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Netgear-fvs318n.33475496
7.6 out of 10

Netgear FVS318N

Great Deal: $159.99

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Overall 10
10

Great entry level business VPN router

VPN that works, Staples
1 June 2014
  • Excerpt: The Netgear Prosafe is just what the small business (home office) needs to add wireless "N" and gigabit ethernet behind a commercial cable modem. We needed to be able to support remote access via ipsec VPN, and the SSL support is a plus. The VPN Wizard simplifies setup and the Greenbow based client is very straightforward.
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Overall 6
6.0

Vpn switch with few options

ml7636, Staples
24 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Purchased this to replace an older Netgear VPN router with 2 VPN tunnels in it. Even after upgrading the firmware I could not the VPN setup to allow all the needed connections. Replaced it with a Cisco 800 series router, although its a lot more money it works.
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Overall 10
10

Netgear Prosafe N300

Netgear Prosafe N300, Staples
20 May 2014
  • Excerpt: My whole office was in despair not knowing what was needed to get my office up and running. I had to get a tech person to figure out what was going on. Before he came I had called Cablevision to help with the situation. Stayed on the phone for almost 1 hour to find out that there was something not working right with the Netgear.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Wan to Lan interface speed

Joe H., Newegg
12 August 2013
  • Summary: I had the FVS318G-100NAS for about 5 years and did not have any issues. The FVS318N-100NAS is identical physically but has dual wireless antennas. Functionally this firewall has much greater throughput on the Wan to LAN interface. The FVS318G had only 20 Mbps. I have Comcast cable and discovered that connecting directly to the cable modem gave me about 100 Mbps speed.
  • Pros: Compact size, 8 GB ports, Solid metal construction, Feature set. Has been very stable in the 3 months that I have had this firewall.
  • Cons: As others have noted, it takes a quite a while to reboot this router after changing settings.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not what it is cracked up to be.

Frank, Staples
25 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The device cannot handle a small office browsing the Internet. 15 users can't browse without things slowing down. Do not use in a business environment.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Slow Connection Speed, Unreliable connection
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid avoid avoid

Kevin F., Newegg
23 June 2013
  • Summary: Don't buy this. Please. You'll hate it.
  • Pros: Seems like a great package for small business - gigabit ports all around, wireless N, ability to have separate vlans, guest wireless, SSL VPN, you name it.
  • Cons: Horrible router. Seriously, the worst I have ever used. Slow, constant DNS lookup errors, terrible compatibiliy with the VPN (SSL) software, interface is slow and clunky.
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Overall 2
2.0

Headache Maker

Jonathan K., Newegg
30 March 2013
  • Summary: If you buy this, budget a few hundred dollars for asprin.
  • Pros: On paper, this router is worth twice the price.
  • Cons: This thing was my worst nightmare for almost a year. Sometimes it wouldn't broadcast SSID. Sometimes it wouldn't broadcast wireless at all. Resetting would help for a day at first, then just a few hours. A few months in, the wired network stopped acting normal. DHCP would just not respond for 20 minutes unless I restarted. I couldn't do network backups because the network wouldn't stay up long enough to finish them. Firmware updates didn't help. I was resetting it 2 o...
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Overall 2
2.0

Toilet

Ryan D., Newegg
25 January 2013
  • Pros: at the time best gigabit / wireless router to buy
  • Cons: right away noticed that it would drop out the wireless
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

CalJim, Walmart
24 January 2013
  • Summary: The wired ports work fine. The wireless signal is fair and the speed is great but it disables itself at least once daily at random even though it is not set up to operate at specific hours. I didn't realize that to use the tunnel feature, I would have to pay a monthly fee. I would have bought a cheaper model had I known this and a different brand had I known it would turn itself off. It's a good 8 port wired router. That's the only good thing I can say about it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Home and Small Office Networking

Big Ed, Staples
22 December 2012
  • 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
  • Cons: Not Secure
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