I feel compelled to write this review to bump up the average score, as some of the less glowing reviews reflect limitations of IP cameras in general and not specific flaws of this product which, for the price, is excellent.
Like any IP device it takes some initial configuration. If, like me, you have some experience of this then instructions and installation CD can be bypassed. I had the device connected via ethernet, looked up the IP address on my router, logged onto the camera and got the wireless going in less than 5 minutes. With prior CCTV experience I found the web interface to be limited but functional. I used this to do the initial wireless set up and, importantly, set up a static LAN IP address for the camera. This is crucial to avoid future problems connecting to the camera after power outages for either your router or camera.
Now. I can see that many people are struggling with connecting remotely to the camera, i.e. not from over the local network but from outside your home/workplace. For this you need to have a suitable port number set up on the camera and this same port number "forwarded" on your router and assigned to the relevant IP address. Then you need the external IP address for your connection to your internet provider. You will then be able to log on to your router using a combination of this IP address and port number so, for example: Your external IP might be 220.127.116.11(this number completely fictional) and you use port number 173. You would then type 18.104.22.168:173 into your browser from outside your home and voila! There are numerous guides for this on the internet and once you master this for the first time, setup of similar devices will become much easier. Bear in mind that most ADSL connections use dynamic IPs so when your router loses power or connection, it will not have the same external IP when it reconnects. The easiest option is to ask your provider for a static IP. If this is not possible, you need to use a dynamic DNS server. You can find these with a Google search.
I didn't even bother all that though. My primary purpose for this camera was to use it with a piece of iPhone/iPad software called iCam. You install a program on your MAC or PC called iCam Source which lets you connect to and control IP and webcams among your home devices. Using the app on iPad or iPhone you can then connect to up to 64 cameras running from a range of computers and devices from anywhere without the need to worry about port forwarding, IP addresses etc. The iCam Source software allows you to configure motion recording and, beautifully, notification alerts to your iPhone and iPad. This works brilliantly and gives you immediate notice whenever a motion event is triggered on a specific device. It even allows you to control Pan and Tilt functions on this camera. The app costs around £2 and complements this camera perfectly. I'm sure there are similar apps to do the same thing.
Finally I must comment on the value of the product. I install profesisonal grade CCTV and have played with a lot of expensive kit. When I saw that an IP camera with built in wireless AND pan and tilt functions AND infra red capability available for around £70 I was expecting the build quality and image quality to be atrocious. I couldn't have been more wrong. Whilst the image quality isn't great, it is adequate for home and office protection purposes. The pan and tilt works very well for the price too. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that the IR capability of the device matches some much more expensive kit, I'm talking non-IP cameras costing 4 or 5 times more than this. The build quality, although not what I would call robust, also surpassed expectations and is adequate.
In conclusion, this camera excels in no particular area except one - affordability. For the price I can't see anything beating it for functionality. I now intend to buy a few more for home use and this will save me significant money on the professional grade equipment I was intending to use.