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Netgear-fvg318.456023
5.2 out of 10

Netgear FVG318

Five-in-One Wireless and Wired VPN Solution This comprehensive a Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear FVG318

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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. FVG318 has constant bugs, "cable disconnected" repeatedly on all computers, no Windows 7 on the one I bought, can not get to many popular sites, silly. Crap...but a great dumb switch.
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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. I eventually had to replace these devices as they where not meeting my needs. I had contacted netgear support there response was to reapply the same firmware and test again.
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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. Amazon shares part of the blame for the problem since I ordered my device WELL after the V2 released but Amazon sent me one of the "old stock" V1 devices. After performing all possible V1 updates, tuning, tweaks, etc. I was ready to return the device.
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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. mac address access list additions) without rebooting. Sometimes the wireless network drops out entirely. Not too often, but often enough for me to look for another more stable solution.
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