Introduction: $4 Dollars Outdoor Enclosure for a Linksys WVC54GC Wireless IP Surveillance Camera

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I was looking for a wireless outdoor camera to keep an eye on my backyard, but instead of buying a new one I just decide to make an outdoor enclosure for one of my wireless Linksys WVC54GC cameras. I add an extenal antenna to increase the wifi signal range and it's working great.  I got this Nema box for $1.99 and I just customize it with a few old trusted LEGOS and a piece of glass from a .99 cents photo frame and here's my Outdoor Wireless ip camera enclosure for less than $4 dollars. I hope you like it :D

-1 cheap nema box
-1 $0.99 cents photo frame
-A few legos
-RP-TNC connector . Free form a dead router that I found in the trash
-RP-TNC Antenna. Free form the same router :D
-Hot Glue gun with Silicone Glue

As Surveillance software I use the FREE version of Ispyconnect ( installed on an old pentium III 1.8Ghz/512MB/80GB computer and it is recording my 5 cameras :)


ViralC3 made it! (author)2016-06-02

Nice dude. Really appreciate such things. DIY and only imagination. You can check live cameras outdoor spying as you have as well for Linksys:

I think overall it cost you more than 4$. The thing is that you had to put the camera inside that box. Second: is there enough light to take the video from outside? The cheapest camera lenses are about 40$. Anyway nice review. Thank you.

Below is the live screenshot of the cam:

david.tucker.5209 (author)2015-02-25

How did you get the WVC54GC working with iSPY?!?!?!

With the camera wizard or just add the ip address manually.

Follow the ispy instructions here:

dkelly11 (author)2015-01-08

How did you find a Nema box for $1.99?

edbersan (author)dkelly112015-01-08

At a local garage sale

cmolle made it! (author)2014-08-04

I used the sprinkler system enclosure you used in the wireless router Instructable and added a DLink Cloud camera. I like having the GFI outlet in the same box as the camera.

The HD waterproof DLink camera was $299. I got the indoor model ($139), the enclosure ($29) and some miscellaneous parts to seal the holes at the bottom of the enclosure ($5). Saving over $120 allowed me to get a 2nd camera for indoors.

This is a great idea! Thank you!

edbersan (author)cmolle2014-08-04

Great work Mr CMOLLE!! :D

I'm glad to know that my instructables helps you to create your outdoor camera enclosure! :D

You made a great and clean enclosure for your camera! It looks great! :D and it's great to know that you got 2nd camera with the saved money!

Thank you very much for your feedback and thanks for the pictures!! have a great day!!! :D

cmolle (author)2014-07-29

This is a great idea. I was trying to figure out how to add some DLink Cloud cameras to the outside building and keep them waterproof. Your use of a NEMA enclosure will allow me to use an inexpensive camera for surveillance. Thank you for the great Instructable!

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