I'm moving this message from the linksysbycisco forum to myciscocommunity at the recommendation of another poster on the linksysbycisco forum.
It doesn't look like anyone has posted on the WVC200 PTZ Camera in over a year. I'm hoping there is a resolution to my problem:
After reading an article on what you need to crack a WPA/TKIP passphrase in under 30 seconds, I made the decision to upgrade my router's encryption to WPA2/AES. When I saw no option for WPA2 on the WVC200, I went online and after opening a cisco.com account to download the updates which is separate from my linksysbycisco.com account that I'm using for this forum???, I downloaded and updated my camera. Still no WPA2. Right now, I pulled it down from my little daughter's room where it was invaluable as a method to find out what went "BAM", and as a deterrent. (i.e. I'm watching you, so don't write on the walls!) Now it is just a piece of junk to me, sitting on my desk. I'm tempted to pull my outdoor Panasonic Camera and put it up in her room, but it's an outdoor camera and it was a real paint to get where I wanted it. I've thought about hard-wiring it, but then, why did I go and buy a wireless camera? Plus I hate crawling around in the attic fishing wire.
SINCE THIS IS A BASIC SECURITY CONCERN FOR ALL LINKSYS/CISCO CUSTOMERS WHO'S CAMERAS CAN BE TURNED AGAINST THEM BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF STANDARD 802.11G ENCRYPTION SUPPORT IN THE FORM OF WPA2, I WOULD HOPE THAT CISCO/LINKSYS WOULD FIX THIS RIGHT AWAY SO NO ONE GETS MURDERED OR HAS THEIR HOUSE ROBBED BECAUSE CISCO DID NOT PROVIDE BASIC SECURITY UPDATES AND A SOPHISTICATED THIEF HACKED INTO THEIR CAMERAS. (Opps, did I say that in all caps? Hello Computer...)
Given that I don't expect an immediate solution despite my somewhat ham-handed plea above, is there a NON-CISCO firmware update like they have for many of the linksys routers? Is there a beta update for this camera? As it is, I just have a hunk of plastic and metal on my desk taunting me. Any ideas would be appreciated. I truly think this is a big security concern for Cisco/Linksys customers and should be addressed ASAP.