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8.8 out of 10

D-Link DCS-942L

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DCS-942L

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Overall 2
2.0

Painful set-up, SD card issues

Terry A., Newegg
7 March 2014
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Tedious set-up, SD card not recognized, zero support
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Overall 2
2.0

Keep looking

Tracy T., Newegg
23 February 2014
  • Pros: Trying to think of one
  • Cons: This cam has been a problem from day one. The wireless range is very short, It needs frequent re-sets, once the firmware update was installed it worked briefly then could never be re installed. The setup software apparently cannot deal with the firmware upgrade. Updated software could never find it during the set up process. The older bundled software found it but would never accept a password so set up failed. A search for the problem shows it is occurring for others...
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked but quit

Mick, Staples
17 January 2013
  • Excerpt: The concept of being able to view our summer home with this camera was great. I set it up and it worked great for several days, however once I was at my winter destination it stopped functioning and I have not been able to regain use of it unless, I assume someone physically attends to it. I would rate it as works but is unreliable.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Unreliable
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing

Dee, Staples
10 August 2012
  • Excerpt: The set-up was geared towards a PC. Found Mac download online. After set-up was complete, could not make camera wireless, as it was not compatible with our router. It was suggested we upgrade our router [$] but the one we have is working fine for all other devices. We decided not to spend [$] to make the camera wireless, and returned it.
  • Cons: Difficult with Mac, Router not compatible
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Overall 2
2.0

Unusable

Paul N., Newegg
11 May 2012
Overall 2
2.0

Do not Buy this product

SAM, Staples
14 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I wasted my money buying this product. I called Tech support 5 times and still this product do not work .I waste my time calling tech support-- thay are bunch of idiots
  • Cons: Difficult To Set Up, Inefficient, Unreliable
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor design / terrible tech support

Mike, Staples
4 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I rarely rate hardware, but I felt others deserve to know the poor quality of the product and technical support. [First] SD card recording would not work. Tech support didn't know it had that feature so couldn't assist. They suggested calling the SD card manufactuer. I fixed by doing a hard reset on the device. [Secondly] The motion detector always shows motion even when there is no motion. This causes constant recording. Save yourself the frustration - DO NOT BUY.
  • Pros: Easy to view live via web
  • Cons: Motion detector failure, Noisey switching to IR, Poor Image, Poor tech support
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Overall 2
2.0

i would not buy this product

pete, Staples
9 November 2011
  • Excerpt: did not get any help from customer service
  • Pros: Sharp Image
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Overall 2
2.0

Cheaply made - plastic ball socket

GRP, Staples
1 November 2011
  • Excerpt: As a current owner of several of the DCS-932L cameras I thought this newer version would be an improvement. However, the ball socket that allows for the tilting and pivot of the camera is made of pastic. Previous versions of the camera use metal. The downgrade to plastic prevents the camera from locking into a suitable position.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good In Low Light
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Overall 2
2.0

Not working properly

superuser123, Bestbuy
27 September 2010
  • Summary: This camera has been very difficult to setup taking more than 2 hours to make it run. Now, the second day, it is not working anymore.
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