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Linksys-wvc54g.1830191
5.4 out of 10

Linksys WVC54G

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Overall 10
10

Good Buy

kyboy1, epinions.com
27 December 2009
Overall 4
4.0

An inexpensive standalone wireless camera with a few issues

coadey, epinions.com
22 November 2009
  • Summary: With its motion detection issues, tiny recording time, and problematic wireless, the WVC54GC / WVC54GCA should be avoided.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, autonomous, remote video viewing, small and easily camoflauged
  • Cons: Ineffective motion capture, short recording time, buggy wireless connection
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor software, poor picture, poor tech support

Mark "Mark", Amazon
11 November 2009
  • Summary: Camera failed to find wireless network, despite being in same room as router and other wireless devices connected ok. Connected camera using wired connection to test software features and video quality. Image quality is poor, very pixelated and has motion like artifacts even on areas where there is no motion. Tried contacting the technical support hotline which on box is touted as award winning 24x7.
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Overall 4
4.0

never could connect

L. Honda, Amazon
7 November 2009
  • Summary: I set this up and could see perfectly with the internal network. However, the external service was not good. I never could get it to work. I called everyone but they all pointed at each other. They mostly blamed my IP service for not allowing me to get a free channel out. Then they blamed my hardware. I got a new router, wireless modem, operating system, computer and still could not see it on the web. Useless.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good wireless web cam

Ricardo, Amazon
5 October 2009
  • Summary: I purchased a few of these cameras to keep an eye on my dogs and the house while away. After reading the reviews, I didn't even bother installing the software. If all you want to do is see what's happening NOW via a web browser, then there's no need for the security software anyway. Setting up dynamic dns is a snap as well as port redirection at your router or firewall so you can access the cameras remotely.
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Overall 4
4.0

Flawed on many levels

M. Sidden, Amazon
20 August 2009
  • Summary: Where to begin? Well, the camera works, but thats about all I can say positively. Let's start with the hardware. The unit is a nice design with no external antenna, but is a little on the big side. It has some flexible mounting options, though the backside mount has positioning limitations because of the power and network connections. The camera is pretty basic in capabilities.
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Overall 8
8.0

hello? $100 wireless camera. What do you expect?

bob "bob", Amazon
14 August 2009
  • Summary: Actually, at this point in time the camera is $89. I bought one a couple of weeks ago and have ordered 3 more. I have several Pansonic BL-C131a cameras and like them a lot. But even at the $240 price they are going for now, I'd rather have more cameras than Pan/Tilt capability. Here is what I know so far about the Linksys WV54GCA. Setup - It took me a while to get the camera set up. It seemed much more complicated than the panasonics were.
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Overall 2
2.0

Motion detector is absolutely worthless

Joe Germacelli, Amazon
20 July 2009
  • Summary: Simply put, this is the most disappointing Linksys product I have ever owned. It is clearly not ready for production and Linksys should have taken more time to develop it properly. I purchased this item primarily for the "motion detection" feature which emails pictures after motion is detected. Unfortunately, the camera interprets any kind of lighting change as motion, even when set to the lowest sensitivity.
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Overall 4
4.0

Might Work for You

David Braverman, Amazon
18 July 2009
  • Summary: The WVC54GCA has many significant problems with its firmware that Cisco seems to be unwilling to fix. I say "unwilling" because they have not updated the firmware in over a year. I say "significant problems" because there are bugs that are obvious and interfere with the normal operation of the camera. These include: * DHCP function does not renew its lease. You need to hard code the camera's IP address.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but picture quality disappointing

M. Veron "Max", Amazon
28 June 2009
  • Summary: Overall the this wireless camera is good, and works with Macs - although it is not supported, once you know the default IP address you can set up the camera with any web browser really, and the PC software is only truly necessary if you have several of those. The only drawback I find is that the picture quality is not great. Compared to the built-in webcam of recent Macs for instance. I have tried all different settings and it is never super sharp.
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