Top critical review
Can't recommend it
on December 8, 2014
I purchased the "N" version w/o IR. I purchased it mainly because the username/password can be bypassed and I wanted people to be able to view the camera without having to go through this process. My plan was to replace a Panasonic BL-C131A which has been running 24/7 for years without problem but only has a 640x480 resolution whereas the Trendnet was 1280x800.
So, first, the picture quality is lacking. I have some Foscam FI9831W cameras which are 1280x960 and they have "night and day" better images than the Trendnet. It's like everything is just slightly out of focus but it has a manual focus ring and I can't improve the image with it.
Others have mentioned that the software is "clunky". It is. It's slow to save each change and is poorly organized. The time on the screen can't be set to 12 hour format. One of the things I wanted to do with this camera was have it take a photo every minute and FTP it to my website so the photo on my webpage would change every minute. This photo needed to overwrite the previous photo. This is a pretty standard use for a webcam. This can't be accomplished with this camera. The Trendnet creates a new file name for each photo and creates directories for these jpg's. I wrote the Help Desk about this on Oct. 25th and my ticket was assigned to "Norman" who was supposed to work on it "...within 1-2 business days". It's been 44 days and I still haven't heard from Norman.
Unless you have a specific use for some feature on this camera I would recommend a different brand. I have since purchased another Panasonic to replace it.