Pros Do not know yet....
Cons Could not get WiFi working on D-Link cameras
Summary I bought three D-Link WiFi cameras. They worked just fine on wired Ethernet. They would not work at all on WiFi (I even have a 15dB gain antenna so its not a signal issue!) and would not connect from even 10 feet away. Clearly others here have had this problem. I took them back to the store and bought three Panasonic WiFi cameras (which I have to say are excellent - albeit more expensive) instead. Initially I had the SAME problem. They worked wired but not WiFi. I spent half a day trying to figure this out. Here is what I found: I have a NetGear WiFi Access Point. It is configured with WEP, etc. etc. As such, I had selected Infrastucture Mode. Nothing worked. There was no selection on either the D-Link cameras or the Panasonic cameras to select the network type. I assumed that as it was set to WEP it defaulted to Infrastructure Mode. However, I noticed that there were actually three options in the NetGear setup security selection: Ad-Hoc, Infrastructure and Mixed. For the hell of it I selected Mixed to see what would happen. Hey presto the three cameras instantly burst into life!!!
I have no idea what is going on here. There is nothing that monitors anything that you can see to find out. The only thing I can say is that I now have three working WiFi cameras - and, as I said, the Panasonic ones are excellent (and also have pan/tilt and access from Smartphones and PDas and a good number of other great features).
It may well be that the D-Link cameras would have worked too if I had chosen Mixed on the NetGear Access Point. But I had already taken them back to the store......
If you haven't got a NetGear WAP or one that has this Mixed option, you may never get the cameras working!
Of course, I could be wrong about this but it is the only thing that I changed that had an immediate effect on the non-working WiFi cameras. Anything else I tried did not make a bean of difference......
Pros wow, can't think of any
Cons poor, very poor instructions. no remote features. software outdated. tech support was 22 minutes to talk to someone. taking back. not worth the 250+.. I COULD BE WRONG, this just didn't work for me.
Pros Fine picture, good software
Cons WEP does not work
Summary I purchased 2 such cameras without prior reading users' reviews. My initial opinion was very good, however in wireless mode the wi-fi network would go completely down (no connection from any device would be possible). I tried several alternatives, such as lowering the connection speed, upgrading the firmware of my netgear, restructuring my DHCP servers - nothing worked.
I searched for similar reports on the internet and the one common thing everybody reported was that the network where the camera failed had WEP protection (128 bit). So I removed WEP (I kept MAC access list restriction) and everything works fine.
Hopefully there will be a firmware update that will fix everything but then again when does "everything" work with computers?...
Pros what can't you do with this thing? I enjoy changing it's position around the house and sometimes I bring it to the office. Yes we have a laid back office. Once it is setup it really doesn't need more tweaking to make it perform in a different setting. Th
Cons I wish it had a battery pack for even more portability.
Pros Works wired
Cons Wi-Fi setup, signal drops, camera lockups
Summary This is the 3rd. DLink camera I've owned. Never again! Dlink makes some good wireless products, but their camera are not up to even the average consumers liking. My experience with Dlink and this camera (and tech support in India!) are way beyond spending any more of my precious time and money. If you read this, take my advise as a market wise IT, buy a differnet camera (Linksys).