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Netgear FVG318
5.1 out of 10

Netgear FVG318

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear FVG318

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Overall 4
4.0

Works, but with outages

Steven A., Newegg
14 December 2011
  • Summary: Never used the VPN features.
  • Pros: The 8 ports are a plus, and it did everything our company needed of it....
  • Cons: .... Except when the DHCP would stop working about every 2 days (trouble with renewing lease maybe?)
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Overall 4
4.0

Make a great wireless switch and a lousy router...

Yeah...., Amazon
12 June 2011
  • Summary: If you disable DHCP you can turn it into a great wireless switch but you need a router between it and the internet. I use a cheap Vonage router and it works much better than the FVG318.
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent product but has some challenges

DaGint, Amazon
21 April 2011
  • Summary: Purchased this device with another Netgear device(same type just without wireless) to perform a site to site vpn as well as manage my network. I had some stability issues with this device as well as the VPN would almost always drop. Most of the time I had recycle the device to get it back.
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Overall 4
4.0

WiFi Did Not Work

Anonymous, Newegg
15 February 2011
  • Summary: I'll definitly try it again, but only one more time. If it fails again, i'll switch to another product. I've heard bad things about this particular product, maybe next time i'll keep my routers and access points seperate then using a combo unit.
  • Pros: Price. Lifetime Warranty.
  • Cons: I decided to switch from Linksys products to Netgear because of the lifetime warranties. I've had good luck with their switches and higher-class routers. This was the first time installing it. The router worked however the wireless kept going up/down constantly, to the point where I couldn't even...
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Overall 4
4.0

Received old version from Amazon

Just Some Guy, Amazon
5 February 2011
  • Summary: I too had a poor experience with this device. There are a LOT of updates and fixes available for the problems described by the other reviewer, but unfortunately they are only available for the "V2" device.
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Overall 4
4.0

Steer Clear of this unreliable router

Janet W., Newegg
4 March 2010
  • Summary: Other then that it was a nice router.
  • Pros: Nice managed wireless router.
  • Cons: Completely unreliable. This thing needed to be reset every 3 days. Total waste of time and money.
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Overall 4
4.0

Solid features, but lacking stability

LineNoise88 "rooster@richcap.com", Amazon
12 June 2009
  • Summary: This product has great features and easy setup, along with plenty of ports to connect to (8) which is especially good for a home network with lots of connections. Problem is that the interface seems buggy and sometimes the system does not respond to changes (i.e.
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Overall 4
4.0

Seriously - Do Not Purchase

Anonymous, Newegg
30 October 2008
  • Summary: Just in case anyone questions experience with Netgear products - Over 3 years with a few of these and at least 1 year with the FVG - I have 3 Netgear Firewall routers (FVS318, FVS338, FVG318) and one Netgear AP (WAG102). Wired Firewalls are very nice and work as claimed with few issues.
  • Pros: Nice Chasis. Excellent options within the menu system though the menu system itself is not very intuitive. Throughput WAN\LAN connection is sufficiently fast with even a number of options and encryption selected. No problems upgrading to the firmware upgrades (I have performed at least 7-8 upgrad...
  • Cons: Wireless fails and fails poorly. The range just plain sucks even with Netgear wireless NICs. If you are stuck with this firewall, go with a Linksys wireless NIC for best performance. I tried them all by purchasing, testing and returning. I just don't understand how Netgear can pass their wireless...
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Overall 4
4.0

DO NOT BUY

Steven S., Newegg
14 November 2007
  • Summary: If Netgear are not going to do anything about their QC, they're going to be in big trouble in the long run. Their products known to have good value but they're lossing it in the recent years. I never had any problem with them before but lately, its very disappointing.
  • Pros: 8 ports switch combined with WAP and firewall.
  • Cons: Internet get cut off daily (At least 3 times a day). When it happened, you can't logon using the web interface sometime. But if you do hard reboot, made sure you've backup your setting since there'll be a very good chance it'll loss all the setting. Upgraded to the latest firmware and still the s...
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't get for Wireless

Christopher F., Newegg
14 June 2007
  • Pros: Great price, especially when you consider all the things that this router is supposed to do. Extremely easy to set up with no installation problems.
  • Cons: My small business used to have a Linksys WRT54GL, but the ports were going bad so we figured it was time to upgrade. I wish they would have consulted a little more before purchasing this router as there is basically no connectivity with the wireless computers, which comprise over 50% of the netwo...
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