How to install for wireless, motion detection and e-mail notifications
7 November 2015
Summary: As many people have indicated, Dlink's instructions for set-up are inadequate. Here's my shot at clearing up the install. This is for Windows and to get the camera working so it does not need to be hard wired to the router. Of course you need to have wi-fi for this.
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.
Pros: The camera's themselves are fairly thin if you want to remove them from the stands to make them easier to conceal. And once I figured out they needed a firmware update immediately out of the box, they were very easy to set up. The Iphone "lite" app and the Ipad mydlink+ app are both very easy to ...
Cons: It took me a couple of hours before I realized the cams needed the firmware update. That was annoying. But my biggest stickler is the PC Software that you have to install if you want to view and/or record to your PC (and you can ONLY record to your PC, because the mobile apps will only let you ta...
Pros: This is the updated review. I did what the D-Link rep told me to do and now it is working. Picture is good. I set it up using the user manual.
Cons: I had to wait a month to get a decent response on what to do to fix my problem. It takes the D-Link rep email over a week to get back to me. I had already tried resetting it but it didn't work before.
Summary: i bought this as a security camera for the front door of my girlfriend's place. I give it 4 stars only because it's relatively cheap compared to other network cameras that I have installed (Linksys brand). A lot of flaws (especially the lack of timestamping) but in the end it works once configured.
Pros: As far as a cheap, inexpensive network camera goes, this is a good as it gets. - Well, it works after a lot trial and error. - Did I mention it was cheap and inexpensive?
Cons: - It's very difficult to configure. - Documentation is lacking in many areas, particularly in how to set up motion capture to email offsite. - The stand doesn't have the best build quality. Once installed, it's rather difficult to unmount if you want to move it. - Lack of timestamp or camera name...
Summary: Not a super polished solution although it does offer a lot, so the little bit that isn't working for me isn't a deal killer. Just expect issues for the price point.
Pros: Web interface, smartphone app, wireless
Cons: Java applet flakey, tend to use Internet Explorer and ActiveX instead. DLink's website veiwer doesn't work, even with latest firmware. Don't know why. But I can view the cameras outside the home from my smartphone fine using their app.