Camera was easy to set up via wired connection, but getting the wireless to work was a challenge, Be aware this camera comes with NO instructions, but you can go online and download them from their website, The missing piece of information was that, after configuring the wireless, you must disconnect power and wait AT LEAST A MINUTE before repowering. It is not enough to just reboot or even unplug for a few seconds. I eventually found this information on their forum, now it works GREAT!
Love the camera once I got it working.The instructions leave much to be desired. There are a lot of holes in the directions that don't assist you in setting up the wireless or the port forwarding needed to view your camera on the web or on your phone. I ended up checking around the web and looking and some youtube videos in order to get things up and running. I'm still running into an issue of the camera dropping signal.
This is the fourth Foscam IP Cam I have purchased for use in the home monitoring and home security system I engineered for my home. It works very well, has an extremely quiet motor for pan and tilt functions. Best of all, I can easily check out my home from anywhere in the world, which eases my worry of break ins or burglaries. It's easy to install and port for off-premises viewing, has motion detection and notification functions. I am very pleased and wouldn't hesitate to buy more!
Replacing the Foscam FI8908W, the FI8918W is this latest camera from Foscam. The FI8918W is a wireless or wired, pan/tilt IP camera solution for indoor use. It combines a high quality digital video camera, remote pan/tilt ability with network connectivity and a powerful web server to bring clear video to your desktop or smartphone from anywhere on your local network or over the Internet. The high quality video image is transmitted with 30fps speed on the LAN/WAN by using MJPEG hardware compression technology. The image resultion is 640 x 480 (300k Pixels). The Foscam FI8918W camera is based on the TCP/IP standard. The control, management and maintenance of the camera is done simply by using your browser to remotely configure and upgrade