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: 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.
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.
Summary: I am doing research for school dealing with networks and video. I am a mac user so I bought this camera and was able to view the camera using a mac work around. It is not 100% stable but it works. I also have windows on my mac but the camera works just fine. I have no complaints but I don't leave it running 24/7 either. The system was designed for windows and IE using ActiveX so it is not aimed at the mac community. A reason for the loss of a star.
Install was a pain, but cam up and running --love it!
13 June 2007
Summary: I have read many other reviews here regarding this camera, and have come to the conclusion that the majority of complaints regarding this camera have to do with setting up on this camera on your wifi router; the complaints are really about another product (the router), not the camera itself.
Summary: I purchased the Linksys IP camera to use as a baby monitor. My concerns with purchasing this IP camera was whether it will work well(since I could not find any major in-store retailers that are carrying such product) and if I could set it up with my home network. To my delight, the IP camera works good. I cannot say great because afterall video streaming over IP is still fairly new. Do not expect DVD quality with any IP camera on a home network for another few years.
Summary: With a long history of many failed attempts at IP wireless cams, Linksys creates what others could not; one that works. Configuration with WEP was pretty easy. It's a little temperamental with distance compared to the tolerances of other G devices, but it works. It does not react well to low light levels and tries to compensate via its own gain. If you are using this in a home without AMPLE light, expect a grainy picture. Frame rate is about 20FPS and is annoying.
Summary: [EDIT] Ok, 3 weeks after setting these cameras up, I do have a few negative comments. The cameras will sometimes spontaneously stop working. I haven't been able to figure out why. I'm on the other side of the country from them now so I can't physically see them. Eventually they come back online. All 3 are just sitting there plugged in, in an empty house. The video is fairly choppy if sound is enabled, even at 320x240.