Excerpt: I have other cameras that cost hundreds more and was worried about a camera so cheap. But this little camera has surprised me. I realize the resolution isn't very high but still the images and videos are good enough for identifying people captured with it. One of the best features is the ipad app. It works very well. You can set the app up through your wireless network for when your on that network automatically.
Pros: Accurate, Compact, Discreet, Easy To Set Up, Sensitive
Excerpt: You get what you pay for! The camera works well on my wireless network; however, I cannot get the thing to "broadcast" over the www, so subsequently can't access it remotely (on smartphone and such)- the precise reason that I bought the camera. Haven't received any help via Trendnet online tech support (it's been a week), so two raspberries!
Excerpt: These cameras are great. Easy to set up, lots of functions, excellent picture and focus. The IP connection to the web sends email with no office computer connection. Connectivity distance is excellent. Great price.
Summary: Setup was actually very easy if you know what to do. Camera works very well at night and the motion detection is good. My Synology NAS server recognizes the camera, so I can access it from my phone, tablet or any web browser, and with DDNS setup on the NAS, from anywhere in the world now. Slick. To setup: 1) Connect to your Router with provided network cable 2) Power on.
Pros: Good night vision, seems fairly sturdy, Wifi works well, compatible with my Synology DS211J NAS which allows easy web access to the view of the camera
Cons: Provided documentation weak for beginners. Watching the recorded video clips remotely uses an uncommon codec, so you will need to download a 3rd party video player to view recorded clips from a phone or tablet. Included mounting screws are TINY and easy to lose.
Summary: I set up the camera for local viewing and all went well. I then tried to set it up for remote viewing from a computer not on my network and ran into many problems. I worked on this for two days and then finally called Trendnet tech support. I reached "Sean, from India" who tried to set it up, but said to connect to my router I would have to sign up for a "special service" at a price of $69.95 for six months.
Summary: Overall camera is great but as other reviewers commented, set up can be painful and many hours wasted. Camera would not work in wireless mode. Spent many hours with tech support. had linksys wrt120N. Set up wizard would load all data and passwords but would not work. By out of sheer luck we selected encryption to AEP mode only instead of standard TPA/AEK on Linksys router. Then finally worked. After setting up port forwarding am able to view from iphone or adroid phone.
Summary: I've been using this camera for over one year now and it has proven to be very reliable. Setup wasn't too bad and the camera comes back online after a power outage with no manual intervention required. The supplied App will only work on your local WiFi network but I'm using a DNS service and LiveCams Pro to be able to view and control the camera from anywhere. The email notifications were not too difficult to set up (I use Yahoo email).
Summary: Purchased two of these cameras to add to my existing two Trendnet TV-IP400 cameras. The TV-IP400 work great. Not so good on performance or features...but they work. The TV-651WI require constant reset because of lock up. Does not work with MAC OSX and Customer service from Trendnet is slow and painful. I would return these two cameras if I could. If you are looking for a camera...look elsewhere. What a waste of time and money.