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.
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: The Linksys BEFSX41 is a faster and superior router to this Netgear box. I've found Linksys products in general to be more reliable than Netgear. BUT, I've be migrated to a new VPN client that utilizes IPsec L2TP. Although the Linksys does support IPsec pass thru, it does not allow L2TP.
Printer Server function never worked, then box died.
9 January 2004
Summary: Got a good deal on a very gently used unit, and the print server was a nice 'extra'. But I never succeeded in getting the server to recognize that a printer was connected! Decided it simply wasn't worth the hassle as the router/firewall/access point functionality worked OK (after a few upgrades to...
Firewall/Router work fine - Print Server a project
3 November 2003
Summary: The router & firewall functionality of the FR114P are fine. Print server took hours of effort with varying error messages but no printing. Netgear offered to send me a new box for $15. Charge even though I am well within the warrantee period.