Camera Review: TRENDnet TV-IP551WI
And the wireless installation process:
TRENDnet’s documentation is clear, easy to follow and accurate. If you prefer a WPS installation, you’ll be up and running very fast, and the manual installation process took me maybe 20 minutes start to finish. Installation is easy. A few tips: change the admin password on your camera, and if you use UPnP on your router, turn off and then turn on the UPnP feature if the camera is not picked up at first. I have found that the hard part of getting these cameras to work on the network revolves around port forwarding on the router. My router (Netgear WNDR3700v2) sometimes struggles with UPnP unless I reset UPnP on the router. Another tip: forward a port on your router to the camera IP manually, and set a static IP for the camera that never changes. This will simplify any issues that you may find with reaching the camera from outside your network, which is have the reason to have an IP camera in the first place!
Accessing the Camera Using the Web Page
Once the camera is set up to work on your network, you have two options for controlling it: SecureView software that ships with the camera or the built-in web server on the camera itself. For now, I’ll look at the web capabilities. Go ahead and point your web browser to the address that you assigned to your camera. Here is what I see on mine right now: