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D-Link DCS-5300
3.9 out of 10

D-Link DCS-5300

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DCS-5300

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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy - no after warranty repair available

DS, Amazon
7 October 2010
  • Summary: I have a DCS-6620G and DCS-5300W. They both developed minor problems shortly after the 1 year warranty ran out. The DCS-6620G ethernet port failed and the DCS-5300G pan capability failed.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not a Good Security Cam

W. D. Jack Moran, Amazon
1 October 2009
  • Summary: We purchased 4 of these cams for a retail security system, and had them professionally installed. They are not doing the job! The software is difficult to configure and to operate. The cams are slow to respond to PTZ commands. The audio is non-existant.
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Overall 2
2.0

I ignored the bad reviews...

Mr. L., Newegg
19 June 2008
  • Summary: After getting it connected, I configured the wireless functionality, because that was how I intended to use it. I set it up for WPA on my Linksys WRT-54G. It could not maintain a reliable connection to my wireless network.
  • Pros: Wide range of features compared to other cameras of this price.
  • Cons: Horribly inconsistent and unreliable. I purchased the 5300G, which includes wireless connectivity. I did a fair bit of research before purchasing, and noted that there are a lot of poor reviews out there for this camera. Wishful thinking won out. I figured that I was savvy enough and would have a...
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay Away

W. E. Vanderslice "WEV", Amazon
21 June 2006
  • Summary: We had a DCS-900 for several years. Other than the occasional re-boot never had an issue. This was the replacement. Right away we never could get 33 of 36 computers to be able to access it (all 36 worked fine with the DCS-900).
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY

Anonymous, Newegg
6 June 2006
  • Pros: When the camera works, it has great image quality and nice features.
  • Cons: I am very dissatisfed with this camera. I am using it with 2 other cameras in a restaurant. The other 2 cameras (different brand) have poorer quality images, but run reliably and the software works. This camera freezes 2 or 3 times a week and needs to be rebooted. I had a security incident and th...
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy - no after warranty repair available

DS, Amazon
4 October 2005
  • Summary: I have a DCS-6620G and DCS-5300W. They both developed minor problems shortly after the 1 year warranty ran out. The DCS-6620G ethernet port failed and the DCS-5300G pan capability failed.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not ready yet

Fisher, Amazon
19 August 2004
  • Summary: This product may be the worse piece of technology I have ever gotten. It would routinely crash my networks (Tried it on 2 different ones). If used in wired mode, it can go from 1-3 days before bring down the network, if wireless 3-4 hours-I had to upgrade the firmware to make it this long on the...
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Overall 2
2.0

Plagued with problems

DarkDan "DarkDan", Amazon
8 August 2004
  • Summary: If you've read the other reviews, you know that this camera is "high maintenance" to say the least, but there are a few additional problems I encountered that are not yet documented here. 1. This device knocks all other systems off my network.
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