Foscam FI8905W Outdoor Wireless IP Camera
- Product Review (submitted on July 4, 2011):
This unit is state of the art!
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.