Foscam wireless camera (fi8910w) - $69.99

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It is the same price on Amazon. What I am missing in this deal?
http://www.amazon.com/Foscam-FI8910W-Network-Camera-Two-Way/dp/B...

Darn, wish I could cancel. I ordered it this morning figuring Amazon wasn't going to match.

Raistlin1 said:   
New firmware is 11.37.2.49 and WebUI is 2.4.10.3.
http://www.foscam.com/down3.aspx


Thank you!!!

Ive had one of the these for a while, really worth the buy. Very clear video.

aleck said:   It is the same price on Amazon. What I am missing in this deal?
http://www.amazon.com/Foscam-FI8910W-Network-Camera-Two-Way/dp/B...


Amazon was higher before, but just matched the price.
From what I can see...the only benefit might be the 4% Cash Back through FW

Honestly, I am wiring one this week to see the difference. I have wires right there, a hole going to the outside and cable. Just have to do it. I am betting the FPS goes way up from wireless. At least in my application. FPS to one is marginal, the other is poor.

ureach888 said:   How is this camera powered (i.e. batteries or plug-in outlet)?

AC wall wart

in for 3. Thanks OP!!!

plug-in outlet . See it in action here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfw61gCbA4g

ureach888 said:   How is this camera powered (i.e. batteries or plug-in outlet)?

dead from Amazon

Raistlin1 said:   kickerstarter said:   Foscam security leaves much to be desired. If you bought a new Foscam, be sure to clear its factory ddns setting otherwise it will phone home and the entire world can now start hacking your webcam via myfoscam.org

http://foscam.us/forum/security-concern-with-myfoscam-org-t3728-...


There is a new firmware that give you the option of enabling or disabling their ddns service. Hopefully this means that the camera will no longer try to communicate with that pre-set ddns service. The setting was already set to disabled after I flashed the new firmware.


FWIW, it is important to do disable the ddns before hooking up the Foscam to your router. If you are thinking of plugging in the Foscam to your router and then upgrade the firmware, it is too late.

kickerstarter said:   Raistlin1 said:   kickerstarter said:   Foscam security leaves much to be desired. If you bought a new Foscam, be sure to clear its factory ddns setting otherwise it will phone home and the entire world can now start hacking your webcam via myfoscam.org

http://foscam.us/forum/security-concern-with-myfoscam-org-t3728-...


There is a new firmware that give you the option of enabling or disabling their ddns service. Hopefully this means that the camera will no longer try to communicate with that pre-set ddns service. The setting was already set to disabled after I flashed the new firmware.


FWIW, it is important to do disable the ddns before hooking up the Foscam to your router. If you are thinking of plugging in the Foscam to your router and then upgrade the firmware, it is too late.


I was wondering about this, so what should I do now after the fact? And will I able to setup my current ddns setup back to the camera?

HRMHRMHRMHRM said:   Honestly, I am wiring one this week to see the difference. I have wires right there, a hole going to the outside and cable. Just have to do it. I am betting the FPS goes way up from wireless. At least in my application. FPS to one is marginal, the other is poor.

One camera had terrible FPS. It could be my router, but the Roku literally 4 feet closer streams HD without any issues.

This camera is in the worst spot though. The signal goes through 2 closets (hangers) a chimney, and my entire home theater setup. It was getting 1 FPS at best. After wiring it in it gets 10+ FPS at highest quality and my recordings went from a set of snapshots to real video.

The other camera got wired too as a control. It is about 1/2 the distance with just one interior wall in between. It got 8 FPS wired and 10 fps wireless. Turns out it was doing OK, but the wiring was easy enough and my router has less to do.

Has anyone tested these outside? I've got a covered porch that is weather resistant. I could place the camera where it would never get wet. Just wondering about heat/humidity and the cold affecting the operation.

Raistlin1 said:   Does anyone happen to know if the white version still suffers from the green blinking light from the light on the wifi board inside the unit? I got the black one from Amazon last time because I did not want that annoying green light but the black version does not look so great on the ceiling, white would look much better. I also read that the white one supposedly uses a different wifi board than the black version, I have no idea why they would be different.

Not that I'm aware of. I had contacted foscam about 4 months ago to ask about the green LED on the board and they said it was still visible, so I doubt that has changed.


Foscam security is a joke! Even without logging in. I can access a lot of pages, including the Device Status page!

kickerstarter said:   Foscam security leaves much to be desired. If you bought a new Foscam, be sure to clear its factory ddns setting otherwise it will phone home and the entire world can now start hacking your webcam via myfoscam.org

http://foscam.us/forum/security-concern-with-myfoscam-org-t3728-...


Thanks, camera came yesterday, setup wasn't too bad but glad that I read this.



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