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TRENDnet TV-IP651WI Pan/Tilt, Day/Night, 640 x 480 Max Resolution RJ45 Wireless IP Camera

  • Wireless
  • 640 x 480 Max Resolution
  • Day/Night
  • Pan/Tilt: 340° side-side, 115° up-down
  • 1/5" CMOS Sensor, 4.0 mm Lens
  • Motion Detection/ recording/schedules/ email alerts
  • Free App for smart phones

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Dmitri L.
  • 1/7/2015 2:32:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYou buy it - you own it

Pros: No nonsense old school network setup. Does require some expertise, but lets me configure it just how I want it. None of that privacy encroaching Cloud service stuff that other companies force on you. I buy it - I own it. Also, the Android app is pretty good.

Cons: Motion detection feature is pretty dumb and limited. Kind of average really, but in this day and age one could expect better.

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  • Frank H.
  • 12/18/2014 7:55:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggslooks good but....

Pros: Looks cool.....

Cons: very hard getting to work, directions horrible.

Other Thoughts: I consider myself a tech person. was able get into device and configure but settings never stayed, could not access remotely after config. Sure there are better products out there.

Manufacturer Response:


We are sorry to hear that you ran into issues setting up the TV-IP651WI. The camera requires proper IP addressing for Internet access. You will also need to forward a port to the camera in your router, by default this is TCP port 80. If you require assistance with the camera you can contact support services or email and we will have someone assist you as soon as possible. Please include a link to this review.


TRENDnet Support

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  • Stephen D.
  • 8/6/2014 7:17:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggstough setup, for my stuff at least

Pros: Nice picture. Took a while to figure it out but got it working with linux zoneminder and motion. Windows "should be" a breeze, I think. Don't use it though.

Cons: Had to do firmware upgrade to use java viewer. Do it with ethernet not radio!

Other Thoughts: Manufacturer should post a little text tutorial to use this camera in Linux motion and zoneminder. Here's a little help. Zoneminder:Remote Host Name: <your camera's ip address> .Remote Host Path: /video/mjpg.cgi.
linux motion: netcam_url http://<your camera's ip address>/video/mjpg.cgi
Disable user access control and don't put users on list, including admin. Admin is automatic.

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  • 5/27/2014 6:28:13 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPan and tilt works great, but camera does not offer a true video recording solution

Pros: - The PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) features work really well. I would even call the pan and tilt (but not the zoom) operations "incredible" considering the price point
- You can create “preset locations”. These can be used to change the focal point quickly on demand or to have the camera scan from one preset to another every few seconds.
- Image quality is good for the resolution (640 x 480).
- Night vision quality works well, although night vision recording quality is somewhat blurry if the subject is constantly in motion
- One-way audio feature works okay.
- Easy to wall/ceiling mount.
- iOS app allows for PTZ, audio, image capture, and video capture, even without the paid upgrade. There is also an Android app, but I did not test this version.

Cons: - The camera does not record video (other than via the iOS app to your iOS device); rather, it sends image (.jpg) files via FTP and/or email. Depending on your requirements for the camera, this may be a good or bad thing. I found it frustrating to scan through a collection of images as opposed to viewing a video. It is for this reason that I deducted an egg of what would otherwise be a phenomenal product.
- Speaking of the iOS app, the basic app is free but you have to pay for an upgrade if you wish to use the preset scan feature.
- The motion detection feature is neat, but I receive a lot of false positives. In my case, it may have to do with an exterior window being in view of the camera. It also seems to record an image when the camera switches between day and night vision and it will record an image if you pan or tilt the camera, even if there is no other motion.
- Thanks to the motion feature, I now believe I have a ghost inhabiting my house. I have received some very weird images that get recorded in the middle of the night. In my opinion, there are some things I am better off not knowing.
- There is a glitch in the iOS app that prevents the video from loading if you have symbols (#$%, etc.) in your password. As a proponent of strong passwords, I find this somewhat disturbing on a “security device”.
- Since my wireless access point does not support WPS, I was unable to get the camera connected to my Wi-Fi network. I had planned from the beginning on making an Ethernet run, so this was not a big deal in my situation.
- The camera can be disabled easily (by unplugging), so make sure to place/mount it in a location where it cannot be tampered with easily.

Other Thoughts: I have wanted to purchase a few outdoor cameras for home security and saw this model listed in the newegg email deals. I decided to purchase this unit as my guinea pig model. If I liked it, then I would look into purchasing the more expensive outdoor PoE models. If I didn’t like it, then I wouldn’t be out too much money.

Overall, I have been mostly but not completely satisfied with the purchase. I believe that this camera would be a great solution for a user that only needs to view live video as opposed to someone who needs to be able to record it and/or monitor it at a later date. That being said, this would be a perfect solution as a baby video monitor or for a small business that needs to keep an eye for customers entering and exiting (or a boss who needs to remotely observe his or her employees). In my opinion, I would not recommend this camera in a situation like a convenience or retail store where you may need to record shoplifting and/or robberies. In that case, you may be better off looking for something that will record true video and/or an HD solution.

The setup was generally easy, although I did experience a few hiccups along the way. I contacted TRENDnet support twice using their online support portal. The first issue was replied to within a couple of hours and contained the correct solution. In regards to my second issue, they took over a day to reply and their recommendation did not resolve my issue.


