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Introduction and Physique
Ever since the proliferation of wireless home broadband routers began, manufacturers have come up with a number of accessories made to maximize the wireless networks in our homes. One of the more popular examples is the wireless home network camera. It provides a simple and convenient way to keep an eye on things at home or in a small office. Being one of the bigger names in networking, Taiwan-based D-Link has a comprehensive range of network cameras, from professional models down to simple home-use ones, such as the DCS-932L Wireless N Day/Night Home Network Camera.
On the outside, there isn't very much to say about the unit. It is small and light, with the camera module, about the size of an average feature phone, being held up by a small stand. The module is dominated by the camera lens, which itself is surrounded by four LED lights placed within a circular-shaped light sensor. The sensor detects the amount of ambient light and can be set to automatically switch the camera to night vision mode. Underneath the lens is a single LED indicator light.
Around the back you have two ports, one for power and the other, an RJ45 LAN cable for network connectivity. Underneath it, you will find the hard reset button and a Wi-Fi Protected Setup or WPS button with an indicator light, used for setting up the camera. The "head" is made easily adjustable by a metal ball-joint, secured by a small plastic collar. All in all, it has a pretty standard look and feel for a modern network camera, that is, simple and inconspicuous but also functional and flexible.
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