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TRENDnet TV-IP512WN
5.7 out of 10

TRENDnet TV-IP512WN

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Overall 4
4.0

Could have been a good deal

Gary B., Newegg
9 August 2014
  • Summary: The video is not that great at night anyway. I think for the money you can find a better camera.
  • Pros: Easy setup, and came with all the items to install. Camera works.
  • Cons: Would have been a great camera for the garage area if you could see through the lens. After installing the camera and viewing the video found that the lens was no good. If was heavily pitted and scratched on the glass which in turn makes worthless video. Poor quality control from the manufacture,...
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Overall 2
2.0

WIFI connection not working

Kei-Sing W., Newegg
30 July 2014
  • Summary: Updated the firmware to 1.0.4. Will need to get another RMA.
  • Pros: The LAN line works. WPS button WIFI setup is working. I can see the camera in my Netgear WNDR3700 WIFI router as attached wireless device.
  • Cons: But still couldn't get the camera to work in WIFI even with this replacement (the first camera has the same problem).
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Overall 2
2.0

Dont buy

chris s., Newegg
13 January 2013
  • Pros: Good video quality
  • Cons: Doesn't have the capability of emailing motion detection via yahoo or google making it virtually worthless or security. Wireless connection died within 3 months of usage. Only works through ethernet connection now. These two items make this camera hardly better than a paperweight.
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Overall 10
10

review update outdoor fix

Anonymous, Newegg
3 November 2012
  • Summary: installed this camera in a outdoor housing in parking lot over a year ago, it was terrible high contrast in day so bad could not see anything and no pic at night. did not have time to do anything and just left it there useless i upgraded my router yeaterday and decided to check out this camera, been...
  • Pros: now works great outdoors and nighttime - a simple setting i overlooked-- see other thoughts
  • Cons: price
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Overall 6
6.0

Good - if it's being managed by another product

Andrew C., Newegg
6 October 2012
  • Summary: I've seen the same problems that other folks have complained about, where it goes unresponsive or drops off the network periodically when on wireless - but does NOT occur when directly cabled through the rj45 jack.
  • Pros: For $40, it was a good deal. Straightforward setup, customizable settings for http/https ports, easy to position, works flawlessly with Synology products
  • Cons: Integrated features work unreliably, can make device unreachable via wireless. IE-only interface - beware non-windows users. Too flaky to pay full price.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked for 5 mins

Charles N., Newegg
5 October 2012
  • Pros: - Low cost - IP enabled
  • Cons: Worked for 5 minutes then only displays white image. Tried reset, different computers, etc. No new firmware available. Camera has newer firmware than what is online. Tech support said they would respond in 48 hrs, did not.
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Overall 10
10

Firmware 1.2.2.66

Anonymous, Newegg
5 October 2012
  • Summary: buy it ,its updated version 2.0R
  • Pros: good camera
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2
2.0

Should Have Believed The BAD reviews!

Michael B., Newegg
17 September 2012
  • Summary: Bought this as a replacement for a Trendnet TV-IP100W that died after 5 years... thought that cameras might have improved after the last few years, but the TV-IP512WN was a poor replacement for the simplicity of software and great video images of my TV-IP100W which I had set up looking out a window...
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: - Fuzzy Video Images... Basically a waste of money and all and more of my monthly phone minutes calling Tech Support... I would NEVER buy this camera again!
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Overall 8
8.0

works pretty well

Ronald S., Newegg
12 August 2012
  • Summary: This camera works relatively well, with a few caveats - motion detection being the number one issue. I will buy another one in the future. I expected a slightly wider coverage area - the view is probably around 35ish degrees with the stock lens.
  • Pros: - Easy to set up - be sure to update firmware asap. - Wireless signal is good (also supports WPA) - built-in software features are good (samba, email, ftp, etc). - dependable (I haven't had problems with resets, etc since I set them up).
  • Cons: - the lens isn't the best. Has a very shallow DOF under 30 ft and doesn't handle high contrast (shade/sun) very well. - no IR illumination, so doesn't work after dark. - motion detection features not great - Trendnet IpView Pro software doesn't seem to do anything that isn't already built in to t...
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Overall 6
6.0

Works connected

Lee M., Newegg
6 July 2012
  • Summary: If the wireless would work I would be much happier.
  • Pros: When connected to the router or a system directly it works fine. Does motion detection and capture ok.
  • Cons: Wireless - no joy (already did the firmware upgrade - checked router, etc.) Other vendor wireless camera works no issue. This one will not connect.
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