Summary: Netgear routers have been generally their weakest and less reliable product, unlike their switches and hubs. I used to use Netgear RT338 ISDN routers and they lasted less than 2 years before going bad.
the first unit died after a year of use, the second is working after 4 years
5 July 2008
Summary: the first unit purchased 2002 (replace old Linky), but it died about 1 year later (getting too hot), replaced by SMC, but realplayer never worked with it then I purchase the second unit in 2004, and worried about same problem, but it turns out it doesn't fail me very decent firewall and port fwd'ing...
Summary: Our FR114P was damaged by a lightening surge, and Netgear replaced it under warranty. I surge-protected the second one and we have used it for several years. This is a reliable unit and very easy to use. I have recommended it to friends, who were equally pleased.
There's got to be a more rigorous unit on the market...
S. Smith "Quality counts", Amazon
1 January 2007
Summary: My first unit was defective. The second unit works well. This firewall works like a charm & has enough configs to make it a great solution. It turns out to be highly suspect to a little bit of extra electricity. Make sure you have it on a top quality surge protector. PS: Kudos to Amazon.
Summary: Finally! Something high-tech that basically installs itself. No hassle. No user-hostile experience. Why did I buy this? I had two LinkSys routers at home over three years and finally got fed up!
Summary: This router has worked great for the past year. We have 3 Linux computers connected to DSL through it. One PC is at the far end of the house. We use two Novatech Powerline Ethernet Adapters to connect that PC to the Netgear router through our home powerline wiring.
Summary: This product works as it should. I run a linux server off of my cable modem. Over the last few years I've tried using multiple consumer priced wireless routers, but they all (3 of them!) had lock-up issues or slowness. Each time I ended up going back to my FR114P for routing.