Summary: I bought this way back when it was $250. I wish I would have sprung the little extra for the DLink. But now I see it's only $120. Still borderline pricey for this clunky unit. Very difficult to get up and running. And VERY sluggish on the controls and video is sporadically laggy. I still use it a lot and deal with it, as I have a need for it and no money to upgrade. Bottom line- there are better so don't get this one.
Summary: [[Updated: 10/17/2011 After having used the camera for several years, it has since been replaced by Foscam FI8918W which is far better in value and features. Everything below is still true, but there are better options out there unless this camera is found for VERY cheap.]] I purchased this camera after having owned the TV-IP110W (an excellent camera for the price, also reviewed by me elsewhere.) I went into it expecting it to be a pan/tilt version of the same unit.
Summary: I have never recieved the item and after several emails to the company, no one has bothered to reply to my emails, I think it is a bogus company and Amazon is fronting for them, Amazon has not helped me either. I have no trust in either. I am in the process of legal action and or criminal actions against both.
Summary: I had tried to get this to work, setting it up with my Mac. I was able to get it to speak with each other minimally, but it never went through the full setup. I tried calling customer service numerous times, no one would pick up. I finally got someone who told me that someone would call me back, and I never heard from them. They're most often closed when I call, or it goes to a message. It's sitting back in the box, useless. Don't buy this.
Summary: This webcam works reliably for me and does what I bought it for, but the network setup was certainly challenging. To be fair it's the same situation with other similar internet camera products, but I would definitely not recommend that anyone new to networking take this on without expert help. The setup is complex, the manual is sketchy, and there are some bugs to overcome.
Summary: I bought this model camera a few years ago, and have just bought another. I'm not an IT person, but with the help of the Users Guide, and a very helpful tech support person, it's working well. The camera comes with a Quick Start Guide, but there is additional documentation available from the Trendnet web site - the Users Guide, FAQs and one on remote web access, all as pdf docs. It's worth taking the time to read everything and understand the steps to get it working.
Summary: Short story: Would be great IF it worked and was reliable. Had a little difficulty in the beginning because the picture would not show, and the camera controls worked sparatically, even directly connected. Then, suddenly one day just before returning it, I had a picture and could control the camera from my home PC. Again, a few days later, I had problems controlling the movements from the internet, some times it would work, most times not, even directly conneted.