Excerpt: I purchased this unit as it indicated it had a firewall as part of the software and would allow me to use this in my home office business without my neighbors piggybacking on my internet hub. I was also very anxious about setting up the wireless hub as it appeared to be very difficult. I was mistaken on both items. I attempted to set up a firewall with a secure password for this unit but was unable to locate instructions on how to make it secure.
Pros: Compact, Easily Expanded, Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible
Excerpt: Had persisant IP/MAC address conflicts that this router immediately solved. Have multiple office devices and HTTP hosting nodes (servers) requiring advanced security which took a bit of learning to properly setup but worked perfectly.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible, Multiple Security Methods, Secure, Works Out Of The Box
Pros: As an IT business, we've been buying Netgear Prosafe routers / firewalls for years. This latest model is just as easy to set up as they've always been but you now also get 8 gigabit ports instead of 10/100Mbps ports and a few other nice features. Glad to see that they've changed the aerial / antenna connections - they are no longer detachable and so the connector fittings won't come loose like the screw-on type ALWAYS did on the old Prosafe models. They are still adju...
Cons: Used in my home office environment, I'm not convinced that the Wireless-N signal strength is any better (from upstairs to downstairs) than I got from the old Super-G Prosafe DGFV338 that I've just replaced. Keen to try one in a bigger office environment though. Also, the physical size is smaller because the WAN and LAN ports are now on the front - in a business environment, I prefer the LEDs on the front but the ports at the back (makes cabling neater).
Excerpt: This is a great router to have for extra capabilities. I bought it for the extra wired ports (previous one only had four) and the firewall capabilities. The GigE speed ports was bonus. So far, so good after a few months of full time use with five PCs, a network hard drive and a network printer.<br />If you want to move up into the next level of equipment for your home, this is a good second level from standard home user equipment.
Excerpt: I needed help as the home network was hacked. Salesman talked me into this equipment. I bit the hook and wasted my money. If you need one you can have it for half price. It is not a piece of equipment you need for home use.