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LinksysWireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera
 
3.8

(based on 32 reviews)

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    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (3)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (19)
  • Compact (15)
  • Accurate (11)
  • Sensitive (10)
  • Discreet (3)

Cons

  • Unreliable (6)
  • Conspicuous (4)

Best Uses

  • Safety (13)
  • Recording (12)
  • Early warning (9)
  • Deterrent (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (12), Casual do-it-yourselfer (8), Beginner (6), Professional (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (28), Business (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I'm Impressed

It works great. Not much not to like. It works significantly better than a Sharx WiFi cam I already own.

It works great. Not much not to like. It works significantly better than a Sharx WiFi cam I already own.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for Mac

This camera is easy to set up, has good picture quality, is small enough to place anywhere and is priced fairly. I would give it 5 stars except for one glaring flaw: There...Read complete review

This camera is easy to set up, has good picture quality, is small enough to place anywhere and is priced fairly. I would give it 5 stars except for one glaring flaw: There is no Mac version of its software. It has a browser-based interface through which you can see the video output, but you cannot hear the audio, and I had bought this specific model because it has a microphone. The fact that you can use some features but not others on a Mac is not well explained, so beware.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best Camera in Category

By Novice single mom

from Redondo Beach, Ca

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Deterrent
    • Recording
    • Safety

    Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

    This camera was easy to install, great features for the price and simple enough for the average non-technical person to use. The only reason that I did not give it 5 stars, was because I did have to call to get some technical advise when setting it up for the first time.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Wvc80n

    By Ar

    from Delaware

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Discreet
    • Sensitive

    Cons

    • Visible

    Best Uses

    • Early Warning
    • Safety

    Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

    Good camera detects movements is sensitive. Just need windows to install properly not mac.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    4.0

    Good Starter

    By pappybay

    from florida

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Conspicuous

      Best Uses

      • Safety

      Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

      Installed on home network with D-Link Routers. Set-up was easy, although instructions were lacking. People with minimal tech knowledge may struggle a bit. I still can;t get teh blue LED to diable despite slecting the option to do so in the interface. Video is acceptabel for the price paid. The blue LED received a piece of black electrical tape and problem solved.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      Great camera

      By Steve

      from Michigan

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Deterrent
        • Early Warning
        • Recording
        • Safety

        Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

        Clear video for day time. Motion triggered e-mail works great. Easy to set up.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Good camera for the price

        By remi

        from geneva, ch

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Sensitive

        Cons

        • Conspicuous

        Best Uses

        • Recording

        Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

        I have many cameras. This one have a good color image quality but is not very discreet.
        Setup is very easy and recording to nas is a must.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not as good as others!

        By Matt

        from Newtown, PA

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Missing Features

        Best Uses

        • Home security

        Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

        1. I use this product for home security.
        2. Things that are great about this product is it was super easy to setup and the web interface works well and is simple.
        3. The thing this is missing the most is the ability to have it send images using FTP on a set interval.
        4. Doesn't have PTZ and IR which other products that are cheaper have.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Quality Home Monitor/Reasonable Price

        By Suemar

        from Northern Michigan

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Sensitive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording

          Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

          Loved this cam. We use it to monitor our home while away. I have it set up to send video to my email account when it detects motion. The quality of the video is quite good for the price.
          The only draw back is setting it up. I had to get a neighbor to set it up for me as I am quite "computer illiterate". I'm sure it's probably easy for anyone with a bit of knowledge of computers.
          I would definately recommend it. It's very reasonable priced for the quality of it.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          1.0

          Wireless detection did not work

          By Anand

          from New Jersey

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

              Based on the specs this was what I needed and I chose it over D-Link and Panasonic. Unfortunately after spending a lot of time (with Linksys customer supports as well) could not make it work.
              Linksys support recommended changing router security to WPA from WEP, although the camera spec says WEP is supported. FIOS does not provide any tech support for WPA...so in the end I am an unhappy customer returning a unreliable product.

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              • Personal

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              3.0

              It works fine

              By Poltergeister

              from NYC

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                    Works fine, nothing special, but setup was no problem and has the basic features I want.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I'm Impressed

                    By Videoguy

                    from Camdenton MO

                    About Me Professional

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Excellent night video
                    • Sensitive

                    Cons

                    • Easily Avoided
                    • N-Band

                    Best Uses

                    • Deterrent
                    • Early Warning
                    • Recording
                    • Safety

                    Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                    It works great. Not much not to like. It works significantly better than a Sharx WiFi cam I already own.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Cisco Wireless- WVC80N Camera By Linksys

                    By Not a Pro

                    from Cupertino,CA

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                        The Cisco Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera by Linksys WVC80N is really awesome. I used DynDNS instead of http://www.tzo.com/ (default one) because it is "FREE". Please don't use CD to configure, directly use your web browser to configure the camera. (Default IP: 192.168.1.1)Configuration(Wireless)is also very easy.But please don't forget to get Dynamic DNS service(www.DynDNS.com) before you start the configuration and also do port forwarding in your router. (port: 8080)There is lot of information in the web, to do the configuration.Even Shipping from B&H was very fast....

