Sep 12

Most SD cards should work with D-Link supported cameras.

The following are SD cards that has been tested.

The maximum capacity is up to 32GB.

SanDisk 1G
SanDisk 2G
SanDisk 4G class4
SanDisk 8G class4
Transcend 1G
Transcend 2G
Transcend 4G class6
Transcend 8G class6
Transcend 16G class6
Transcend 32G class4
Transcend 32G class10
A-DATA 8G class6
A-DATA 16 class6
Toshiba 4G class4
Toshiba 8G class4
PQI 8G class6
Apacer 8G class6
Photofast 8G class6

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Apr 07

D-Link’s DCS-5635 wireless remote-surveillance camera is a powerful and versatile network camera that provides high-quality live video over the Internet, along with a variety of additional features and functionalities for professional-grade remote monitoring and recording.

The D-Link DCS-5635 is a wireless, network camera designed for professional surveillance and remote monitoring. It packs a number of high-end surveillance and camera capabilities, including motorized pan and tilt, and it uses a micro-SD card for on-device storage of video content. The gadget’s powerful processor also enables multiple video streams, motion-detector-based recording and DVD-quality video resolution up to 30 frames per second.

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The D-Link DCS-5635 connects to wireless networks using 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi or wired networks using a Fast Ethernet port. One of the coolest features is its 10x optical-zoom lens which enables the device to capture small details from a distance, such as license-plate numbers and facial features. The impressive range of capabilities built into the DCS-5635 remote-surveillance camera makes it perfect for keeping an eye on things while you are away from home or out of the office.

D-Link DCS-5635 Installation Process

The DCS-563e requires very little assembly; you can attach a small mounting plate if you so desire, but that’s it for parts. I simply took the network camera out of its packing foam and removed three plastic stubs used to secure it during transportation. Next, I connected the two white Wi-Fi antennas and plugged the device into an Ethernet port on my network switch before connecting the included AC adapter and turning on the power. I was good to go after that.

As is the case with all network appliances, an IP address needs to be assigned to the DCS-5635. D-Link bundled an setup PC application on a CD-ROM install disc that automatically scanned my local network for new cameras and allowed an IP address to be easily allocated. The same disc also contains the product documentation and the D-ViewCam video-management software for managing other security cameras on the same network. (More on that coming up.)

After I assigned an IP address to the camera, I was able to log into the associated Web interface from my Chrome browser. I went into the “Wireless Setup” page and entered in the requisite information for the network camera to connect to my wireless network and was then able to unplug the Ethernet cable. And an adjustable toggle lets automatically flip video orientation for when the DCS-5635 is mounted upside down on a ceiling or sideways on a wall.

General Impressions of D-Link DCS-5635

To test the unit, I viewed video from the camera on multiple devices simultaneously, using the bundled D-ViewCam software, a Web browser, iPad and an iPhone. The streaming didn’t skip a beat as the network camera generated multiple streams of video in different resolutions. In total, four separate video streams can be defined under the “Audio and Video” settings, with options including Encode Type (H.264, MPEG4, JPEG), resolution (Max 704×480) and quality, which can be defined by frame rate or data rate. A Real Time Streaming Protocol (RSTP) URL can also be customized for use with compatible viewers.

So how does the DCS-5635 fare in real life scenarios? A security camera is only useful if it’s reliable, so I configured a patrol circuit and basically left it panning non-stop from left to right for a week. I was pleased to see that it continued to function solidly and has not frozen or crashed at all. So I give it a high reliability rating.

What impressed me most about the DCS-5635 is its ability to see practically every corner of a room. This is due to its ability to pan left and right by 165 degrees each way and tilt upwards 34 degrees and downwards by 87 degrees. D-Link also packing in an autofocus feature, which help to ensure all images remain sharp. In the unlikely case that autofucus doesn’t deliver the desired result, it is also possible to adjust the focus manually.

The DCS-5635 doesn’t work in the dark, but its minimum-illumination level of 0.02 Lux means that very little light is necessary for it to capture decent image quality. In my tests, I found dim light to be sufficient.The DCS-5635 also comes with a built-in microphone and speaker, though I only used it briefly to verify that it worked. Honestly, I wouldn’t expect audiophile-worthy sound quality.

