Summary: I bought one of these from Frys in 2005, tried to use it, was never able to get it to run and can't get it to run to this day. Specs are feature packed and price was very competitive at the time.
Summary: best router i've used. i have 3 in service. they continue to work, outlasting any other router i've found. lifetime warranty, which i have used once, and it was easy. when they make this one in a gigabit model, i'll consider replacing it.
Summary: Important: This is a Switch Not a Router. You can place this behind a router and it will pass the DHCP protocol to your computer(s). Or you will have to set individual IP address to each computer.
Summary: Easy to configure. This switch and firewall is between our Satellite system which communicates with our corporate headquarters and the individual office. Easy to set up and it works great for our purposes.
Summary: Having bought a bunch of network gear from various manufacturers over the years, my report is that the units I have purchased from NetGear have worked well and provided excellent service. This is my second FVS318 - the first one instill in service on behalf of somebody else.
Summary: It has 8 ports, okay. But only 5 users can really access stuff across the VPN. In fact as it turns out it will so severely limit your access speed that it's not worth any savings you may obtain.