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D-Link DCS-942L
7.9 out of 10

D-Link DCS-942L

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Overall 2
2.0

Dlink DCS932L

Andrew B., Newegg
21 February 2015
  • Summary: Don't buy Dlink products I have had it after a dozen or more calls to support for support which I eventually solved myself
  • Pros: Works well when it is working
  • Cons: Terrible customer service and technical camera. This camera died 14 months after it was purchased and Dlink does not repair them even for a fee. The technical support is terrible people read off troubleshooting lists and do not understand how to listen to a customer after explaining the problem. There is no point in trying to ping a dead camera without any LEDs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Sub-100 buck IP cam with internal storage.

Gregory P., Newegg
17 February 2015
  • Summary: Inside the case the camera is powered by a Grain Media GM8126 SoC which has an embedded H.264 encoder as well as MPEG-4/JPEG and also manages the Ethernet connection. It has 128MB SDRAM and 16 MB flash and a single Ralink RT5370 b/g/n radio. The camera is priced about right. The resolution is fine for a baby monitor, seeing if your server lights are on in a dark room, checking to see if you closed your garage door when you are at the airport, or seeing if there is a car...
  • Pros: Review is for the A4 hardware version with latest 1.24 Firmware released 2/11/15. When you spend under 100 bucks for an IP cam you usually get VGA resolution. A good lens, in-camera storage recording, 30 fps because of H.264, dedicated passive IR motion detection, video motion detection, sound detection, pan/tilt/zoom, wired/wireless, two-way audio, easy setup, night vision with IR cut filter, are all potential price-raising options. This one has all of them except fo...
  • Cons: The trend is toward HD resolution (but those cams are significantly higher priced and HD doesn’t work well over a cellular connection). Ball and socket pivot tends to drift if you connect both the Ethernet and the power cable. “Cloud” designation can be misleading if you expect this camera to store video to cloud storage for later review. It does not – there is no record to cloud function. To record video for later review you have to buy a D-Link NVR or use the SD slo...
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Overall 8
8.0

Simple security camera

gregory b., Newegg
17 February 2015
  • Summary: This is the second DLink camera I own, the first being a DCS-5009L. The 942L is similar in some instances, setup can be a little cumbersome if initially setup on a PC that does not have Java enabled. The camera needs to be plugged in to the router for setup, MyDlink application is run and the software is installed. If Java is not installed then the application exits and Java needs to be installed.
  • Pros: No dropped signal Night Vision Apps for Android and iOS 2 way audio Motion detection and email alerts Remote viewing Local recording via SD card My Dlink is straightforward and simple to navigate around.
  • Cons: Single band N, no 5ghz. Complex setup if java not installed Low resolution of camera 480p Need access to advance settings in some cases (time and date set) Some settings do not keep, like microphone mute Recording to SD card makes no sense for security camera as it can be easily removed Was not able to take ‘snapshot’ when motion event seen. No cloud storage on My Dlink. External powered speaker required for 2 way audio.
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent Camera, but not worth the MSRP.

MICHAEL T., Newegg
16 February 2015
  • Summary: This camera is decent with the features it comes with, BUT I personally would not pay the retail price this camera commands. On paper, it looks like a great camera, but once you actually set it up and start using it, you see all the shortcomings. The microphone's quality isn't good at all. Most audio was drowned out by static noise and hiss. I set the camera to send me an email notification if it detected movement at night and it sent me many, many emails.
  • Pros: - Limited night vision capability. - Connection to network via wifi or ethernet. - Can store video over network to a network drive or to a microSD card.
  • Cons: - Resolution is fairly low. - The low resolution + low night vision range make for pretty bad night / low-light image. - It's not PoE capable - If you set it to store video on the microSD card and whoever you're filming sees the camera, they can simply take the card out of the camera. - Having settings configurable via webbing into the camera and / or D-Link's cloud service can be confusing for novice users. - Microphone quality is sub-par (static-y). - Motion sensor ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Great concept but useless in reality.

Anonymous, Newegg
4 February 2015
  • Summary: If only D-Link used a decent internal aerial or better still an external one this could have been such a great unit but instead it may be of use in a small apartment but certainly isn't usable in a house. Security cameras need to be at the perimeters of a property not in the middle adjacent to a router!
  • Pros: Easy setup but both the included disk software was out of date as was firmware. Web based & phone access a great plus. Fairly easy for non technical user. Fantastic if it worked.
  • Cons: This product started out looking like a fantastic & useful security device, whilst it was next to the Wi-Fi router it was flawless. It wasn't till I moved it a relatively short distance from the router that the problem was evident - the Wi-Fi antenna is totally inadequate & at 7 meters the signal faltered then at 10 meters it lost connection & I'm talking about line of sight! I have a Billion router that has exceptional range & I use a computer in an external building...
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Overall 10
10

good support

victor c., Newegg
5 January 2015
  • Pros: works as advertised, changed routers and had trouble resetting camera but agent AR004666 to the rescue! d-link's tech support fantastic!
  • Cons: after help resetting camera (needed new software version), all good.
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Overall 8
8.0

good customer service from DLink

tien n., Newegg
1 January 2015
  • Pros: Carlos ( AR004279) from Dlink helps get through the setting of the camera
  • Cons: so far no cons
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Overall 6
6.0

one of two failed after 11 months

Steven T., Newegg
21 December 2014
  • Pros: Inexpensive, app is actually useful, makes for a great baby monitor.
  • Cons: -One of two failed after 11 months of light use, thought it would have had a longer warranty but its only 1 year. -Low resolution.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good cam. Integration needs work

Redneck, Staples
18 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This seems like a good cam from a trusted name. I like the D-Link hardware and cloud features. However, I purchased it for my Staples Connect system and the integration and the information could be better.When I first added it to the system, all I could do is view the camera. My goal was to use the motion detection to control other things and to be able to record when triggered from this or another motion detector.After I added it and removed it from the system a couple...
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Overall 8
8.0

AR004296

Erick S., Newegg
15 December 2014
  • Pros: AR004296 Great tech support..friendly service!!
  • Cons: no cons
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