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Linksys WVC200
4.6 out of 10

Linksys WVC200

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Overall 4
4.0

Bad Deal - Heres Why...

Keith B., Newegg
19 February 2009
  • Summary: I enjoy Linksys / Cisco product and usually find them to be high quality. The casing on this camera is nice and the interface is much like any other linksys product. However the video quality leaves much to be desired.
  • Pros: Ability to aim camera via web browser, wireless worked great. Audio with video was nice. High frame rate.
  • Cons: High res and high quality is not impressive. Camera is not sensitive to low light dispite what the box says. After being on for an hour or two grey dead spots started showing up in the output. Rebooting the camera did not fix this. Does not support the ability to do motion capture and still captu...
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Linksys WVC200 wireless camera

jesbellaine, ReviewStream
1 February 2009
  • Excerpt: The WVC200 networking wireless camera is the most affordable device if you want to add a security camera in your shop or at home. Last year, I helped my customer install this camera. I tell you, this is so easy to install if you have an existing network at home. …
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Bad

Curt R., Newegg
5 November 2008
  • Pros: Camera works well. Setup is not as difficult as people say. IP address displays on LED screen. Camera has built in webserver. You can type IP address in your browser and set it up online. You just have to hard wire it to your network before you turn it on to enable the nic and then restart it wit...
  • Cons: Does not support WPA2 security (very sad for a newer product). Webserver not compatible with iPhone. You can configure it but cannot view the video.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not for Vista Users

Steve W., Newegg
3 October 2008
  • Summary: Motiion detection produces lots of false positives -- emails with ~1MB attachments when there has been nothing moving in front of the camera. It will fill your mailbox, especially if you set the sensitivity too high. At night, the image "noise" is a particularly good trigger for motion detection.
  • Pros: It works. Image quality is acceptable. Sensitive to infrared illumination.
  • Cons: Emailed videos, as a consequence of enabling motion detection, are unviewable in Vista. What's the point if you cannot use this for unattended intruder detection! The device emails a ".ASF" video file which will not play in Vista's Windows Media Player because it is missing a Sharp audio codec. A...
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediocre product from mediocre company

Ricardo M., Newegg
31 August 2008
  • Summary: Buy used and\or test it *first* or don't buy it at all.
  • Pros: While it all works it's a great bang-for-buck product.
  • Cons: Quirky. Most people will be unable to get all their desired functions to work. Camera seems 'unstable' - crashes, loses connection, etc.
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Overall 10
10

Not difficult to setup

Brian Y., Newegg
8 August 2008
  • Summary: I'm connecting this wireless to a WRK54G router which I've changed from the standard configuration and I still had no problem. I plugged it in to a hard line, logged in on my ROUTER to view the DHCP clients, and found it.
  • Pros: Setup was easy. I had it operating (via a hardline) within 5 minutes of opening the box.
  • Cons: Wireless setup was straightforward, however they didn't mention in the instructions that you must unplug the wired connection, power off, then back on for the wireless to initialize.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome

Anonymous, Newegg
14 May 2008
  • Summary: Tech Support issues? I dont think its Lynksys - its the outsource of support and they cannot understand us, nor we them. Another great NAFTA deal.... get support back in the USA
  • Pros: Great Cam for the money - everything works just right!
  • Cons: None at present
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Overall 4
4.0

Works great when it works

Don S., Newegg
5 April 2008
  • Pros: Great surveillance camera with great features when it works
  • Cons: Quirky..Got it to work great for a while. It quit and I haven't been able to get it to work reliably since. Maybe it's just broken....At least the wireless portion.
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Overall 4
4.0

WVC200

Frank M., Newegg
4 April 2008
  • Summary: Tech help is terrible. Kept getting "mysteriously" disconnected or worse yet, put on hold for seemingly an eternity. The techs just don't have a clue so don't get your hopes up. LINKSYS is definitley not ready to support this caamera.
  • Pros: Got everything to work except email notification when motion detected.
  • Cons: email notification just does not work, period! I spent hours on it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wireless component did not work at all

Net Admin, Amazon
15 March 2008
  • Summary: After trying for over a day to get the camera to work wirelessly I had to return it - the wireless component did not work at all. All settings were exactly as instructed in the installation manuals but the camera just did not work in the wireless mode. I would not recommend this device at all.
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