bought it for 20 bucks new on amazon. no worth a dollar more
8 March 2012
Summary: audio has echo and distortion. the lense is a manual so you can only focus on one object, everything else is blurry if its not within the focused area. its not the most attractive one on the market, i paid $30 shipped (new) and for that price its worth it, but sold it a few days later regardless.
Summary: I spent hours trying configuring unit by myself then I gave in and called the company's tech. There was nothing that made sense. I purchased 2 of these cameras thinking that I could work through whatever installation issues. It could be it's just the particular cameras/software that are faulty. I am asking for a refund and will go with another brand wireless internet camera.
Summary: I made the silly assumption that the WVC54G / WVC54GC / and the WVC54GCA were essentially the same camera. Boy was I wrong. The WVC54GC lacks the resolution and the ability to FTP pitcures like the WVC54GCA. Additionally it lacks the ability to use WPA2 although this may not be a big issue.
Summary: I have 2 of these and suggested it to my brother. Since then I have purchased 3 Foscam wireless/IR/2-way Audio with Tilt/Pan and love them. They are easy to set up and so versatile. You can also see them on your droid phone for free and unfortunately there is not a way to do this with this particular linksys model.
Summary: Setup of camera was relatively easy. The recording software that came with it was cumbersome and flaky. It would often lock up when trying to playback recordings. If you need reliable recording and playback, this is not the camera you want. Real time viewing via local lan was reliable for the most part. I was also able to set it up so I can view it through the internet while I was away from home.
Summary: Camera works very will on Wifi/G network, unfortunately I bought it for my baby's room to look at her at night and it does the job poorly, actually not at all. I thought that I had researched to camera thourghly but did not research the specs for night vision. My own fault.
Summary: Hi, I noticed that a lot of people are having difficulty setting this product up. I just wanted to offer 4 pointers. 1: Configuring your router: In your router's configuration, you should assign this device a fixed IP outside of the range of DHCP addresses. This is so that, the next time you reboot your router or cable modem, DHCP doesn't assign the camera a different IP. Remember, DHCP hands out IPs on a first-come, first-serve basis unless you tell it otherwise.
Summary: I have had this camera for the last 4 months (well in reality 3 different cameras). The camera has its positives and negatives Positive: I can view my baby from work, which by itself makes it priceless. The picture quality is better than I expected. The Viewer utility lets me record images and take snapshot. Negative: The microphone stops working within few weeks. I have gone and exchanged 3 times.
Summary: The image quality of this camera isn't great, and as the other reviewer states, it needs lots of light. The resolution of the video is fairly poor, comparable to a very cheap 4-year-old webcam. If you need to see detail in the image (e.g. for certain security-camera purposes), then it will not work. Another thing to note is that this camera is much bigger than it looks--it is about the size of your hand.