Summary: ReAlLy A pAiN tO SeT uP...Like reading that first sentence. This is dinosaur user friendly design, possibly made by the same people that designed computers in the 1980's and you would have to actually type in DOS command lines to get some new peripheral device to work with your computer. Then they experimented with "plug-and-play" which was actually plug-and-pray, because engineers still didn't understand what we really want. Well, these fall into the latter category.
Summary: This camera (I own 2) is OK quality for the price (<$75). One issue I have is that vibration seems to knock it out of focus, even with the focal ring around the lens taped down. So there must be something internal loose on both cams. One is mounted atop a tower in a wx-proof box to stream live video across the mesh network to the webserver: [...] . While the other is mounted to a portable cooler: [...] @ 1:42 to 2:55 in the video.
Summary: Pretty good camera. Works fine in bright outdoor light or good indoor light. Not very good in low light as to be expected since there are nor IR LEDs on it. I've been using the with WiFi for 3 weeks now and so far so good.
Summary: I tried multiple times to change the ip address with their software but it would not find the camera most of the time. It appeared to finally change the ip address but the computer would never recognize the device. This is the second TV-IP110W I have purchased. The first one worked great and the model IP-501W that I have works great. I returned this one. Amazon took care of the return with no problem.
Summary: For me it a piece of j....When you setup, during the installation IE freeze up, you loose everything you typed in. The time, date can't be saved. I would not recommend it to NOBODY!!!! Waste off money.
Summary: I should have heeded the other negative reviews. While I can log into it from ANdroid from a dedicated ANdroid IP Cam app, but not from a mobile explorer window in IE or Dolphin, and the image is OK in full daylight, that is the extent of the Pros. After 2 days and 6 hours of fighting trying to get the event server to use smtp server, no luck, it simply will not send email to any of the three SMTP server accounts that I am set up and authorized to use on one of various...
Would have been happy if they'd just sent me one working unit...
18 July 2011
Summary: First off, I work for a network consulting firm and even I was banging my head against the wall with this thing. You don't need the software to install, just type the IP of the camera into the address bar and you can access the web interface. You can use the IP finder tool off the CD; the other software is useless. The only design flaw from a software/UI perspective is the email notification server.
Summary: when it works, the picture quality is great, power consumption ~2-3 watts. after setting up the camera with the web interface it worked great for about 5 minutes then it lost its LAN connection from my router, cycling power fixed that problem but then it quickly lost its connection again.
Summary: I purchased three of these and I love them. They are pretty easy to get going and easy to use. I'm not crazy about the java/activeX (depends on browser used) but oh well. The motion capture works well to the point of being creepy. The only thing these lack in my opinion is the ability to use SSL/TLS for SMTP auth sending. This is a deal breaker for sending email as a motion trigger, or on a periodic cycle.
Summary: Good camera for the money but the software for the computer is lacking features, features such as locking out others from changing features when you close the program and reopen. That means anyone that closes the program and reopens it has full access even when you lock it!