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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hit or miss?, February 27, 2012
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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 tried putting this in a window that is next to my front door. The entry room to my house is nothing but open space and the stairs are off to the side. I have a wireless router at the top of my stair case. I would guess that a straight line distance from the window to the top of the stairs is around 40ft (with no walls). But, this camera would not connect with my router at this distance.

Other than the poor wifi range, the camera is great for the price range. I was planning to use it to monitor who comes up to my front door and to have it email me whenever it detects motion.

Will have to look for an antenna/range extender... or, a different camera.

*UPDATE

I updated my original review, because I thought I had resolved my wifi issues... Seems that the wifi connectivity (at longer distances) is spotty. After having read some information on other forums and postings, I went into the setup of the camera to update the sensitivity settings for motion detection. I changed the settings and rebooted the camera. Now, it doesn't connect wirelessly at the distance I want it to. Works fine when the camera is close to the router, but what good is that.
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