Summary: STAY AWAY from this model and NetGear altogether. Their service is awful and their products are even worse.
Pros: none. this thing never worked properly.
Cons: never worked properly. netgear did what they could to support it over the phone and ultimately decided to replace it. tried to charge me for extended warranty on something which never worked properly. cuts in and out. I've been trying to use it for home office. when wifey hits it with her laptop ...
Summary: I bought it as part of our business network solution, and this is the only part that fails every day or two. Every now and then the router freezes up and resetting itself, resulting loss of company website, remote access, email, etc, and takes about 10 minutes to come back to itself.
Summary: Stay away from this one and get the FVS318N instead. This has known issues giving out duplicate IP addresses. When this happens it takes down the entire network instead of just the two systems with the same IP. I bought a second one thinking the first one was bad.
Summary: It's not that the router sucks - the router works fine. But this is a >VPN< router with ZERO netgear support for VPN. You cannot find the VPN client software on the website - it's a dead link. After locating the client software there's no serial number or "buy" option - it's a dead link.
Summary: I fought Videotron to have their broadband router replaced thinking that was the issue. Upgraded the firmware to version 220.127.116.11. Finally discovered that even with the most basic settings the wireless portion wouldn't hold the connection. So I put my older WT102 and the RT314 back into service.
Pros: Nice pretty box.
Cons: Worked for about two weeks intermittently. When it works, it works but doesn't last with heavy traffic.
Summary: before I start- let me say that all other componets of my home network are working 100%. This router resets the WAN connection every 30mins to an hour making it worthless to have a VPN connection to my office. Bottom line- worthless to me.
Firmware apparently (and desperately) needs an update
Sam Glover, Amazon
14 November 2011
Summary: This router worked for a few months, then started crashing every few minutes, losing its configuration every time. From the other reviews, it looks like this is a common problem that Netgear refuses to address.
Summary: Initially the product worked well. The setup was fairly straightforward as far as routers go, and it increased my bandwidth by over 4MBS. It also allowed my multitude of network equipment to operate as plug and play without specifically opening obscure ports.
Summary: I strongly unrecommend this equipment which is not working well at all ! Lots of trouble during configuration, lots of bugs in the firmware, and freezing all the time. At first, Netgear support did not even respond.