|Sorry this has taken so long, but other things always get in the way of resolving this problem. Today was the first day I could sit down and give this another try. Bad news however! I followed the advice given and was quite attentive to the setup procedures. Just like before, everything seemed to be going just fine until at the end. An interesting thing happened on one try to install. At one point a window comes up and there is a button at the bottom called "Link" followed by "Next". I tried clicking Link and the TrendNet configuration window appeared showing the camera view and all. I thought that was at least a sign that it sees the camera, but merely clicking "Link" doesn't complete the wireless installation. From there I continued the install by going from "Link" to "Next" and following the instructions to the end. That didn't work. I also tried by not clicking "Link", but rather going on the "Next" in order to complete the install. Either way what happens at the end is the same. The next to the last window says disconnect the cable and wait for a minute for WiFi to engage, then click the "Next" button. Supposedly, once it tests the WiFi setup, the last page should appear with the IP address so you know it all worked. Instead, after the WiFi test, the message keeps reappearing to replace the cable, wait another minute and repeat the wireless setup. No matter how many times I've done this with either of the two cameras, the results are the same. I can't get passed this loop.|
Oddly enough my router's config under Devices shows each cam is installed. It shows the individual MAC address, but no IP address, and shows the cams as offline, even though they're plugged in to power. My take from this that my router is at least receptive to adding the cameras. They're just not running.
So my puzzlement continues. As I mentioned before, the WiFi button on the CISCO router hasn't been successful either. I tried the router's config where there's a page to permit you to add WiFi devices from there and I've tried it, and it says the addition of the device was successful. Yet, it still isn't communicating with the network afterwards.
At one point I thought the TrendNet setup worked on one of the cameras. I say this because it went on to the last window showing the IP address. So, I disconnected the camera and put it back where I had it in the living room. The lights blinked for a few minutes making me think that it was connecting to the network, but then the blinking red light that shows that it's recording stopped and it was clear that it wasn't recording anything. I don't understand that at all.
The bothersome thing about this is that I have a new router (Cisco/Linksys EA3500) and yet the old router that dies (CISCO E2000) was able to connect to these cameras much easier than this. Anyway, I've just shot another 2 hours of my time on this for this week and probably won't be able to revisit this again until next weekend. In the meantime, I am still open for anyone's suggestions and assistance. Thanks again!!