Summary: I bought this camera and had it setup wirelessly in about 5 minutes. Very easy to view the picture as all you have to do is type in 192.168.0.20 into your browser anywhere on your network. Was also easy to setup with WEP encryption. Great Buy overall, and highly recommended.
Summary: I have a DCS1000W network camera that stopped working about a year after I bought it. When I called Dlink about repair they said it was out of warranty (which I already knew) and that they had no repair facility. When I asked them how to get it repaired, the answer was "we do not repair them" just throw it away and buy a new one. An expensive lesson..............
Summary: Ok, I bought this camera to watch my kid in a room while they were asleep. I'm telling you this camera barely shows anything in anything but full light conditions. Horrible. If there is light though, it does ok, hence the 2 star rating. But low light conditions, 0 star. This camera also has buggy software and will not accept your router configuration completely.
Summary: First the good. The camera is very easy to setup, and the picture is nice. Now the bad. The frame rate is terrible. I have yet to see 20fps on any setting. At 640X480, I get 1.5fps average. I have a DI-624 as my wireless router, and I am very familiar with setting it up, so I don't think this is the problem. Another annoying thing is that the frame rate is very inconsistant. One time I had the camera at 11fps.
Not your average camera - below average to be precise
Tobias Hoellrich, Amazon
18 November 2003
Summary: I've purchased this camera despite all the negative comments I've seen on the web and decided to use it as a monitoring device for our baby's room. Installation was a breeze and could not have been easier (four stars for the setup of the system). I was a bit confused that it would not receive the DNS information via DHCP (like all my other DHCP devices), but this was a minor quirk. The killer is really the video quality.
Summary: 1. For an Ethernet device, the web interface is _incredibly_ slow. We're talking a good 10 seconds just to load up any configuration page. 2. Absolutely *HORRIBLE* CCD (the image sensor used to collect what's shown). For a device costing this much, I would expect a high-end CCD -- especially since it's advertised as a "security" device. Adjusting the resolution made it worse (see below). Bright lighting made no difference.
Summary: The camera was a breeze to setup. Once the IP address was entered for the camera using a browser my friend across the country could see me instantly by entering that same IP address into her browser. Setup took less than 5 minutes. The image was clear and bright. Frame rate was under 20 but that is ok for my use. A couple of nice features was the ability to send an image to an email address with a click of the button and also send images to an FTP server.