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D-Link DCS-G900
4.2 out of 10

D-Link DCS-G900

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Reviews and Problems with D-Link DCS-G900

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Overall 10
10

What a deal

Todd S., Newegg
14 February 2008
  • Summary: I have a total of five Linksys internet cameras, both wired and wireless, and all have worked flawlessly. Very simple to add image or live video content from these cameras to your web site.
  • Pros: You will not likely be able to find a better camera in this price range. I have run this camera for over a year now, and have had no problems at all. Very easy to set up with my Linksys wireless router and have been viewing video over the internet ever since.
  • Cons: Considering the cost of the camera, I have no gripes whatsoever.
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Overall 4
4.0

Problems for me - two models tried

Anonymous, Newegg
22 January 2008
  • Summary: Decided to try D-Link DCS-5300G . Worked but with two poeple on camera it was panning all over the place. Seems they don't have it so only one person can control camera at a time. Dlink customer support said a firmware fix maybe out in a few months..... its going back too..
  • Pros: Neweggs return policy is great to be able to fall back on in these situations.
  • Cons: Unit would not power up. DOA. Dlink tech support ran through a number of tests, no luck. Had it sitting on my desk that afternoon and gave it a small tap with my pen... it powered up.... but went off a couple of times over the next few days so back it went.
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Overall 10
10

Love this camera!!!

James H., Newegg
24 November 2007
  • Summary: Another reviewer is right: dog these cameras and you just don't understand the price of video. This is a good camera regardless of the price for it's intended use. GO NEWEGG!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Pros: I own two of these cameras. I have one in my back yard and the other in my garage. From all over the world I watch my dogs when I'm away. This camera, and it's twin have good resolution, they're reliable, clarity is good. These cameras are good for their intended use.
  • Cons: I have Linksys networking in my house. You have to understand more than average about networking to get these cameras to work on a Linksys. Suggest getting D-Link networking or call D-Link tech support for help; they are very good!! Cameras are very very poor at night.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buggy software

Russell D., Newegg
29 October 2007
  • Summary: Probably works fine with most wireless routers, but don't buy this if you want to use it with a Linksys WRT54GS
  • Pros: Low price (but it's since gone up). Good service from Newegg. Works fine on wired port.
  • Cons: Wireless won't work reliably. I exchanged it and the replacement is the same. I'm a network engineer, I know what I'm doing. The setup software wouldn't find my SSID when manually entered. Scanning found it, but with a garbage character for one digit. Changed my SSID so it would detect it, but th...
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Overall 10
10

A great deal

Erik J., Newegg
15 October 2007
  • Summary: I didn't realize at first that there are two software packages. One for up to 4 cameras that looks like a toy, and another that looks more like a real program and handles 16 cameras, plus adds a TON more features.
  • Pros: Great price. Tons of features. Easy to set up.
  • Cons: Software is a little cheesy (why do manufacturers feel that they must make their software look like a baby toy?)
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camera

Anonymous, Newegg
3 September 2007
  • Summary: Good signal range as far as I've noticed, though I haven't tested it under any long range conditions yet.
  • Pros: This camera is very easy to set up. The software included makes the setup a breeze. Picture is great in lit rooms. I use Firefox and the browser compatibility is great.
  • Cons: Picture is rather grainy in low light conditions.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Kevin F., Newegg
15 August 2007
  • Pros: It works. I can watch the kids when I they get home from school. It was very easy to set up.
  • Cons: Not very wide picture. I can't get wall to wall view of my small family room. Not good in low lux and picture quality is not the best but it accomplishes what I needed it for.
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Overall 8
8.0

decent small webcam

THOMAS D., Newegg
14 August 2007
  • Summary: Configuration can be somewhat technical, having it sending to a d-link router makes it easier as there is more support information available on their site. Knowledge of how to work wiht IP numbers is helpful.
  • Pros: On setup of first one it kept saying the camera's IP number needed to be reset instead of launching the setup wizard, d-link support said it was a bad one so back it went. Second one did not have the issue and is up and running.
  • Cons: First one doa, but return easily handled through newegg.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent for the money, Linux compaitble

B. R., Newegg
12 August 2007
  • Summary: The setup utilities that they provide are for Windows but you don't need them if you know where the initial IP address is. The camera uses DHCP by default so it will be in the range of IP addresses that you've set up your DHCP server to find. Once you've found it you can setup a static IP address.
  • Pros: Works very well for what it is. It's cheap and small and it seems to be maintaining it wireless connection without any hiccups. It's also Linux compatible.
  • Cons: Image quality isn't very good. The DYNDNS client doesn't work, it provides the LAN IP address instead of the WAN IP address. You'll have to rely on your router to provide that information.
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Overall 6
6.0

Maybe I need more time with it

Steven Y., Newegg
3 August 2007
  • Summary: Would just like to see the range enhanced to meet other wifi cams. Very easy to configure, and works with my ViewCommander software for my Pocket PC on WM5. It's sweet and with my cellular data package and bluetooth, it seamlessly connects to all my cams with no hassles.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, good frame rate and color saturation for the $$. WI-FI nice option. IPView software is very nice and have no issues. Wish the software added a "zone" feature for motion detection, but that's expensive in ANY software package. Overall a decent deal if you are placing close to the acce...
  • Cons: Poor range, cannot even work 100' line of sight. 1'-50' is great so I will just use it as an in-house motion detector, but wanted it in the stables adjacent to the house (very very close, but will not connect to any of my access points until < 50'. Have 3 AP's with IP-handoff.
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