As noted earlier, the unit come withs the D-ViewCam video-management software, a powerful application that lets you manage up to 32 network cameras in multiple split-screen modes. It is also capable of recording them into storage, and it controls various aspects of the DSC-5635 including pan, tilt and zoom functions.

D-Link DCS-5635: Conclusions

Despite a few shortcomings, the D-Link DCS-5635 network camera is a very well designed product. It’s is notworthy due to its range of advanced capabilities and its ability to operate as a standalone product or in conjunction with the bundled D-ViewCam software.

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On the flip side, its high price point could be a huge deterrent for organization looking to deploy multiple camera units; it may be cheaper to engage a vendor should a larger-scale solution be needed. For small businesses and gadget-loving folks out there, though, the DCS-5635 is an excellent off-the-shelf PTZ camera that can be used right out of the box. If you need a network camera with PTZ to keep an eye on things, then the DCS-5635 could be just right for you.

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Jan 21

THE SKINNY:

·Easy to view and manage your camera DCS-932L from mydlink.com
·Compact design with night vision that lets you view 24/7
·Wireless connectivity
·VGA (640×480) resolution
·4x digital zoom
·Price: $99.99

Here’s a few scenarios for using the D-Link Camera:

·Keeping an eye on the kids: only if they are your kids!
·Checking up on home intruders; and being able to watch what they steal.
·Making sure the babysitter stays out of trouble of if she’s wearing that short skirt you love.
·Making sure that cheese soufflé you’re cooking doesn’t catch fire while you’re downing tequila shots at a bar across town.
·Use as a wingman tool to coax women back to your place by showing them your place.

D-Link-DCS-932L

The device D-Link DCS-932L is a wireless home network surveillance camera, which enables you to watch the goings on in your home – from anywhere in the world – at ANY TIME POSSIBLE.

OUT OF THE BOX WOW FACTOR: 7

The wheels of possibility begin churning as I remove the D-Link camera from its box. This small, sleek device allows 24/7 monitoring of what ever is stationed on the other side of its lens. But it gets cooler because we now live……..IN THE FUTURE!!!!! (Note a tons of exclamation points.)

How it works is, you connect the camera up to the Internet via plugging the gadget into your D-Link  router. Navigate to the D-Link website and download the software onto your computer and register an account. Now here’s where it gets cool: with your Smartphone, download the My D-Link Lite app. Once done, you can open the app on your phone and see the camera footage of your home in real-time. WELCOME TO THE FUTURE! Well, almost real-time; there’s a second or two delay. But still… WELCOME BACK TO THE FUTURE!

Not only is the footage in color (well, mostly black-and-white) but you can also pick up audio as well. Sounds like the perfect device to install at the Topless Women Pillow Fight Factory. If that’s not your bag, you can access your home footage from anywhere in the world – if you don’t have access to a Smartphone, then simply click onto the Internet to see the footage The only small drawback is, you are only given a one minute time limit with the amount of footage you can watch, before you have to refresh the app. The D-Link app also allows you to take snapshot frame grabs and zoom in and zoom out of the frame, and has night vision as well.

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Jul 14

1.What can I do if I forget my password when using D-Link DCS-930L?

If you forget your password, you will need to perform a hard reset of your camera. This process will change all your settings back to the factory defaults.

To reset your DCS-930L camera, please use an unfolded paperclip to press and hold the RESET button for at least 3 seconds while your camera is plugged in.

2.In addition to using mydlink.com, is there another way to access the D-Link DCS-930L camera remotely over the Internet?

Yes, you can access your D-Link DCS-930L camera over the Internet through the following URL after successfully installing your camera through the Camera Installation.

Wizard:
http://[mydlink No.].mydlink.com

For example, if your camera’s mydlink No. was 12345678, you would be able to access your camera remotely by opening your web browser and going to http://12345678.mydlink.com

This URL will open a webpage where you will be asked to log in by entering your camera’s password. After entering your password, your camera’s Live View window will open, and you will be able to configure your camera as well.

3.Why does the LED not light up?

The power supply might be faulty. Confirm that you are using the provided DC 5V power supply for this network camera. Verify that the power supply is correctly connected. If the camera is functioning normally, the LED may have been disabled. See page 36 for information about how to enable the LED.

