Excerpt: I just got my DNR-202L and just finished setting up my 4 cameras. I had difficulty figuring out how to set-up and configure this product so I called D-link customer support and spoke to Carlos (Agent# AR004279). This guy is the best in the business in handling customer issues.
Excerpt: If I knew how this thing works...I'll never buy it. It's not dependable...will not work on chrome os. Works only on IE, but very, very slow to come up...if it will ever come up.... I recommend not to buy this item...It's useless...
Excerpt: Setup was very easy, found all my cameras. Found my USB hard drive and formatted it, no problems. However viewing the video stream through JAVA plugins or DirectX really detracts from it. You just have to jump through hoops to get it to work so you can at least see it.
Excerpt: Device is very difficult to setup. Setup Software from DLink fails to recognize cameras, takes many, many attempts to access cameras during setup. Once configured, system either accesses cameras all the time, or not at all, even when configuring cams for motion sensing.
Cons: Difficult To Set Up, Hard To Use, Inefficient, Unreliable
Summary: Unable to get the install wizard working. Script error on 3 différents computer (Win7, Win7 Pro and Win Xp) The interesting function of watching on cell phone does not work. No Dlink support. Too bad for nice futur of this product (DNR-202L)
Summary: easy to install, not so easy to understand how it works slow connection, very slow playback (sometimes it requires a few tries before playback works). If I would of know this, I would of went a different route.