Summary: These devices are great for the money, IF you have the latest firmware. Update to v22.214.171.124 and the issues with connectivity will be resolved (assuming you configure the device and other network devices correctly).
Summary: This is a fine wireless router, well above average. It has a few shortcomings that I'll get to in a moment. The good stuff: It's got lots of features -- wired ports, WiFi, VPN. It's pretty easy to configure, especially if you're familiar with networking.
Firewall, 8-port switch and wireless for about $100
5 March 2011
Summary: We are very positive after installing eight of these models for small businesses (several on a T1s 3 to 20+ users and others with just 3 or 6 user connections on DSL). In every case the unit was easy to configure and has been performing well!
Summary: Bought this in the summer of 2008 for use in a home office network environment. Most of the poor reviews here relate to the setup and use of VPN; I just wanted a hardware firewall with an 8 port wireless router, and I didn't want to pay a lot. As an 8 port wireless router, this device rocks.
Summary: Device seems stable in router-only for a web server, email server, ssh, and a few other services. I don't plan on using the VPN features for my company provides me with cisco software. My experience with NetGear metal blue boxes: FVS318v1, FVS336v1, and [obsolete?] fr114 have been good.
Summary: I wanted a router with wireless capability but also more than the standard 4 wired connections. I compared the available products and settled on this. Only when it arrived did I realise it wasn't a combined modem/router as most of the other products in this category are.