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. I also bought several for our portable LANs at work, and those have functioned beautifully, too.
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! With any network hiccup, I'd have to reboot the LinkSys routers and sometimes re-install the configuration software. I tried another router with the same user-hostile experience. I bought this product -- the Netgear FR114P -- based on reviews.
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. Netgear and Novatech work fine together, with no DSL speed degredation. The browser interface is easy to use. The firewall features are easy enough for the inexpert user to understand.
Summary: Excellent product. Perfect for the home or small office. I've been using this router for over a year and it works perfectly. I've recommended this product to several clients and none have reported the hardware failures that others have posted about. The print server is a very nice bonus. I have six computers behind my router and the performace is outstanding.
Summary: Being the paranoid type when it comes to computing security, this box is a good step for novice and expert alike. It's an affordable gateway that provide 85% of any security you'd ever need for even the most paranoid, and on 1 Mbps DSL I have observed no negative performance drain running with 2 Windows XP Pro systems (450 Mhz and 2.53 GHz).
Summary: I looked at over 10 different cable/DSL routers and decided on the Netgear FR114P based on features, price, and reviews (and past bad experiences with LinkSys.) Being a Network Engineer, this puppy was a no brainer to setup. Now I have port forwarding setup and Dynamic DNS working like a charm! When the RPC worms hit and was shutting down Microsoft computers all over the planet - I never even noticed!
Summary: This was even easier to setup than I had anticpated. I have a Win 98SE desktop and an XP desktop, both went online with no problem. The print server worked just fine after installing the print server software on both machines. The router automatically received all info from my ISP (DHCP, DNS numbers, etc) and was up and running while I was making my network connections. Have not tried gaming or port forwarding yet, but I have had no problem with the rules setup.