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Linksys WVC54GC

Linksys WVC54G The Linksys Wireless-G Internet Video Camer Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

doesn't work on a mac

protech92, Amazon
2 October 2011
  • Summary: I used this product to watch my dogs at home when i was working but when i got my mac, i couldn't use it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Linksys Compact Wireless-G Internet Video Camera

Carlito, Rate it all!
21 September 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor picture, Internet Explorer only

Mark Reynolds, Amazon
16 February 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

In a word: disappointing

J. Young, Amazon
5 June 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Barely does the job

William F. Howard, Amazon
5 June 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Only ActiveX? Are you kidding?

Christian Oliver "coliv77", Amazon
5 June 2007
  • 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!!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Very basic...

C. Dufresne, Amazon
15 February 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor picture, useless

Martin "Martin", Amazon
30 January 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Won't connect over WPA

James Pezzella, Amazon
20 June 2006
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Waste of money

HD, Amazon
1 April 2006
  • Summary: Gotta agree with the other reviewers on this one. The image is too dark and there is not much you can do about it. The firmware is lousy, it only supports Internet Explorer so you're out of luck if you can't run ActiveX apps with your browser. Many workplace PC's won't allow ActiveX controls to run or replace Internet Explorer with another browser for security, so you may not be able to view this camera's video from home. The bundled software is also a joke.
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