Summary: the cam isnt too bad. when its finally programmed, its pretty dependable. HOWEVER thefact that there is an active x control with a certificate expired un july of 09, and STILL no fix from linksys for something easy to fix puts into question their WHOLE support structure. that should have been set to expire in 2015, or some time when g is no longer used(we have a b from dlink, but went with the linksys cause it was g wireless).
Summary: I bought this camera because I want to monitor my baby activities at home, especially my baby is staying with nany and granny during work day. There are standard rules I set, which I expect they will comply to keep my baby safe and healthy. I was doing a lot of research and it was hard to find a web camera that is movable from location to another. I tried two usb web camera, they work ok, but only work by my computer and the cyberlink youcam is great.
Summary: This video camera granted isnt the best out there, but it is a great all around good product. It might not have a stunning image but its still very decent for the price you pay for it. Additionally its wireless!! I might be placing them outdoors and stick them in some kind of camera casing. These are great because it comes with excellent software to record and manage all the cameras that you buy of this kind. So I buy only this kind.
Summary: People are giving this product a bad review and spreading misinformation about it. The setup was very easy and it worked as they advertised. Yes it is an ActiveX control and that is a very bad idea. However, it does work with other DDNS services such as DynDNS. All you have to do is enable the alternate port and then do a port forward on your router and you're there. The only complaint I have is with the email notification.
Summary: Follow the installation directions carefully, know how to create port forwarding and DMZ services with your router, and install the included camera viewer on disk. Record the IP address that the camera has been assigned, you will need it when you are searching for the wireless camera mode. Set up the internet camera with your ethernet cable first, then install the camera viewer so you can find the camera in wireless mode for both LAN and INTERNET tabs.
Summary: I'll agree with the low light situation is not the best for these cameras, but if someone had a problem using it on Vista, they should have contacted their computer's manufacturer, or Cisco, since it works just fine on home premium or basic on 3 different computers I installed and run it on. Works fine on XP Home 32 and XP Pro 32 as well. In short, you should call a technician if you have a problem, that's what we get paid for! (And no I don't work for Cisco.
Better than many report - but a problematic Active X Control
7 December 2008
Summary: I installed two of these cameras using their built-in wireless connection to the home network. Getting these cameras to be viewable from across the internet is no harder or no easier than publishing any other server on any network. Regardless of the product, this is not an easy task for someone who is not into networking. One of these two cameras is in a sheltered outdoor location and is working fine at 2-degrees farenheit at this moment.
Summary: Easy to use if you are familiar with Linksys Products and know that the default IP address of the camera is 192.168.1.115 Cause......I had a hard time finding that information. Also user name is "admin" and so is the password, you have to enter both to get to the setup page. Picture is grainy and in low light conditions forget it. But if you want a portable network camera and use your own FTP program in good lighting conditions. This will do the job.