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D-link-dcs-942l.33187877
8.4 out of 10

D-Link DCS-942L

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DCS-942L

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Overall 6
6.0

OK Camera for an OK Price

Alexander M., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Overall, this isn’t the best camera for keeping your house secure...I would say the best option this can be used for is a nanny cam. I am disappointed with the online interface of managing the camera and its advanced features. Looking at the original price of $200, I would say that is way too high for the features and functionality of this camera, but since it is on sale for $70 I would say that is a fair price.
  • Pros: Well, before I got this camera to review, I actually owned the previous generation (932-L). This product has great small packaging with not a lot of waste (so very eco-friendly). In the box you get the camera, a power cord, an ethernet cord and the instructions as well as some product info pamphlets. Setup was easy. Two options to get going: connect it to the router through the provided ethernet cord or use the WPS button on the back of the product. Then once the ligh...
  • Cons: The biggest let down on this device is doing the advanced features of the device. After initial setup, there is nothing to tell you how to setup the advanced features. The way I knew how to get to them was from using its older brother. First you must determine the IP address of the device from your network. Once you get that, you open an internet browser and type in the IP address to login to the internet interface. Once you get in with the username of admin and the p...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great camera, does every thing that it says, a bear to set up.

rdh340, Amazon
23 June 2014
  • Summary: Purchased the camera with great expectations, tried to set up with my limited knowledge of static ip, dynamic ip, upnp enabling, and dynamic dns workaround. It finally worked through a third party remotely working on my computer and calling the support staff twice, which I learned a lot from and where very helpful. Like I said great little camera with all the setting I wanted.
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Overall 6
6.0

Camera = Good , Firmware = Not So Much.......

Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 June 2014
  • Summary: Really like the camera and it's feature set. Unfortunately, after upgrading the firmware to the latest version (1.23) it no longer recorded to SD Card and would not send email notifications. I have read that this is a firmware bug and have confirmed this by down-leveling the camera to version 1.22 which restored this functionality.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad

xcgfatboy, Amazon
28 May 2014
  • Summary: This camera works good but doesn't have a very wide view, something like 40-50 deg. So you may need a few for each room. Also you can record on the SD card, but it still has to go through the internet to do that. The program that they had for download to record to your computer doesn't work with Windows 8 very well. So I can't say much on that until they fix that problem.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not quite ready for primetime

Eddie H Ziv, Amazon
1 March 2014
  • Summary: Let me start by saying that the system works and effective, but it's plagued with software issues, and not quite up-to-date image quality. If you use iPad/iPod/iPhone the setup is quick and easy, however I have yet to be able to watch recording on SD-Card. When I tried, it crashes. In Windows, the setup took a little more time, and every browser is different. It requires JAVA and it may work on IE but not on Firefox or Chrome and vise versa.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0

Use as a wired camera for best result

LotusB, Bestbuy
27 February 2014
  • Summary: I have had the camera for about 6 weeks and bought it to view the front of my home so I can see when the newspaper has been delivered (too lazy to...
  • Pros: Video streams good when wired
  • Cons: Video is choppy when wireless
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Overall 6
6.0

Simple, interesting to see it remotely.

Vtgeo, Bestbuy
23 February 2014
  • Summary: It was a simple set up for the camera. Did not use the record method though yet. Wondering if it would be waterproofed if mounted outside with micro...
  • Pros: Viewing it remotely gave us feedback on what was happening in our driveway.
  • Cons: Never could see a nighttime view of the scene it was aimed at. Could not see out the window in night
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Picture quality 4
4.0
Ease of setup 4
4.0

Glad I have this camera

gatorxxxxx, Bestbuy
15 February 2014
  • Summary: I have always had very good help with the tech people at dLink. Today I spoke with Carlos (AR004279) and he was not only knowledgeable in his ability...
  • Pros: I can now see my newborn puppies and their mama without disturbing them!
  • Cons: Picture quality--but it is using a wireless network and also an extender and they affect the quality of the picture.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fair

D. Brown, Amazon
27 January 2014
  • Summary: Easy to get hooked into the internet. Once logged in, the video quality is not the best but, it will do. I get the impression that it has to be close to a wireless connection to work well.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ease of setup 8
8.0

Good camera with a few issues

Phillyhawk, Bestbuy
10 January 2014
  • Summary: Easy to set up, the D-link was up and functional within 15 minutes. This is someone without a technology background.
  • Pros: Easy to set up
  • Cons: Over sensitive motion detection
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