Summary: It was a decent camera in it's day (circa 2005), but quite limited compared to technology of 2013. It doesn't even support 802.11N which is pretty much the standard for wireless internet today and only supports 11Mps wired Ethernet compared to other cameras that are at least 100Mps standard today. This camera is so obsolete now that Dlink doesn't even show it on their product pages anymore.
Summary: I have had this camera for 6 years... just bought another one. I also own a Linksys WVC54GC. I recommend this camera as it is easy to configure on a secure WEP 64 network and has a java OR Active X interface. A key problem with the Linksys WVC54GC is that is only works in active X. So for example when I use my Opera browser on my WII (the big screen) or my MAC.. only my DLink can show the image.. You could say linksys is not MAC friendly.
Summary: This camera has been discontinued by D-Link. It will not work with Silverlight, XP service pack 2, or Vista. Mine wouldn't even be recognized by my router (but I think that mine was defective). Unless you have legacy hardware (Pentium III, Windows 98SE, etc) I wouldn't buy this camera. And the D-Link tech support is free, but I waited two hours to talk to someone, who got my model # and then the phone disconnected.
Summary: This isn't so much a review of the camera itself, as it is information on a way to resolve what I consider to be the camera's biggest downside (other cameras too!). This might get a little wordy though. In reading some of these reviews, I notice that a lot of people have trouble understanding Networking technology (BIG surprise), causing them to suffer through tech support calls. But, knowing even a few basics, can help avoid having to make that dreaded call...
Summary: This camera failed to work from the moment I plugged it in. The lights flashed virtually at random... the power light would sometimes blink on and off, sometimes it would stay solid. The ethernet light would blink once every minute or so at some times, and at others, even when it wasn't plugged into anything, it would stay solid. After a brief conversation with their technical support staff, it was determined that my product was defective.
Summary: This camera was easy to set up just like the DCS-900's I own. I want to note that you can run this camera via ethernet cable if you want. In fact I do this because the wireless comes and goes for no reason and it is only 20 feet away from the router with no obstruction. The video is choppy like the DCS-900 but the quality is livable for those who can't afford the higher end ip camera's (like Axis who actually deliver 30 fps).
Summary: I picked this unit up about a year and a half ago. I needed to have this unit serviced after 7 months because I could not connect to the unit anymore. Soft Reboot, Hard Reboot did not solve it, DLink was nice enough to send me another unit. Took about 2 weeks turn around. That was about 9 months ago, I have had this camera mounted on top of my house over looking the front yard.
Summary: Being tech. stupid, I read all the directions and got it up and running wirelessly in a few min. Still can't view it outside my network. The only thing I can figure out is that there is a block on my server side to reduce bandwidth but the instructions cover that too. I have yet to try it but in the mean time, I use it to spy on my dogs in the livingroon while I'm working in another room. Good picture, average wireless range. I like it so far.
Summary: The device is GREAT. The concept is GREAT. The software is HORRIBLE! The documentation is even WORSE!!! I hate it when a manufacturer goes through all the trouble to create a magnificent product, but then skimps on the software/drivers/documentation/etc. This is a perfect example. The device is rock-solid -- could not ask for a sturdier product without going to industrial quality (and price). The software looks like it was written to entertain children!