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tom j
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« on: November 19, 2011, 04:41:59 PM »

Just saw this camera and thought I would ask if anyone has one and what they think. Seems like a good deal 99 bucks but the .3 MP isn't really that impressive but 2 for 200 bucks would basically cover the main inside areas of my house. But as usual with x10 it's usually the software that DOESN'T Work  Head Banging So I thought I better check first. Thanks and looking forward to your feedback!  HAPPY


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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 04:51:29 PM »

Since it was just announced today.
No one would have one yet unless they where Beta tester and didn't have an NDA to prevent spilling the beans.
Others may have the same items under a different brand name.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 05:48:17 PM »

Tom

This camera looks just like the Foscam.

http://foscam.us/products/foscam-fi8918w-wireless-ip-camera-11.html

I have one of these and really like it.  I use an app for the iphone that works well and you can type the ip in the address bar of the web browser to get a picture also.

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 09:20:34 PM »

Tom

This camera looks just like the Foscam.

http://foscam.us/products/foscam-fi8918w-wireless-ip-camera-11.html

I have one of these and really like it.  I use an app for the iphone that works well and you can type the ip in the address bar of the web browser to get a picture also.




Hi thanks for the heads up and I just saw it I didn't know it was newly released. I'll check out the link say anyone plan on picking one up.  Huh


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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 02:09:14 PM »

Tom

This camera looks just like the Foscam.

http://foscam.us/products/foscam-fi8918w-wireless-ip-camera-11.html

I have one of these and really like it.  I use an app for the iphone that works well and you can type the ip in the address bar of the web browser to get a picture also.




Hi systemdm just read your post again I didn't realize you had a similar one and the thing I was impressed with was that you said the software works!! Might just pick up one now anything negative to say about it and hows the picture quality it's only .3 MP how would you rate it. Thanks!

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2011, 02:36:06 PM »


Thanks for the link.   I found reading thru all the user comments on the Foscam website quite enlightening.

It seems if you want to use this camera from outside your home, you need to know how to successfully deal with (1) a dynamic IP address (most people don't have a static IP address from their ISP) and (2) port forwarding on your router.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2011, 05:19:28 PM »


Thanks for the link.   I found reading thru all the user comments on the Foscam website quite enlightening.

It seems if you want to use this camera from outside your home, you need to know how to successfully deal with (1) a dynamic IP address (most people don't have a static IP address from their ISP) and (2) port forwarding on your router.




How difficult is this to set up?

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2011, 07:05:35 PM »

It is pretty easy to setup if I remember.  It has been awhile.  Just follow the instructions that comes with it.  Connect an ethernet cable between it and your router to do the intial setup.
If you have problems, just send me an email.

Walt2 is correct.  You will need to setup a dynamic IP address  and  port forwarding on your router.
You will have to do that with any IP camera you buy.
 
From their website:
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http://dyn.com/dns/dyndns-pro-free-trial/

This site will help you with port forwarding:
http://portforward.com/

The picture is not bad and the IRs work great for night vision.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 10:46:17 AM »


Thanks for the link.   I found reading thru all the user comments on the Foscam website quite enlightening.

It seems if you want to use this camera from outside your home, you need to know how to successfully deal with (1) a dynamic IP address (most people don't have a static IP address from their ISP) and (2) port forwarding on your router.


Could someone explain why you need a dynamic opposed to a static IP address for this camera, I have AT&T DSL account wondering if they even support a dynamic IPS.  Huh   Undecided

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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2011, 11:04:21 AM »

Tom,

I have AT&T with DSL and I use a dynamic IP.

This page will explain the difference between the two in more detail.
 
http://searchwindevelopment.techtarget.com/definition/static-IP-address-dynamic-IP-address

Also AT&T will charge you for a static IP.  You can use a dynamic IP free.
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 01:29:55 PM »

Both the Users Manual and Quick Setup Guide are now available from the manuals page for the Airsight.
http://www.x10.com/support/support_manuals.htm

XX34A_OM.PDF
XX34A_QSG.PDF
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2011, 06:35:06 PM »

Thanks Guys!!   Cheers   GoodJob


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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 07:15:47 PM »

Hi anyone know if you can mount one of these outside like under an eve? and would it shorten the life of the camera? Thanks


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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2011, 08:58:22 AM »

I have one under an awning.  Been there about a month. 
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2011, 02:08:31 PM »

I have one under an awning.  Been there about a month. 

I know it's not considered water proof but just wondering if it can get wet and still function seems like they suggest it can be placed outside in the x10 description. Thanks probably will pick one up next month seems really nice from what you guys have reported.

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