www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

D-link-dcs-5222l.33508004
8.6 out of 10

D-Link DCS-5222L

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with D-Link DCS-5222L

Showing 1-10 of 37
Overall 2
2.0

So dissapointing

C. Voisin, Amazon
25 June 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this camera for security purposes. I wanted something that could be viewed remotely and would email me a clear enough picture to use in prosecution if needed. These were my only requirements. Before this, I had the cheaper DLink 5010L and had to return it due to a blurry picture and constant false emails saying it either sensed motion or it was disconnected. I figured the more expensive 5222L would perform better, so I got it. I was wrong.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't work with Apple MAC

Stephanie, Amazon
9 June 2014
  • Summary: Bought this in-store (please note it is $10 cheaper here) and will be taking it back tonight. We are both tech savvy people and after spending 3 hours trying to get it set up and working properly we gave up. Set up of the camera itself and installing the software to our computer was easy and straightforward. Problems came with the D-link website and the inabiliy to view the camera because Java and Apple don't get along.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

unable to connect

appliancejunky, Bestbuy
4 June 2014
  • Summary: I'm not sure if all of these security network cameras are the same but I was unable to setup the camera because it couldn't get pass step 1, which was...
  • Pros: nothing
  • Cons: unable to connect directly to wifi
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Picture quality 2
2.0
Ease of setup 2
2.0

Keep looking

kollene, Bestbuy
2 June 2014
  • Summary: Motion activated did not work. The picture looked robotic. The tilt down feature was lacking didn't tilt down far enough. Nothing ever recorded.
  • Pros: Nothing
  • Cons: Underwhelmed
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Impossible to set up and constantly disconnects from wireless network

szj, Amazon
16 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought the D-Link DCS-5222L camera to monitor a sick pet while away from the home. Right out of the box, this camera was impossible to set up. Everything worked OK when hooking up with a wired connection, but trying to get the camera onto my wireless network took well over two hours. I have a D-Link DIR-825 Extreme-N Dual-Band Gigabit Router running the latest firmware, so you would assume that this setup would work flawlessly.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Too complicated for set up as a wireless security camera wthout techie assistance

Los Angeles Reader "LA, CA Reader", Amazon
14 May 2014
  • Summary: 5/14/14 4:15p PDT. Without success, I have spent several hours now trying to set up and activate this D-Link Cloud Camera # DCS-5222L. Neither the enclosed written instructions nor the downloaded ones provide A to Z, step-by-step clear American English instructions to connect this unit wirelessly to a phone company installed router.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Waste of money and time

bernielh, Bestbuy
3 May 2014
  • Summary: rate as zero, no support, no online control from cell phone or remote pc, if there were support it might work, zoom is the pits, cant get this to work...
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of setup 2
2.0

Train Wreck

ElkMeadow80439, Bestbuy
16 March 2014
  • Summary: Train wreck from the work go. No directions in the box or online. I called D-Link for assistance and they would not help unless I paid a service fee??
  • Pros: The fancy Box
  • Cons: The entire product
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Ease of setup 2
2.0

Newer "B" version a failure. Stick with older "A".

themoo4u, Bestbuy
12 March 2014
  • Summary: I have the older "A" version of this camera, which works great - picture quality excellent, easy setup, remote access works, and motion detection...
  • Pros: Nothing
  • Cons: setup, picture quality, motion detection
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Seems like decent hardware but forget about support and using any phone/tablet app they advertise

Dan, Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: Bought this one elsewhere and reviewed it there, but I had a bad enough experience that it seems worth sharing so that folks are prepared for what can happen. The short version is this: You can't use the apps for the camera unless you have an account on mydlink. You can't create an account on mydlink unless their PC application can locate the camera.
  • Read full review
Next page >>