cameras work fine for about 1 years then the power cords go ...
2 November 2014
Summary: cameras work fine for about 1 years then the power cords go bad first and even if u replace the power cord the camera craps out about 2 months later. I had 3 of thse cameras and all went bad after about 1 year; same issues with power cord first and then the cameras
Summary: I got this because it is supposed to be able to e-mail you if it detects motion. Unfortunately for me, not only will it not e-mail me. it doesn't detect motion, and doesn't save video even if I set it to record. All in all a waste of time.
The only reason it doesn't get one star is the Linksys tech support (chat online). They were accessible and responsive. But they say I should return the camera at my cost, and they will ship me a new one by ground.
Summary: Even on IE the picture is tiny and grainy. We have to leave a light on in the room, even during the day to see anything, so apparently the lens requires a lot of light. The Windows requirement is not just for the setup wizard like some other Linksys products; it requires Internet Explorer to view the picture, so don't plan on sharing the video with any Mac or Linux users. Setup and connection are easy though and the motion sensor and alert features are helpful.
Summary: The camera itself it not that bad. The design is ok. It's about like most typical Linksys products: ok documentation (but not great), so-so user interface but generally gets the job done. Initial setup is only mildly frustrating (the camera could not initially communicate with my Linksys router, which you'd think they might test back at the lab...) The fatal flaw with this camera is the SoloLink DDNS service.
Summary: I bought this cam to be a nursery cam. I have it mounted over the crib looking down directly into the crib. As was mentioned previously the picture is not great and you do need a lot of light which means as a night time nursery cam it is worthless. No audio of course. I have a separate nursery monitor for that. It does not work with Vista. I have read where the WVC200 software when loaded on a Vista machine will work with this camera but I haven't tried it yet.
Summary: Linksys seems to be living in the last decade. This camera can only be observed remotely with an ActiveX capable browser, in other words, Internet Explorer. What this means: NO Macintosh, NO Firefox, NO Flock... To make it worse, the ActiveX control has an expired certificate, which means you can't install it without tweaking the default security settings in the browser. Come on Linksys, you can do better!!!!
Summary: I got the camera installed and working with no problems at all. The motion detection actually works as advertised. Image quality is extremely poor though. Would be hard pressed to recognize a person standing more than 10 feet from camera. Was unable to configure the remote access service. I use a Linksys router as well. The documentation for proper port and firewall settings is minimal and there is no troubleshooting help to be found anywhere on the web for this product.
Summary: I bought this item, then returned it. The picture is terrible. They must have used 10 year old camera technology and hooked it to an 802.11 wireless system. Also, something very important to note ... the view area is very narrow. Look through an empty papertowel roll. That is about the field of view through this camera. You can't even monitor a whole room with this. Useless.
Summary: I've had this camera replaced by Linksys 4 times. The first time, was due to the camera crashing on a weekly basis. The second replacement worked fine until I upgraded my router and switched from WEP to WPA. After the switch the camera would not connect to the router, switching back to WEP, of course worked. Linksys has replaced the camera 3 times for this issue, and with the last support call confirmed that there is a KNOWN problem with WPA encryption and this camera.