Summary: I used the FR114P for a couple of days before returning it. I had to reboot the router every day to re-gain connectivity to the internet. Additionally, if I disconnected my ethernet cable on any of my PCs, the print server app would continually try to connected/search for the printer server causing the pc to bog down and be really slow. Do not buy one of these - the D-Link DI-707P is far superior.
Fails after 1 year (if you're lucky); BAD customer service.
26 March 2004
Summary: My router failed after 1 year. It was then replaced by Netgear with another lemon (after hours of "home-tests" and dealing with several incompitent, rude, English-language impaired service reps). After the replacement failed within 1 month, I was no longer eligible to recieve anymore help from Netgear.
Summary: Please read the review from WhiteHerring before you purchase. I had the same exact thing happen to mine. It works wonderfully... for a while and then fails completely. Mine lasted about the same length of time, 9 months, with all the same symptoms.
Summary: Horrible product. I "upgraded" from my Netgear RP114 to this product so I could ditch my software firewall. Well, I wish I hadn't. I get constant lockups and dropped connections on both WAN and LAN. Noticeably slower web access compared to the RP114 it replaced (Although I'll chalk this up to a true SPI firewall). Finally, after years of good tech. support from Netgear, I had the added bonus of talking with a tech.
Summary: For about 9 months this has been a great firewall/print server/router switch. Very fast and easy to set up via a web browser. Newer firmware features really enhance this product. However, beware of hardware failure in time. It seems that Netware routers have a very cheap capacitor that fails frequently in time. (There is the telltale test lite that remains on after a reset, and the odor of a burned out electronic component) Why do I say this?
Summary: This is one of Netgear's newest and worst models. It's ability to configure rules leaves much to be desired. Although advertising states otherwise, their technical department, are at a loss for words (or answers). Which brings to fact a second point. This particular model is pretty much without knowledgable Netgear technical help. So if it's your ambition to find out "What came first, The chicken or the egg?" this router is up your ally.