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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Camera for the $$, June 23, 2011
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This review is from: Foscam FI8909W-NA Wireless/Wired IP/Network Camera with 7 Meter Night Vision and 3.6mm Lens (67 Viewing Angle) (Electronics)
I bought 4 of these to monitor a farm for a friend of ours. They all work fine in temperatures from 20-90 Degrees F, and dusty dirty conditions.

The software runs in internet explorer as an active-x so the cameras be used with standard web-cam type software. Well I couldn't figure out how anyway.
Using IE just adds to the memory load and reduces the reliability of the system. Also the Active-X and Internet explorer combination gets to be a real CPU hog when running 4 cameras with motion detect on, so use a decent PC if that is your plan. The software has a bunch of features, but also is buggy sometimes, which is one more reason I would love to use stand alone web-cam software....

The night vision is good for close monitoring, as is the lens of the cameras, but far away isn't great so don't think your going to make out a face from 50' away.

Bottom-line: They do what they say, are inexpensive and they have been out in a barn for 6 months running with no problems other than needing to reboot the PC every few days...
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Initial post: Aug 10, 2012 5:54:02 AM PDT
D. Mei says:
have you tried running the push mode with another browser? Just curious.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2012 12:39:27 PM PDT
JJSebastian says:
No I didn't.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2013 11:28:33 AM PDT
Another thing you could do is find the stream link. This can be done a few ways. One of which is to right click anywhere on the webpage, view page source and find the stream url. I have an 8918W and the stream for it is

http://{username}:{password}@{ipaddress}/videostream.cgi

That will provide you with the streaming video that you can then integrate into quite a few different 3rd party NVR applications such as the free Zoneminder.
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