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Linksys Wireless-G

Linksys Wireless-G
alaScore 77

295 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 reviews of Linksys Wireless-G. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Linksys Wireless-G from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Compact Wireless-G Internet Video CameraCompact Wireless-G Internet Video Camera

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Linksys Wireless-G


alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 user reviews of Linksys Wireless-G from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

39% of the reviews on 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 Camera

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : SmallNetBuilder (

Linksys PVC2300 Review: Small-biz Netcam w/ PoE


802.3af Power over Ethernet, Two-way audio, Dual video codecs, HTTP and HTTPS browsing, I/O ports including TPZ support, Multiple alert options

Poor audio quality from built-in microphone, Camera can't save directly to network share, PC running monitor application required for monitoring and capturing clips longer than 10 seconds, Video stored in non-standard video format that requires...

Internet camera with Power over Ethernet option and VGA (640X480) resolution

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Rik Fairlie (

Linksys Compact Wireless-G Internet Video Camera Review and Ratings


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

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : PC World Staff (

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.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Linksys Compact Wireless-G Internet Video Camera (WVC54GC)


We love webcams here at Pocket-lint - the chance to talk to those abroad via the Internet etc, but the problem with the webcam is that for the most part it has to be connected to your computer via a wire. In steps the Linksys Compact Wireless-G...

Once set up you don't need a PC, only cable is the power, SMS when motion detected, comes with static IP software, you can always check up on the camera

The best bits (ie the services) will cost you to keep running, it's small, but not spy small

Easy to install, setup and use, the Linksys Compact Wireless-G Internet Video Camera comes with a lot of extra strings attached. To get the most out of this camera you'll have to be prepared for additional yearly costs. If your find with that, then...

Feb, 2007

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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...

Apr, 2008

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Bought 8 of these. They are pretty good cameras, certainly better than the cheapo trendnet ones. They definatly do the trick for small business. I think they're overpriced though. Yes Cisco is awesome, and quality is very good, but I think these...

Easy to configure ; POE

Expensive for what you get

Feb, 2011

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Average Camera


I use this camera with Vitamin D recording software and it works great. I am kind of disappointed in how much the camera cost and what I could of gotten out of any other camera out there. Cisco wasn't much help either. I called them up asking about the...

Free Software with Camera records up to 16 cameras ; Good day time camera ; Heavy Duty Design (looks like it could take a beating) ; Hasn't lost the wireless connection at all yet

Free Software motion section sucks ; Can only see in low light situations at night. If it is pitch black it can't see a thing ; IR lens doesn't exist but talked about on the Cisco site

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (

Cisco PVC2300


Management of the camera is fairly easy and straightforward. Works well over a 100M home network. No noticeable congestion or slowdowns ; Only 1 strange 'it just stopped working' incident over the past 3-4 months. Remove power plug/plug it back in and...

Cannot seem to get a good focus with the included manual focus lens. Approx range to target area is 30-to-45 feet, well within range of the camera and lens, but it doesn't get a crisp sharp focus at all. My less expensive mini dv digital camcorder has...

Jan, 2010

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I want another one!

This camera is amazing. I am a VERY picky user and this camera's software is the most fully featured camera I've ever used. It has EVERYTHING. The Video is great, the audio from the internal mic is excellent. All of this is integrated into the camera...

I wish it had a slightly longer optical zoom

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (

Works great - Using it in High Profile Customer Installations


Not sure why some others are having issues with web access. Make sure you have the latest .NET support from Microsoft as well as the right Active X controllers.

Camera works great, web based GUI tool is nice integrates will with other systems. Simple IP management scheme and ability to add focal lenses make this a huge plus


Jun, 2009

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.


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


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Color of product:Black, Silver / White
LED Indicators: Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS

Dimensions & Weight



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

Other Features

Cabling technology:100Base-T, 100Base-TX / Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / RJ-45 / UTP Cat5
Camera file format:ASF / MPEG-4, JPEG, 3GPP / MPEG-4, MJPEG / MPEG4/ASF
Camera sensitivity:1.0 V/Lux-sec / F1.5
Color: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP / Windows VISTA, XP, 2000, ME, 98SE / Windows Vista, XP, 2000, MEб 98SE / Windows Vista/ XP/ 2000/ ME/ 98SE / Windows Vista/XP/2000/Me/98SE
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE802.1Q (VLAN), 802.11e / IEEE 802.3/3u/1p/1q / IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.1p, IEEE802.1q, 802.11e
Data compression:MPEG-4 / MPEG4, JPEG, MJPEG
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.99 x 4.72 x 1.81 / 3.35 x 3.15 x 6.1 / 3.54 x 1.46 x 4.02 / 4.72 x 2.99 x 1.81
Focus:4.48 mm
I/O ports:1x MDI/MDI-X / Ethernet\nMic - in\nSpeaker - put\nGPIO\nIRIS / One 10/100 Auto Crossover (MDI/MDI-X) port,\nPower port / RS-485 / RS-485 x 1
Internet connection required: Yes
Lens system:Fixed Focus
Mac compatibility: No
Minimum processor:2GHz Pentium 4 / 550 Mgz / Pentium 550MHz / Pentium IV 2GHz / Pentium IV 2GHz/ AMD Athlon
Minimum RAM:512 / 64
Minimum system requirements:Internet Explorer 6.x + ActiveX / Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / WLAN
Night vision: Yes
Optical drive required: Yes
Power Requirements:12V DC 1A 110-120V AC/60 Hz / 12V DC, 1A / 12V DC, 1A 110-120V / 12V/1A, 110 - 120 V AC/60 Hz / 5 V DC external / 5V DC
Power supply:5
Safety:FCC / FCC 15C B, CE, UL, EMC/EMI 15B B / FCC Part 15C Class B, CE, UL, EMC/EMI Part 15B Class B
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-PSK / WPA-PSK / WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP
Security Features:User Authentication, WEP/WPA-PSK, Motion\nDetection / WEP encryption up to 128-bit\nUser autentification,\nMotion detection
Supported protocols:TCP/IP, HTTP, DHCP, SMTP, FTP, NTP, DNS, UPnP, RTP, RTSP, DDNS / TCP/IP,\nHTTP, \nDHCP, NTP, SNTP, UPnP (discovery only)
USB required: Yes
Wireless standard:802.11b/g

Packaging Data

Desktop stand: Yes
Laptop clamp: Yes


Digital Zoom:4
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Minimum illumination:0.4 / 0.4, 1
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 50
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 50
Power consumption (typical):10
Snapshot button: Yes
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 19 / 0 - 90 / 10 - 90 / 5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 19 / 0 - 90 / 10 - 90 / 5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 70 / -20 - 70 / 10 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 70 / -20 - 70 / 10 - 70
Viewing angle, horizontal:60
Viewing angle, vertical:60

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:18.3 / 28.3 / 4.59 / 8.47