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                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Great Camera for a Great Price!

                        By Tish

                        from San Antonio, TX

                        About Me Beginner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Deterrent
                          • Recording
                          • Safety

                          Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                          For the cost the camera is highly functional and does what it is suppose to do. I think the picture is rather clear and the fact that I can use my media player to record is awesome! I can't believe how well the camera is working out! I would definitely recommend this camera to everyone!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product!

                          By The Chicken Whisperer

                          from Atlanta, Georiga

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate
                          • Compact
                          • Sensitive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Safety

                            Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                            I purchased the first one and put it into operation in my chicken coop. Once confident that it would work reliably I purchased another 3 units and installed them around the chicken coop to supplement the first unit. I am very happy with their performance and ease of use. I would highly recommend this camera. Buying from B&H was a positive experience. No issues with online ordering and receiving notification of order fulfillment [...]

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                            • Personal

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                            3.0

                            Easy setup, a little bulky

                            By crazydog

                            from America

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up

                            Cons

                            • Unreliable

                            Best Uses

                            • Recording

                            Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                            Nice cam, super easy setup, a little bulky and I had an issue with the wireless freezing up but overall lots of options. However, I went back to the Dlink camera since it had a few more features I liked.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            It took time to set up

                            By wifi

                            from cleveland, ohio

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                                  This is my 1st IP camera, so I can't compare, and I woudn't know what else to buy. It was chalanging to set up also linksys N-draft router's port forwarding, smtp for sending motion detection, but now I can see my video online 1 month free through dyndns and I receive e-mails, videos or pics.

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                                  • Personal

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                                  4.0

                                  Need some feature upgrades and Mac stuff

                                  By John

                                  from Memphis, TN

                                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                                        I was able to set up the camera easily following directions provided. I have a Mac and the item had been advertised as "mac-compatible." The provided software runs on Mac - in fact the CD I got didn't seem to have any Windows software - but lacks the CameraUtility application which is needed to finalize the setup. This is available only for Windows as a download after searching; I use it in Parallels. Then there is a trick involving the Airport Utility software. You must find the DHCP table under Logs and Statistics to discover the IP address assigned by the Airport device to the camera. Then you can access the camera. Changing settings is then possible, but the web interface gives no control over the sound from the camera, and despite using the CameraUtility application to (after long searching to find the control) turn on the microphone, I am still not able to hear sound from the camera over the web interface. Phone help was very helpful when I sought it concerning setup; I haven't discussed with them the sound problem but the other posts suggest web-based sound just doesn't work. The motion detection works well after adjusting the sensitivity and emailing a short snippet of detected motion works. In summary, both Mac-compatibility and basic features could stand improvement.

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                                        • Personal

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                                        2.0

                                        Product not user friendly

                                        By Mark Cariaga

                                        from Guam

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Unreliable

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                                            I had to call cisco for helping me set up this wireless product.. I am a gear head/ techy savy and pretty much this is probably one of the hardest device i ever dealt with..

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            5.0

                                            awsome

                                            By charlie

                                            from long island NY

                                            About Me Beginner

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate
                                            • Compact
                                            • Discreet
                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Sensitive

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Deterrent
                                              • Early Warning
                                              • Recording
                                              • Safety

                                              Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                                              easy to use and fun

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              The camera freezes everyday

                                              By Bell

                                              from NY, NY

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Faulty
                                                • Freezes
                                                • Unreliable

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                                                  I have 3 cameras in my apartment, and everyday I have to restart one of them, (because it just stop showing video, the camera is working but no picture). I called to Linksys/Cisco, spent many hours on the phone with them, they restored the cameras, they tried every setting possible, but nothing helped. If you google it, lots of people complaining about it, but no action from Linksys/Cisco side. Stay away from that camera if you are planning on using multiple units.

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                                                  • Personal

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                                                  4.0

                                                  good functional device

                                                  By NYC MAN

                                                  from NYC

                                                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Conspicuous

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Early Warning

                                                  Comments about Linksys Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera:

                                                  Works well...Very functional,easy to set up & use. Be aware that this camera obviously requires a wireless router to be already set up. Also, the DDNS used for remote viewing will require a subscription to an additional(albeit small) monthly fee. It would be nice if the power cable was quite a bit longer...as is it limits placement of the camera without the use of an extension cord. Works best with internet explorer...other browsers not supported well.

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                                                  • Personal

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