given in the troubleshooting support was incorrect, and sent me to a premium FEE based for troubleshooting for out of warranty customers. cam never worked wirelessly.
Summary: I have been running two D-Link DCS-1100 wired IP cams for over three months now. PROS: This is a reasonably priced, solid camera with a fairly broad range of functions. I have successfully used the FTP feature to upload images every few seconds to an archive server on the both the LAN and WAN sides of my cameras. In general the camera tends to keep working and not freeze up. The streaming video image is best viewed from the home page of the web based control interface.
Summary: My company has a bunch of old D-link DCS-900 model cameras and one of them died, so I purchased this one to replace it. The picture quality is MUCH clearer. Unfortunately, if you do have older cameras in your system, they are not 100% compatible. We were using the IPView software to view the cameras, but I had to switch to D-Viewcam 2.04 to get all the cameras to play nice together. The newer versions of D-Viewcam do not work.
Summary: I was looking for a network camera to use as a baby monitor because I was interested in seeing what was going on with my son from work. For this purpose, the DCS-1100 works very well. The image quality is on par with higher-priced models and the built-in microphone and ability to record video are just added bonuses to this already feature-packed camera.
Summary: it works. i was a big purchaser of the DCS-5300. Quality (which is good) aside, I am sick of paying a price of $300.00 per camera. These DCS-1100 being 1/2 that price (not needing PTZ) are a good addition to a security system. Personally, I prefer a 16channel add-in board to a fast computer so I can get my camera & audio secured but when I work on client's offices and homes, these cameras are the quick and cheap way to put a fairly good system in place.