Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision (White)

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Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision (White)

Foscam 910W Wireless/Wired Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera (White).Light Frequency 50 / 60 Hz or outdoor .Storage Temperature: 14 ~~ 140° F (-10 – 60° C), Storage Humidity: 0 ~~ 90% non-condensing.What’s in the box: FOSCAM FI8910W Wireless IP Camera (Black), WiFi Antenna, Mounting Bracket, Network Cable, 5V DC Power Supply, Installation CD, User Manual and 2-Year Limited Warranty.High image & video quality (Display resolution: 640 x 480 Pixels (300k Pixels)). 2 year extended warranty, when bought from authorized retailers listed at foscam.us/where-to-buy.html

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R. Tickle "RATickle" says:

Excellent Features for the Price Considering that you are paying less than $100 for a wireless IP Camera that provides PT (no Zoom), infrared night vision, motion detection, and automatic email of alarm photos, there is very little one can criticize about this camera. Yes, it’s tricky to set-up if you have never done port-forwarding before and yes, the frame rate and resolution are both a little low, and the audio is crap, but remember that you paid less than $100 for this thing. If you need audio, higher frame rates and better resolution, you should buy a more expensive IP camera.As far as setup goes, if you understand networking and port-forwarding, these are my recommendations:1) Do NOT install the software on the CD.2) Connect the camera by Cat-5 wire to your router.3) Login to your router (via browser) and find the IP address assigned to your camera.4) Login to the camera at that IP address (via browser) and IMMEDIATELY turn OFF the DHCP.5) Give your camera a fixed IP address on your network and fill in the subnet mask with what you normally use.6) The Gateway and DNS fields should normally be the IP address of your router.7) Fill in the SSID, encryption type, and share key used by your wireless network.8) Pick a 4 digit number to use for the HTTP port number. (I have no idea what “Network Lamp” is so I left it checked.)9) Disconnect the Cat-5 cable and re-boot the camera.10) Re-login to the camera at the new fixed IP address to verify that everything’s working.11) Login to your router and set a port-forwarding entry to map to the fixed IP address and HTTP port you gave your camera.12) Use the “What’s My IP” site to find your outside IP address.13) Enter your outside IP address and HTTP port number into a browser and verify that you can get into the camera from outside your house.14) You’re done.UPDATE #1:Under the Mail Service Settings there is a checkbox named “Report Internet IP by Mail”. If you check this, when you ISP gives you a new external IP address or when the camera reboots because of a power failure, the camera will email you the current external IP address and port! A very nice feature for those of us who prefer not to use DDNS services.UPDATE #2:The best app I’ve found for viewing IP camera feeds on a smartphone or tablet is IP Cam Viewer by Robert Chou.UPDATE #3:While I am still pleased with my FosCams, two things have happened recently that make me wonder about the business practices of FosCam. First, out of the blue they have raised the price $10. Second, FosCam.us is given me the run-around about an RMA to return a camera I purchased directly from FosCam. If you do decide to purchase a FosCam camera, buy it through Amazon. Amazon will not give you the run-around over a return. FosCam seems to be money-grubbing and anti-customer.

Roger H Gray says:

Great inexpensive security cam The Foscam F18910W camera is operating quite well. I have 3 F18918W cameras and have been pleased with their operation and function as well. They are very stable cameras – images always available whenever I link to them- and easy to set up.For setup, I have found it easier to just plug them in using the Ethernet connection, and then log into my router and find their IP address, and set them up from there. The only thing you have to remember during setup is that the new camera’s port may be set the same as an existing camera. In this case either shut down any existing cameras, or use the FosCam install software and let it find the new camera and port number.I have the FosCams mounted in our business for security and their range of motion and quality of images- including infrared- has been invaluable. Also the sound quality is good from the camera. Talking through the cameras to someone is weak, but there. I am replacing older D-Link DCS-900 cameras which are fixed position only provide picture- no sound or two-way communication capabilities.One feature that would be good in my case would be the ability to zoom in on an object. Zoom is not a function of any of the FosCam models I now have.I monitor the cameras from my IPad, my Droid 2 and 3 phones using an excellent app – IP Cam Viewer from Robert Chou. I also use IE and Chrome browsers.You do have to use port forwarding on your router so you can find the cameras via your business/home location’s IP address. If you don’t have a static IP address, you can use dyndns.org to track your dynamic IP address.


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