Summary: May need port forwarding or other nslookup ip address of mail server plugged in. There is a six page long thread on Linksys support forum on this issue. Havent had enough time to mess with it. PO it took two hours so far and not working yet.
Pros: Swivel mount. Black color.
Cons: Need computer to install and configure cam. Forget about your iPad. Trying to setup wifi is a real pain. Took an hour of effort to just get it to show up in the network. Email configuration does not work and does not work with mail server. lnstall on CD has non working link for remote management 'Purenetworks' software. Big fail. Stay away.
Summary: Have three of these units. Two are set up at our cabin in the mountains looking out and inside. Once I figured out how to set them up and monitor online, they work great. I plan on adding some more in our house in town. Very capable units.
Summary: I bought this camera some time ago to monitor my dogs at home while I'm at work. It has done the job well for me for about a year, but it's about time to replace it for a more feature-rich camera... What drew me to this camera was that it could operate on it's own and stream video without having to leave a computer on all day. The set-up, though, was not simple and you need to know how to open up ports on your router in order to make it work.
Summary: I spent 3+ hours with Linksys customer support to get it to work. in the end , It only worked when wired, and Linksys deemed it defective, so I returned the camera to NewEgg. Even if it had worked, I would not give it a 5 star for the difficulty of setting it up and for the narrow angle of view - needs a wider lens for sure! One would have to have solid knowledge of networking to make this function (which I had read in other reviews).
Cons: narrow angle of view, extremely difficult setup.
Summary: Setup is performed through an Ethernet port on the rear of the camera. After that the network cable is disconnected and the camera can be used anywhere there's a power source. I used an extension cord to power mine hidden on top of a kitchen cabinet.
Pros: The camera works perfectly on my home network after I set up a static IP address. Lens clarity is acceptable but not like what I'm used to seeing with a digital camera, but for the price and considering the low light capability it's good enough. I like the fact that recordings can be started manually or by motion and sent to a Windows networking (Samba) location on the LAN. The cam is viewed through Java enabled browsers over a LAN or across the Internet if set up tha...
Cons: The Linksys setup software is clunky but they make it that way in an attempt to simplify a somewhat complicated product. The angle of view is not as wide as I'd like but if it were then subjects would appear smaller.
Doesn't work as it should, NO support and Linksys said it was out of Warranty!
29 September 2013
Summary: This camera does not work as it should, too many issues to list. At Linksys I got transferred too many times, they tried to send me off to Cisco but Cisco doesn't support this (even though Cisco is all over the box and product). Once I did get to someone that said they supported it they obviously were not trained on it and had no idea what they were talking about. They also told me that the camera was out of warranty (just got it two days ago!).
Summary: No trouble at all getting the software loaded. You get a year free Remote access from TZO DDNS Service so you can be anywhere on the internet (you need to go into settings each time you start computer up after shutting down- if you leave it on all the time, The only thing you have to check on is once in a while the connection will be lost: Just go back to settings and click enable for the TZO).
Summary: I purchased this about 2-3 months ago. I got it to work wirelessly but had trouble getting the motion sensor to work correctly. I never could get it to work so that I could view it through my phone or ipad. I spent several hours trying to get it to work, including calling customer service and purchasing an app. But to no avail. so i gave up. Then I bought a new computer, thinking my old XP computer may have been a contributor to the problem.