Summary: Upon receipt I plugged this in to my router, and grabbed the DHCP assigned IP address from the router. I opened the camera's website and logged in using the factory credentials as identified in the installation instructions. Saw a live image and thought, "Great, this is going to be easy! What were those reviews about a difficult installation talking about?
Summary: This is my second one of these and it works well. It's not HD quality nor did I expect it. I run a VPN from overseas to connect into my wireless home network. My wife helped by plugging it into a wired port on my switch. I configured it via http login, saved the configuration and had her move to an area that observes the doors in our home. Wireless picked it up easily. Set up was straight forward.
Works great! Moderately difficult to set up but done in 2 hours.
J. Leo "jl26", Amazon
7 March 2014
Summary: I bought this from Newegg and found it to work perfectly. It seems that for most wireless network devices, you see reviews for either 1 star or 5 stars. I was a little wary and expected to take a long time to set this up and connect to my home network. But following this man's great write up (http://ipcamnetwork.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/acessing-your-camera-from-the-internet/) to the letter, I was perfectly able to connect this to my network, fix my IP, access it via...
Summary: I'm an IT guy and do not find these difficult to setup, but for the average Joe, this might be next to impossible to configure and get it working like they want. I suggest you trust a professional if you are not electronically/computer inclined. Product works as expected.
Summary: Descent camera for price, but would not buy again. The setup is easy if you know what you are doing. If you don't understand networking basics, buy something else. For some reason, TrendNet made it so the home position cannot be set (seriously?). This means on a power failure, the camera will have to be manually readjusted. This would be a huge pain if you have several of them. The privacy button seems to knock the vertical position out of calibration.
Pros: Privacy Button. Good indoor image quality. Cheap price for a PTZ camera.
Cons: Unintuitive setup. Not good for people who don't understand networking. Cannot set home position. Privacy button bug in latest firmware (1.05.04). Does not support SSL. Jerky movement when adjusting, except when using presets.
Summary: Item is not as easy as the video says after 20 hours of trying and even with my internet provider I gave up. Wireless did not work and internet provider sent 2 different routers before we could get wireless to work.
TV-IP651WI Pro's and Con's with very different browser setup.
8 December 2013
Summary: I have about 60 Trendnet Camera's now running in 3 states (110,121,312,422,572 & 672) so I tried one of these as a lower cost TV-IP672WI. TV-IP651WI, Start with Con's...FW ver... 1.05.04 (2013-03-28) No On Screen Display, Not sure why there is a clock but the DST in 2014 is March 9 in the US and 6 is as high as it goes, not sure where to look to see if the clock is set is correct, the browser my be my computer time.
Summary: Worst product. The hardware may work sometimes, but the setup was beyond frustrating. I spent hours with the inconsistent and incomplete setup instructions and software, finally got the camera online. Constantly wants to be reconnected, and the minute I tried to connect over internet, one scene and then no signal. Do yourself a favor, buy a different brand.