Summary: Using a wired connection, I got all of the features working. However, the color quality was very poor, with a magenta cast. The pan/tilt motors whirred loudly - so much for unobtrusiveness. The real troubles started when I went wireless. If I just viewed the video stream, it worked, but as soon as I tried to pan/tilt/zoom, the camera would lock up. It required a power-cycle to regain response. I returned it.
Summary: This was the second Linksys wireless camera I have tried and it will be my last. I decided to try the best Linksys had to offer thinking it would work better that the less expensive model. I was wrong. The main problem I have is the speed in which the web server in the camera rendered the video. It is so slow that at times my browser times out.
Summary: Very dissapointed with the service i recieved for highly trained tech's for my linksys wv200 internet camera.I would rate myself as highly knowledgeable person in regards to setting up networks and ip or software issues. Spent countless hours of talks with the tech support of troubleshoot.......
Summary: In addition to my prior first impression here is the final. The camera does not work as claimed or advertised. Repeated testing using different configurations, computers and setups shows hardware defective design and manufacture which cannot be repaired through software updates. The actual hardware needs to be replaced.
Summary: As others have noted, this item is way, way too hard to install. I'm very computer oriented, build my own computers, taken college level computer courses, etc., and I could NOT get this to work even though I've gotten other similar units to work with minimal effort, D-Link version. Although, again, while it worked flawlessly "wired," it was also a minor challenge getting it to work wireless... but I could never get the Linksys to work at all...
Summary: Took way to long to get working, and with lots of workarounds to get any functionality out of it at all. The wireless antenna is defective, and the Linksys community forum has lots of horror stories (of course I didn't see them till after I had the camera and was trying to find help making it work). The firmware is buggy. If you try to make too many changes to quickly, the camera loses it and must be reset to factory and the setup process restarted.
Summary: This is a relatively inexpensive IP camera that works relatively well in the wired mode that is relatively new to the market. However, even with extensive help from Linksys/Cisco's technical service I have been unable to get it to function in the wireless mode. As others have noted the color is poor. Read more... Pros - This is an affordable IP camera that allows one to view from other computers if you use Linksys' web-forwarding service or other services.