- If you plan on using the iOS app (and probably the Android app also, although I do not have an Android device to test with) then you must NOT use any symbols in your management password or you will be unable to load the video in the app.
- If using Java, you will most likely need to open the Java Control Panel and navigate to the Security Tab > click “Edit Sites List” button > click “Add” button. Then, add “http://192.168.X.X” (no quotes, substitute the actual IP of the camera and be sure to specify http://) > Click “OK” button. If using a Mac, you may need to set the slider on the Security Tab to “medium”.
- If you plan on mounting the camera and using the camera’s Wi-Fi, I would recommend attaching the antenna before mounting the camera to the bracket.

One last thing to consider (and this kind of ties in to my live video vs. recording thoughts above): if the camera is configured to upload images to a local FTP server, then an extended power outage could take down your recording until your FTP server can be manually powered back on. A security DVR will normally power on and begin recording as long as it has power whereas a workstation acting as an FTP server will most likely need to be powered on manually and the FTP service will need to be started (if it doesn’t run automatically on startup). Should the camera be used for remote location surveillance, a brownout/power outage could require a site visit to restore recording. Of course, this wouldn’t apply should you have an external FTP server and/or mailing pro

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  • 4/10/2014 6:38:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrops connection, flawed PTZ, no support

Pros: When it worked, setup was easy, video quality was fine, PTZ worked, mostly.

Cons: 1) Using latest firmware, but the camera has disconnected from the Wifi network several times over a few weeks, and power cycling could not restore it. It had to be completely reset using the hard reset button, rendering this camera completely useless for security purpose. Router only about 20 feet away with 1 wall between.

2) When power is restored, it resets to the Home PTZ position, which is not where I want it pointing. Again, completely negates security surveillance purpose.

3) Created a ticket with Trendnet to ask if there's anyway to set Home position. No respond at all after 2 weeks.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Super,

We apologize for the issues you are having with the camera. Loss of wireless connectivity should not require a factory reset to re-establish connection. This may be a hardware issue with the camera and we would recommend an RMA for warranty services to rule this out. Please email and we’ll help you begin the RMA process. We would also like to look into your Help Desk submission. Please login to your account and provide the ticket number so we can investigate. Unfortunately this camera does not have a configurable home position.

TRENDnet Support

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  • keith c.
  • 3/16/2014 12:16:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Value at Sale Prices

Pros: Easy to set up, simple pan, tilt, zoom with I.E. app. Night vision pretty good for the price point.

Cons: Poor resolution compared even with inexpensive web-cams. Blurry on all zoom settings. Can get complex if you are trying to use this beyond your own home network.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you either are good at manual router configuration or that your router has an auto match feature for new wifi devices. You can use direct connection with supplied Ethernet cable. Great little room surveillance cam at a fair price when on sale.

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  • Justin R.
  • 1/12/2014 10:39:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo problems so far

Pros: I set this thing up in about 5 minutes and it's been working pretty well. I'm doing some pretty basic video monitoring. I haven't messed around with the software too much yet but I was able to configure all of my settings in the web browser.

Cons: None so far

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  • Fern H.
  • 11/14/2013 5:46:28 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWireless won't connect

Pros: I could perhaps report on pros if the camera would connect to my network.

Cons: Wireless networking does not connect. Zero factory support.

Other Thoughts: Avoid like the plague. You can submit a help ticket to Trendnet, but it seems no one ever answers. There is no factory support when things don't work.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Brian,

I apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused you and please feel free to let me know your help ticket from TRENDnet. Meanwhile, if applicable please update to the latest firmware via the following link, I would also like to know which connection step failed you so that I can help. Please email me at with “Newegg TV-IP651WI” in the subject line and I will contact you immediately to assist. I look forward to your reply soon and hope to restore your faith in TRENDnet.

Warmest regards,


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  • AJ L.
  • 8/30/2013 9:05:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: they look better than Foscam 8910 from the outside.

Cons: Even after firmware update. Wifi drops multiple times a day. having to power reset them 2-3 times just to get connected back makes these unreliable. picture quality is NOT better than the 8910 model like some of the reviews mentioned. i have 3 foscam. 1-8918 and 2-8910. picture is better than the 8918 but the 8910 is much better in color AND nighttime. all 3 foscam camera DO not have a single drop! same router same config same location. pretty much useless is you can NOT access it.

Other Thoughts: pay a little extra and buy the foscam or higher model trend net.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi TRENDnet Customer,

I apologize deeply for your overall frustration for not being able to connect smoothly as promised. Please contact me directly at with "Newegg TV-IP651WI Review" in the subject line and I will be able to assist you immediately. Thank you for taking the time to review our product. I look forward to hearing from you to regain your trust in TRENDnet.

Warm Regards,
TRENDnet Support Team

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  • David H.
  • 12/10/2012 11:35:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat product overall

Pros: Good image quality (it's a manual focus) up to 20~30ft away. Night mode has significantly less distance, maybe 10~15ft away tops. Physical install was easy with the included mounting bracket. Software works fine...once you get to know it. Looks like they designed the software to work with other brands too, such as Sony, Phillips, Bosch, ect. which is nice, but not necessary in my case. Great product overall and I just may get another!

Cons: I subtracted an egg due to the software and not the hardware that comes with this kit. It took some work to get the motion detection working properly, mainly because there are so many options in the ProView software, but the settings you need for this specific camera aren't listed in the manual. This camera only works with "software motion detection" which for some reason is only accessible through the setup wizard under "Properties" button after you check the box that says "Use motion detector for stream being set up".
Some features are only available when connected directly to the device page (i.e. 192.168.1.XXX) and not through the ProView software. Things like detected motion regions can only be set from the device directly, audio on/off, night mode on/off, ect.

Other Thoughts: Great PTZ cam for the price.

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