Excerpt: I wanted a quick easy solution for watching my child while working in my office. This solved the problem at a cost of less than 40 dollars per room. With the addition of an ipad and the paid app at just 1 dollar I can keep an eye on her playing in the living room, den or yard with a simple switch.
Summary: Our requirements were very basic; we wanted to be able to look in on the house while at work. It would help us to ensure that the babysitter was actually sitting and that the pet sitters weren't robbing us blind. I've had mixed results with D Link products in the past, but the price was too tempting to pass up. I set up the camera first using WPS. However, the installation wizard on my PC kept insisting it couldn't find the camera.
Excerpt: If I wanted to run the camera attached to my router, it would have been a snap to do. However, I needed it to run wirelessly. I contacted Dlink and their support person had me do a firmware update and get their latest install wizard from their website. It took time, but I got it working. For the money and the application I needed it for, it is doing a wonderful job! I will say that the mic is very sensitive.
Pros: Compact, Inexpensive, Security, Web Viewable
Summary: I am very happy with this camera and software. It was easy to set up in wireless mode after I got an N router to replace my G Linksys router. I bought a refurbished Linksys N from Amazon for $18... works great! Back to the camera. It is small and unobtrusive. The picture is pretty good. The microphone has a lot of static but you can mute it or lower the volume. I downloaded dlink lite for my Kindle Fire and am very satisfied with it.
Summary: This camera was amazingly easy to set up. No router ip address necessary. Had 2 up and running in 20 minutes. Also used iphone app and it works with sound. Quality of picture is not as good as some but for a business it works for me.
Summary: Great 1st camera. At $50, high value. Wireless rang is at most 20' so plan to buy a range extender or hardwire. Features are fun - sends email on motion, records to your hard disk, phone app to check your house and they all work. Took longer than planned to set up but easy if have technical savy. Still haven't gotten the sensitivity set well yet to not send too many emails on false motion, but sould be fixable. Been running 3 weeks no problem.
Great camera for Wired Connection... Poor for WI-FI beyond one room
Kenneth C Napier, Amazon
28 March 2013
Summary: 4 Star product for direct Ethernet connection. 2 Star product for Wi-Fi connection beyond medium range of normal devices. I bought 2 of these. My original one was hooked up via Ethernet and it works great. Decent Video / Poor audio. I bought another one and this time I wanted to place it In a location that required Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi on this device has the worst reception of any device in my house.
Summary: I got this camera a week or so ago (for $40 on here). Hooked it up and it works like a charm. I am an IT professional so setup was easy to me but I can see it being a problem for some people. I have two WRT54G routers with DD-WRT (one as an AP and one as a Repeater) and the video is smooth and I can access the camera from anywhere with a little Port Forwarding.
Summary: At first it was a hassle to get these to work. But tech support at D-Link was awesome and they got it hooked up to work like a champ. Yes I had to by a repeater due to low signal strength but that was not their fault. Got it cheap and totally works. I have seen some negative reviews but you get what you pay for. Great tech support from D-Link.