Summary: For more than couple of months, I was hesitating on the purchase of this camera. Reviews were contracting; some say it works well the others the other way. I decided to take my chance since I thought things are missing from my apartment unit and did not want to wait any longer. Surprisingly, it works well. The video or still images are of reasonable quality even though it's CMOS censor. However, it does take time to figure out how to get things working.
Summary: The only problem I had was opening the right ports in my router to allow it to be accessed from other locations. If it says one port like say port 554 then make the port range from 554 to 556 and not just 554 in both blocks in your router's allowed ports. Piece of cake after that and piece of cake to get it to work on my LG Dare phone. The video is faster than I would have expected. Live motion quickness.
Summary: I love this camera. Setup was simple using the wizard on the CD-ROM that came with the camera. It only took about ten minutes to set the camera up, including configuring it to send a text message to my cell phone (and my wife's) when it detected motion. The only part of the setup that some people might find tricky is remote monitoring. That's mainly a matter of configuring the camera's "DDNS" option.
This is a great camera - even on an all Mac System
Prime Reviewer, Amazon
9 December 2008
Summary: I bought this having had a little experience setting up a Panasonic webcam. With that bit of knowledge, I was able to set this up in 10-15 minutes. I have use OS X and an Airport Extreme router. To set up this camera with a Mac - you will not be able to use the software disc that comes with the camera (unless you have Windows on you system - I have too much pride for that). The basic setup is to plug in the camera to the router with the Cat 5 cable.
Summary: Purchased the Linksys WVC54GCA a few days ago to be able to monitor the dogs/dogsitter when we travel. I followed the installation instructions very carefully and it was extremely easy to install and worked flawlessly. The picture quality over the internet is very good and bright. I am able to access it with any of the browsers that I use (internet explorer, Firefox and safari (IPOD touch)). It was so easy to install and works so well that I plan to add a second camera.
Summary: After lots of research over the web, I decided to buy this camera for my surveillance system at home. I own a Mac, decision was not easy, because my restrictions...seems that to PC is much easier...anyhow, my requirements are: Need to be wireless Support MPEG Color Camera Compatible with iMac (securityspy software) Finally I bought four of them...product is excellent for my needs. It is not as expensive as AXIS that starts at 200 and up...
Summary: I bought this camera about 2 weeks ago. The video quality is outstanding. It took me about 10 minutes to have it fully set up and operational on my wireless network using a DLink Draft N router. After it was operational on my internal network, I set both cameras up for internet access using different ports forwarded into the respective cameras which are set up on different internal IP addresses. Now I can watch both from my office.
Summary: I was looking for an economic wireless network camera. I got much more than I expected with this camera. If you are anything above a Lv 3 techie/nerd class, and have ever setup a home wireless access point (with WEP/WPA encryption and know anything about SSIDs) or an DSL/Cable router then you'll be able to set this up via the built in web interface within mere minutes.
Great Camera for $100 don't be misled by others on here.
9 February 2005
Summary: I bought this camera 2 weeks ago and put it above my front door looking out onto my walkway and street and it works great. It's 802.11 G/B so it scales back if you have only a B access point. It takes good 640/480 up to 30 frames per second video. It's got a couple of low light enhancements you can turn on which work pretty well. DONT be disappointed if it can't see in the dark it's NOT a night vision camera. However... I don't yet know if it can see IR.