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Linksys Wireless-G

Linksys Wireless-G
alaScore 75

438 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Linksys Wireless-G

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 21 user reviews of Linksys Wireless-G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Web Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compact Wireless-G Internet Video Camera Linksys WVC54G Wireless-G Internet VideoLinksys Wireless-G Compact Internet Video Camera WVC54GC - Network camera - colour - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g

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Amazon.com review summary for Linksys Wireless-G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 311 user reviews of Linksys Wireless-G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Webcams on Amazon.com.

45% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Linksys Compact Wireless-G Internet Video CameraLinksys Compact Wireless-G Internet Video CameraCisco WVC2300 Wireless-G Business Internet Security Video Camera w/Audio

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Linksys Compact Wireless-G Internet Video Camera

 

Remote-monitoring Webcam needs smoother setup

Inexpensive; can connect to home network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi; lets you view video from remote IE browsers

Somewhat difficult to configure; dim image; not compatible with Macs, Firefox

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Linksys WVC54GC Wireless Webcam

 

By adding a network interface to a webcam, you get what can only be described as a surveillance camera. That's the ultimate purpose of this Wi-Fi gadg...

Motion detection, wireless

Image quality

The WVC54GC doesn't work well in poor lighting and the video image is only slightly better than most YouTube material. However, it's relatively cheap and has a reasonable array of security features.

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Linksys - PVC2300 Business Internet Camera with Audio

 

You don't have to pay the Earth to get a professional quality network video camera these days, with a growing array of products now available for well under £200. One such device is the Linksys PVC2300, ...

A few bells and whistles have been left off, but with its robust casing, Power over Ethernet support and bundled monitoring and recording software, the Linksys PVC2300 enables home and small business users to build their own affordable surveillance...

Recommended!

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Linksys PVC2300

 

With the release of the PVC2300, Linksys dips its toes into business surveillance waters, as this IP camera offers a range of functions that look well suited to the task. A key feature that makes it stand out is support for PoE, so placement is no...

Average image quality, but Linksys' new business IP camera offers plenty of features for minimal outlay.

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Linksys WVC54G Wireless G Internet Video Camera - Canada

 

This camera is great for watching over your home or business from anywhere. You can use a browser (IE or Firefox) and for those of you with mobile devices and certain cell phones, you can use RTSP to connect and watch mobile video with these cameras....

Mobile video using a cell phone via RTSPWireless, streams audio with IE browserSnapshot mode so you can fetch just a single JPG for use on a web page, etc. Includes 1 free year of TZO.COM DDNS

Motion detection can trigger with light, clouds, wind, but if you have it indoors and no natural lighting "tricks" hit the camera, it will work perfectly

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Linksys WVC54G Wireless G Internet Video Camera - Canada

 

I bought the wireless internet camera to be able to watch my kids downstairs from my PC while I was working in my home office. It works for that purpose pretty well, however, its somewhat tough to get it installed and working. Also, sometimes when I...

Nice picture, good sound

Range is really weak. The software is annoying

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Linksys WVC54G Wireless G Internet Video Camera - Canada

 

The video quality of this camera is quite decent in daylight. It has a few video formats so there are several ways to watch the video. It even has a static snapshot URL that I was able to hack together to embed the image in my own private website.The...

Decent quality, fairly easy setup, wireless connectivity

Sound either really bad or doesn't work at all

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Very poor Camera.

 

The documentation to setup this camera is an absolute joke. I was able to get it up and running and on the web within 20 minutes, but I'm really good at networking, and was able to find a ton of information on the web (not from linksys) on how ......

It's cheap for the features it comes with

It's hard to setup, it's not stable (crash master)

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As bad as it gets -- total garbage

 

I have had two of these for years and they are a bad joke. Linksys should be ashamed. The image quality is what you'd expect from a cheap toy at. Panasonic makes much better cameras if you are on a budget. However, if you actually want to be able ......

There is nothing good here

Poor image quality, blind in low light conditions. When used wirelessly, tend to crash. Requires activeX so no good with firefox. Can't retrieve an image remotely (e.g. using curl or wget in Unix) The security cert for the activeX control expired

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Linksys WVC54G Wireless G Internet Video Camera - Canada

 

This unit is not able to work with our PC completly. We Have been trying to connect it but there is no image show up. We also call their TECH support to resolve the problem but it was end up not working. Return the product and shop for the better one!!

NA

Not working with our PC

Product Specifications

The Linksys Wireless-G Internet Video Camera sends live video with sound through the Internet to a web browser anywhere in the world! This compact, self-contained unit lets you keep track of your home, your kids, your workplace - whatever's important to you. Unlike standard "web cams" that require an attached PC, the Internet Video Camera contains its own web server, so it can connect directly to a network, either over Wireless-G (802.11g) networking, or over 10/100 Ethernet cable. The advanced MPEG-4 video compression produces a high-quality, high-frame rate, up to 640x480 audio/video stream. The Internet Video Camera's unique form-factor and wireless connectivity allows you to mount it on a wall nearly anywhere, or slip it into its included stand for desktop use. Once it's connected to your home network, you can "see what it sees" from any PC in the house, while the audio/video stream is secured from the outside world, hidden behind your Router. If you want the video to be visible from outside your home network, you can open an appropriate port on the Router, and then create password protected accounts to manage access to the camera, or leave it wide open for the world to see. The SoloLink domain service (trial sign-up included) lets you access your camera using an easy-to-remember "name", even if your home Internet connection uses a dynamic IP address. You can also turn on Security Mode, which tells the camera to send a message with a short video attached to up to three email addresses whenever it detects motion in its field of view. You can then log onto the live video stream if the situation warrants. The included Viewer & Recorder utility lets you record the audio/video stream to your local hard drive, "live" or on a predetermined schedule. Let the Linksys Wireless-G Internet Video Camera help you keep tabs on your world.

CCTV

Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Control Interface:RS-485
Day & Night Functionality: Yes
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Image Sensor Size:1/4"
Image Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Lens Mount:CS-mount
Max Digital Video Resolution:320 x 240/640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / IEEE 802.11g
Video Format:NTSC / PAL

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.5in/3.1in/4.7in
Height:1.8in/4in/6.1in
Weight:0.2lbs/0.4lbs/1.1lbs
Width:3.3in/3.5in/3in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Cisco Systems/Linksys
Model:WVC2300 Wireless-G Business Internet Video Camera - Audio/WVC54G/WVC54GC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cisco Small Business/Linksys Wireless-G Compact Internet Video Camera/Linksys Wireless-G Internet Video Camera

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP / Microsoft Windows Vista

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:3GPP / MJPEG / MPEG-4 SP/ASF / MPEG-4
Still Image Format:JPEG