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D-Link Network Video Recorders => DNR-202L => Topic started by: SUPCUZ on June 18, 2014, 10:09:33 AM

Title: Prospective Customer of 202L Seeking Your AdviceL
Post by: SUPCUZ on June 18, 2014, 10:09:33 AM
Has heat been an issue for this device? Would it if left along for a year? How about the attached USB drive? I understand it has no on off button. Can it be rebooted remotely? Seems its 4 cams max. Can I hook up more but only record for 4? Or do I need to buy an additional unit? Other than cost, why did you choose this over an NAS solution? If I am using a dual band router, would using a separate band help the bottleneck issue? OR is an access point switch setup the only way to work around it?
Title: Re: Prospective Customer of 202L Seeking Your AdviceL
Post by: SUPCUZ on June 19, 2014, 09:50:40 AM
It would be helpful of the mod answered my Qs instead of just pumping the products. I also sent a pre sales email to DLINK with absolutely no response. What kind of an operation is this?
Title: Re: Prospective Customer of 202L Seeking Your AdviceL
Post by: JavaLawyer on June 19, 2014, 10:01:54 AM
Has heat been an issue for this device? Would it if left along for a year? How about the attached USB drive? I understand it has no on off button. Can it be rebooted remotely? Seems its 4 cams max. Can I hook up more but only record for 4? Or do I need to buy an additional unit? Other than cost, why did you choose this over an NAS solution? If I am using a dual band router, would using a separate band help the bottleneck issue? OR is an access point switch setup the only way to work around it?

I haven't encountered any user posts relating to heat, although I do recommend making sure the unit has proper ventilation, that is don't cover the vents and avoid stacking the device on a surface that's generating heat (e.g. on a router). I've owned many D-Link devices over the years and never had heat as the cause for device failure or poor performance.
   
From FAQ board: DNR-202L - How Many D-Link Cameras Can Connect to the DNR-202L? (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=56537.0)

DNR-202L vs. NAS: The DNR-322L provides a more integrated solution (i.e. internal storage) and supports up to 9 network cameras (I believe).