Great camera at excellent price for use with Internet Explorer equipped PCs
5 October 2011
Summary: This Linksys camera is a well engineered innovative product. It is an excellent value for this price point. Expect to spend 2-5x more for a comparable or better camera. The wvc200 (or wvc210 new model) work very well for what they were designed. However there are some shortcomings. The main problem is that they use Active X, probably the worst interface possible known for it's inherent security problems.
Summary: I have had this unit in service for over 2 years as a remote monitoring camera at my vacation home. The unit works very well and delivers better than average video quality for a web cam. I have not had any operational issues with the unit. I am using the wireless to connect to my router. Cons are that only WEP seems to work and the range of pan/tilt is limited. I wish it was compatible with browsers other that IE as I use Firefox for the rest of my cameras without issue.
Summary: Linksys/Cisco no longer sells the WVC200 and has upgraded to the WVC210. Although the color has been greatly improved on the newer model - gone is the IR sensitivity of the older model. This is unfortunate as I used these to monitor my children overnight. Software and setup is not the most straightforward and could be improved but once you get the hang of it the ease of use improves. Overall good camera for the price point.
Summary: Cam came exactly when they said. I like the range of motion. I'm not sure how good the wireless range is: I've seen people have issues with the range but, I have the antenna horizontal (hidden from view) and it's 30'+ from the router (G) through 2 walls and it works just fine. The zoom is actually only a 2x and I'm pretty sure it's digital so not really a zoom. That's ok, with a 640x480 picture it's not bad at all.
Summary: First of all let me say that, now that the camera is up and running, I am very pleased with it and am considering buying another one. Getting to this point, however, was a challenge. First off, the install disk would not run on any of my computers (I have 5 running XP, Vista, and 2003 server) so I had to download the setup wizard from the Linksys website.
Summary: I've reviewed this camera before* (I guess Amazon is making me review my recent purchase). I said good & bad things last time - those still hold. But, having used it for months, I have more criticisms. I use the "Kiwi Syslog Daemon" with both cameras. Unfortunately, the cameras do not audit who logged in/out (or when). If you think about infrastructure security, this is a HUGE mark against this product. Also, the camera does very poorly (ie.
Summary: I tried these cameras right out of the box and experienced the same troubles others are having. But I came up with a work around. The first thing you need to do is straighten the antenna completely. Do not use the 45 and 90 degree catches. On my router/ap... I installed ddwrt on my linksys wrt54gl and increased the transmit power on the router from 28 to 50 and set the router to reboot itself every morning at 4:00am.
Summary: I purchased two of these cameras. They are new to the Linksys product line. They are not inexpensive. However, compared to all the other wireless-g cameras available, these are good and reasonably priced. (Note, I had tried another brand of wireless-g camera, and had written a review on it. I returned those cameras.
Summary: As with any wireless product hard to set up. Mine more difficult as running from a router to a wireless router to a range expander. All of which are Linksys. Sololink or other services not really needed as they are not very reliable and the domain names are so long you might as well just type numbers. Set the camera only, to fixed ip address at the end of your assigned range and allow the router to assign numbers to other computers on the network.
Summary: First of all, I actually give it 3.5 stars instead of 4 Well being a purchaser of many kinds of wireless and wired camera systems from various generic china made types, x-10, linksys, panasonic, and everything in between. I have definitely have had my experiences with cameras. Now saying that I will get to what I think of the Panasonic BL-C131A camera. It is good for the most part. The motion is fluid and fast.