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3.0 out of 5 stars Good camera, but buggy software, August 12, 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)
The camera is excellent. All the features work as advertized on the camera side. Looking at the front, the six IR LEDs don't look like much, but they really do let you see the far side of a large room in the dark. Wireless works nicely.

The web interface and ActiveX control are terrible. The administrative config menus are buggy and slow, but eventually they get the job done. The worst thing for me is that sound in the ActiveX control doesn't work properly with IE9 on Windows 7 (64). So for me, the camera has no audio in either direction. I ended up using third-party software rather than stick with the buggy built-in web interface, but as far as I can see, Foscam only supports sound through their own proprietary ActiveX control and none of the third-party tools support their custom sound interface.

Bottom line: If all your PCs are old, or if you don't care about audio, then you'll love this camera.
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Initial post: Jun 18, 2013 9:55:19 PM PDT
JoenathanOne says:
Give iSpy a try, I'm using it for my 8910 and the audio works in both directions.
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