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5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Buy!, 1 Jun 2011
I bought 2 of these recently, 1 to keep an eye on the back of my house when I'm away, and the other to monitor what the dog was up to during the day.
They are pretty straight forward to setup if you have a bit of technical knowledge. Both mine are running wireless, the default port these cameras use appears to be port 80, which is fine, but I changed mine anyway. If you are using a router, you will have to setup port forwarding to whichever port you use. e.g. if your camera is set up on static IP 192.168.1.100 on port 85, set your router to forward all traffic on port 85 to that IP 192.168.1.100.
If you read the manual a couple of times, you should be able to setup these no problem.
I also setup the motion detection settings, just need to know your email smtp settings, it was a bit of a pain at first as it will only accept an smtp username which is an email address. (The Event Log was very useful in troubleshooting this) Anyway once I set this up, I could then select which area of the image I wanted monitoring for motion. You have to play around with the settings a bit as it seems fairly sensitive (set off by moving trees etc)
Basically whenever something triggers the motion setting I get an email with a snapshot of what it was.
It has been quite amusing getting various pictures of the dog lying in the sun!
I looked around for some time before buying these, and for the money nothing really compared. Excellent Buy!