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Netgear SRX5308
7.6 out of 10

Netgear SRX5308

Great Deal: $392.95

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Overall 10

NetGear SRX5308

Rajesh C., Newegg
25 February 2015
  • Summary: For this price I'm going to order a cold spare to have around for just in case, it's cheap enough even though they have good warranty we cannot afford the down time. Make sure you read the instruction manual pdf carefully.
  • Pros: Very Easy to setup. Good Value. U need ur ISP make sure set modem for Internet to bridge and pass-through mode and add static IP from ISP. This will make life much easier. Do not use Dead peer unless you really need it, cuts down speeds by constant ping checks. Enable Auto Initiate on remote site...
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4


Nicholas C., Newegg
14 November 2014
  • Summary: If you want to run a VPN server that allows actual clientless connections for PPTP and L2TP/IPSec w/ PSK, and the security and functionality of SSL VPN, I would suggest just setting up a Linux server w/ OpenVPN or even a Windows Server w/ OpenVPN.
  • Pros: Cheap, not very loud. Seems like plenty of routing and VPN options if you're running a supported OS (Windows). Supports RADIUS authentication.
  • Cons: We wanted a VPN solution that offered PPTP, L2TP, and SSL, but without any of the restrictions that are found with other devices, such as high price, limited speeds, or proprietary clients. This looked like it would work perfectly. Boy, was I wrong. Yeah, it supports L2TP, but not "L2TP/IPSec w/ ...
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Overall 2

No PPTP Functionality for OSX

Chris V., Newegg
3 July 2014
  • Summary: This is actually the second Netgear unit that we tried to setup up PPTP on. The first one an FVS318N was listed as supporting PPTP, but we were told by Netgear that due to a firmware upgrade, that feature had been removed.
  • Pros: It routes internet connection to our systems, but that's about it
  • Cons: We bought this router specifically because it is listed as supporting PPTP VPN, however it does not seem to for OSX. Additionally, absolutely terrible customer support in escalating to an engineer who actually knows more than my IT guy working on this issue. WIll be returning this unit as soon as...
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Overall 6

Feature packed, low cost. Tops at 70Mbit

Greggory M., Newegg
2 May 2014
  • Summary: If you have 70Mbit or less WAN links this should be fine for most offices.
  • Pros: Low cost, lots of features.
  • Cons: I knew that 924Mbit was a long shot, but I was hoping it would do at least half of that, in the end the most I could get out of it was about 70 - 80Mbit of routing throughput which was rather disappointing.
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Overall 10

Very versatile

Derek S., Newegg
26 April 2014
  • Summary: Update the firmware right off to reduce your future troubleshooting.
  • Pros: At my office we use multiple ISPs to service different segments of our local market with decent speeds. This is one of the rare routers where we were able to set large blocks of IP addresses up per ISP on each WAN port (primary WAN IP and then add all your other IP's in your block as secondary). ...
  • Cons: My first unit ordered arrived with defective flash memory. It wouldn't boot properly and the firmware could not be updated due to I/O errors when saving it to the device. Did not give me a good first impression.
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Overall 10

Very nice VPN router

Lee H., Newegg
24 January 2014
  • Summary: Had to use Chrome to get the firmware updated because early firmware has SSL issues with IE11 and latest Firefox so couldn't get to user interface except with Chrome. With newer firmware and remote HHTPS management turned off, can now use Firefox as well.
  • Pros: High throughput Sturdy steel case Redundant WAN ports Gigabit all around Good VPN support Internal power supply Serial port Intuitive interface
  • Cons: Early firmware buggy (newest firmware works much better) SSL issues with IE11
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Overall 10

Excellent SMB Firewall, but not for everyone

Karen S., Newegg
27 March 2013
  • Summary: Do I need to say update the firmware right out of the box? Apparently I do, as many reviewers gave bad marks for old, outdated 2.x.x & 3.x.x firmware. Since the 4.x.x platform has been released most of the previous complaints and issues have been addressed and fixed.
  • Pros: The feature set and price/performance point of this firewall is astounding. Extremely well built with metal case and included rack ears. Fan is not excessively loud, nor does unit run hot at all. Multiple options for VPN clients (i.e., IPsec, PPTP, L2TP, SSL, etc.). Four GigE WAN ports, allow str...
  • Cons: SSL-VPN looks better on paper than it ends up being in real life. Nowadays with Shrew Soft, IPsec is just as fast and easy. Not a 'con' per se, but I'm not sure I like the DMZ being relegated to one specific port (port #4). Also, by default the DMZ has no outbound rule meaning all outbound traffi...
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Overall 8

Works great as a backup Firewall for or great for Home

rangerhouse, Ebay
25 March 2013
  • Summary: Works great for VPN, Had missed results using multi Wan ports. Reliable, great backup firewall for my work, great primary firewall router for home. I have at least 5 vpn tunnels on my current router
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Overall 2

Great when works, and that's a big WHEN

Anonymous, Newegg
18 July 2012
  • Summary: Cant recommend this to any business unless a tech lives within 5 minutes in order to periodically visit the router in order to reboot it when it locks up and it does it at least weekly.
  • Pros: Nice when it works, good and easy GUI, throughput is great, easy to setup
  • Cons: The major problem with this thing is that ... well, let's begin: 1. When you assign multiple IP addresses to a WAN port and reboot - all secondary IP are lost and must be re-entered. Some one mentioned in their review that you must use IP on different subsets - that's not true. If you get a block...
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Overall 2

Does not even measure up to their previous dual WANs

William H., Newegg
31 May 2012
  • Summary: Purchasing this router was an EXPENSIVE MISTAKE!
  • Pros: If it would actually function, it looks like it has a lot more horsepower than previous Netgear dual WAN routers
  • Cons: Do yourself a favor and do NOT get this expensive paper weight! I have several Netgear dual WAN routers deployed that work, but are overloaded, so I thought this would be the answer. I have been working with Netgear support for 5 weeks and they cannot even achieve the same 1:1 NAT functionality o...
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