4.Why is the DCS-930L camera’s network connection unreliable?

There might be a problem with the network cable. To confirm that the cables are working, PING the address of a known device on the network. If the cabling is OK and your network is reachable, you should receive a reply similar to the following (…bytes = 32 time = 2 ms).

Another possible problem may be that the network device such as a hub or switch utilized by the Network Camera is not functioning properly. Please confirm the power for the devices are well connected and functioning properly.

5.Why does the Network Camera DCS-930L work locally but not remotely?

This might be caused by the firewall protection. Check the Internet firewall with your system administrator. The firewall may need to have some settings changed in order for the Network Camera to be accessible outside your local LAN. For more information, please refer to the section about installing your camera behind a router.

Make sure that the Network Camera isn’t conflicting with any Web server you may have running on your network.
The default router setting might be a possible reason. Check that the configuration of the router settings allow the Network Camera to be accessed outside your local LAN.

6.Why does a series of broad vertical white lines appear through out the image?

It could be that the CMOS sensor (a square panel situated behind the lens that measures the light signals and changes it into a digital format so your computer can present it into an image that you are familiar with) has become overloaded when it has been exposed to bright lights such as direct exposure to sunlight or halogen lights. Reposition the Network Camera into a more shaded area immediately as prolonged exposure to bright lights will damage the CMOS sensor.

7.The camera is producing noisy images. How can I solve the problem?

The video images might be noisy if the Network Camera is used in a very low light environment.

8.The images are poor quality, how can I improve the image quality?

Make sure that your computer’s display properties are set to at least 6-bit color. Using 16 or 256 colors on your computer will produce dithering artifacts in the image, making the image look as if it is of poor quality.

The configuration on the D-Link DCS-930L Network Camera image display is incorrect. The Web Configuration Video section of the Web management allows you to adjust the related-parameters for improved images such as: brightness, contrast, hue and light frequency. Please refer to the Web Configuration section for detailed information.

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Jun 23

Monitor your home while you’re away with D-Link DCS-1130 Wireless N Network Camera. Install the DCS-1130 in your hallway, bedroom, kitchen or other home location. It’s wireless so the possibilities are endless. The DCS-1130 connects directly to your internet wireless router.

The mydlink™-enabled Wireless N Network Camera (DCS-1130) comes with everything you need to quickly add a surveillance camera to your home or small office network. It works right out of the box.

Simply connect the cables, plug in the camera, run the short installation wizard and setup is complete. To view what the camera is seeing, simply log on to mydlink.com, choose your device, and start viewing – there is no need to configure your router to open up ports or remember hard-to-memorize Internet addresses.

Convenient Access, Anywhere, Anytime

As a mydlink-enabled device, the DCS-1130 can be accessed anytime, anywhere you have an Internet connection. Get peace of mind by keeping an eye on your kids, pets, home or office from almost anywhere by simply logging on to the mydlink website and selecting your camera. Since the DCS-1130 comes with a built-in microphone, you can see and hear for yourself that everything is well at home. No computer available? Not to worry, the DCS-1130 provides 3GPP Mobile Surveillance**, which enables you to view a live video feed from your compatible Internet-ready mobile phone with a 3GPP player installed. This helps you extend your monitoring capability without having to be at a computer, allowing you to check your camera’s video feed while on-the-go.

Features

●Easily View and Manage Your Camera from mydlink.com
●1.0 Lux Sensor Can Capture Video in Low-Light Conditions
●Wireless Connectivity
●Ready to Use in 3 Simple Steps
●Also Available in Wired Version (DCS-1100)

Works with

Xtreme N Gigabit Router(D-Link DIR-655)

The Xtreme N® Gigabit Router creates a powerful Wi-Fi computer network in your home and is jam-packed with features. It’s our most highly rated router for a reason.

Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router(D-Link DIR-825)

It’s like two routers in one. This Xtreme N® router operates on dual band Wi-Fi signals, making it easy to stream HD content while browsing the Internet without bogging down your network.

mydlink-enabled Wired Network Camera(D-Link DCS-1100)

The mydlink-enabled Wired Network Camera (DCS-1100) comes with everything you need to quickly add a surveillance camera to your home or small office network. It works right out of the box.

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