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Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g

Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g
alaScore 69

33 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Web Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

40% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Hawking Wireless G Network Camera

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Hawking HNC290G Wireless-G IP Camera

 

Net-ready Webcam displays sharp images

Excellent video quality; works with most popular browsers; outstanding setup instructions; inexpensive

Automatic setup failed

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Picture too dark

 

I got this camera in March 2010, and updated all software. If I shine a bright light into the lens, it seems to re-adjust the picture brightness. Only problem is I can't do that evey day in the morning. In the evening this camera just produces a black...

Easy to setup, that's about it

The picture is too dark. I tried to contact customer support several times, but they refuse to answer my emails. For that reason I will never purchase another Hawking product. The camera really needs to be replaced, but I don't have the time to deal...

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Junk if you need it wireless

 

Save yourself the time and buy a better brand unless you plan to keep it on a wired network.

Clear picture when used on a wired connection

Will not connect to my wireless network. Spent 8 hours trying to get it to work. Even changed the network to unsecured, still would not connect

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Hawking HNC290G Camera

 

I wish I could subtract an egg from my previous review. Buy any other internet camera. It will be better than this one. I hope Newegg can get a refund from Hawking. This is not the fault of Newegg - they are a great company.

This is a continuation of my previous review of this camera. Newegg's shipping was unbelieveably fast. This camera has good video when it's not locked up

Bright light seems to lock up the camera. Motion detection doesn't work at all. The picture sent is nothing but trash and is totally distorted. Hawking tech support will not answer their 24 hour support line and if they do they will hang up on you....

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Hawking HNC290G Camera

 

The onscreen date & time is nice. The camera logs onto an NTP server to update its time and it seems to have more accurate time than the other cameras. I will keep this camera since it has good video, but it does not meet my requirements and it is...

I currently own 5 TrendNet internet cameras and 4 Encore internet cameras. This camera, the Hawking HNC290G, has great video. It is superior to the other cameras, especially at low light levels. The picture is clearer, seems to have higher resolution,...

The admin username cannot be changed and the password is only 4 characters long. The camera is a stand alone camera and does not require a computer to operate, but it cannot upload pictures to my website without additional software running on a...

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Hawking Tech. HNC290G Wireless-G Network Camera

 

I've purchased and used Hawking devices in the past with reasonably good results. When I needed a wireless web cam for a security monitor I thought... why not? I admit I wanted to start cheap so I went for it. I've had this device for three months now...

Cheap

Cheap! Unacceptable Tech Support

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Look Elsewhere...

 

I've purchased and used Hawking devices in the past with reasonably good results. When I needed a wireless web cam for a security monitor I thought... why not? I admit I wanted to start cheap so I went for it. I've had this device for three months now...

Cheap

Cheap! Unacceptable Tech Support!

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HNC290G JUNK!!

 

Bought 2 cameras... had problems setting them up. After I finally got them working had a couple of questions. Called Tech support, useless. Support is in india, and seem to have canned answers. Was told to send message to their R&D department. Did and...

Cheap

Cheap,hard to setup,useless tech support

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Hawking Tech. HNC290G Wireless-G Network Camera

 

Bought 2 cameras... had problems setting them up. After I finally got them working had a couple of questions. Called Tech support, useless. Support is in india, and seem to have canned answers. Was told to send message to their R&D department. Did and...

Cheap

Cheap,hard to setup,useless tech support

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HNC290G - Save your money for a better solution

 

I bought this camera to set up and be able to monitor a section of my house where one of our four cats sometimes urinates in protest of who-knows-what. Anyway, I'm a techie - I support LANs, WANs, Oracle DBs, FlexLM license servers, PC's, Unix/Linux...

Mounting options, Initial Setup

Wireless SSID must be in broadcase mode for HNC290g to connect, Wireless connection is touchie/slow/inconsistent, software reports error on XP, software is very lacking.

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Product Specifications

The Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G Wireless-G Network Camera is a high performance stand-alone camera that enables remote monitoring, surveillance, or viewing of live video from both within your local area network (LAN) and from outside the network via the Internet. Unlike "web cameras", which require an attached PC for operation, the HNC290G connects directly to the network and has its own IP address, thereby allowing users to access the video from anywhere on the network, as well as from anywhere in the world via the web. The HNC290G supports both the 802.11b/g wireless standard and the 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet standard, and can stream high-quality live video at up to 30 frames per second. The camera features a Quick Setup Wizard utility with automatic router configuration and web address (URL) setup, which allows users to easily install and view their cameras from remote locations via the Internet. Also included with the camera are security features such as built-in motion detection, as well as a management and control software application for playback, recording, and more. The versatile HNC290G offers a broad array of applications and can be used to monitor your home, office, and other critical locations.

CCTV

Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Max Digital Video Resolution:640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.1in
Height:4.9in
Width:4.1in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Hawking Technology
Model:HNC290G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hawking Net-Vision

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Still Image Capture Resolution:160 x 120 / 320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Still Image Format:JPEG
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