- cam functionality Review by foscamdan
- Questionable Reviews Review by Average Customer
- Good Review by Max
- Very nice inexpensive camera Review by cf
- Grainy picture Review by Franklyn
- suspicious of so many raving reviews from 7/4/11 Review by bob
- before you buy, yes it is rocket science, but does work well. Review by Ichabod Mudd "Ichabod mudd"
Just the straight facts ( a fantastic product , I have 2)
if you dont know how to install, SECURE wireless TCP/IP based devices, seek help!
but on the other hand, the manual is one of the best ive seen on , connecting rocket science. (im a retired electronics tech)
I recommend the D-Link DIR-655 router ! (vastly more flexible !)
before you buy?
learn how your router is configured. (if you dont know?, then dont buy anything)
1:find out your SSID ( a network device node name)
2:make sure its broadcasting the SSID. called "Visible" by D-link
next, you need your Encryption type
3: I USE WAP PSK + AES , my new router allows both WPA or WPA2 (auto) and TKIP and AES mode automatically.!!! D-LINK rules !
4: write down your Pre-shared key, use a long key with no spaces. (mine is 20 digits long) I mix lowercase and numbers.
so if you'd had printed out all that data on the Wireless network page, of said router ,then you'd already be ready.! (above poster didnt)
next RTM that is , on their web site, is 2 books. PDF's
setting up the cam for ww. viewing.
it connects up, just like all fine wireless devices on a secure network. nothing new here.
but, it,s not a light bulb either.
hope that helps you get connected !
and btw ,there are hundreds of forums to help you do this. no need to go it alone.
and the price is like 1/10 price of the first units i used in commercial systems.
so its a great deal too. (Posted on 7/4/11)
- Great product - setup maybe not for the average computer user Review by schmendrick
Great pictures, long range with Auto-Infrared at night.
Although the English in the manual is not the best, you definitely will be able to set up the camera, IF YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS STEP BY STEP.
Internet access gets more complicated for the average user, since one has to do "port-forwarding".
I recommend [...], click on your router and follow the steps. SHOULD be easy.
I also have the FI8918W Foscam FI8918W Wireless/Wired Pan & Tilt IP Camera with 8 Meter Night Vision and 3.6mm Lens (67° Viewing Angle) for indoors.
I installed IP Cam Viewer Lite ([...]) on my Sprint EVO 4G, easy setup; now I am able to monitor both cameras on my EVO.
This camera as well as the FI8918W are highly recommended for the computer savvy. The average computer user should consider asking the neighbor's Computer Wiz Kid for help. (Posted on 7/4/11)
- Excellent for the price Review by Ron Huber "MrK420"
Overall the product was a pleasant surprise and I plan to order another one. My only concern is how long the camera will last in outdoor conditions. (Posted on 7/4/11)
- Great Camera - Inexpensive Review by angirocks
Connectivity was simple after that. I mounted it to the front patio area, and it automatically connected itself. The mounting is kind of weird. I'm unsure how it will hold up to the wind. The brackets are kind of flimsey and will move and the camera actually fell into my hands after mounting it up there. Just make sure it's as tight as it will go. Currently, we use IP Camera for android (thanks to one of the previous reviewers who wrote about it) and we love it. It is an easy app to install on any android device. And don't worry I-phone users, i'm sure there is something out there just like this app. The price, you can't beat, and other than a minor interference from the baby monitor, this camera was running in no time. I am planning on purchasing 8 more just like these!!!! (Posted on 7/4/11)