Summary: This is FVS318v3 (with firmware 3.0_28), I used them for VPN to connect two LANs that one LAN with static public IP and the other LAN with dynamic public IP. It works fine but not as stable as FVS318v1 (with firmware 2.4) which can run for months without reset. However, v3 offers 100M WAN port while v1 offers 10M WAN port. But the v3 is ok, which has a setting that I can set it automatically re-boot daily at the time I specified.
Summary: Had a Leviton 10/100 4 port router in house but needed bigger unit. Went with Netgear because of reputation and reviews. Extremely happy with this unit. Easy to set up. Plug and play basically.
Small Biz/Home Gateway for those who demand excellence.
21 February 2011
Summary: I would highly recommend this gateway/router to anyone serious about their Home or Small Business network performing at its best. It's 8-port full gigabit integrated switch, enables you to connect up to 8 pc's (or 7 and a wireless AP or switch) to each other at gigabit speeds, and provides a low-latency path to the router. Netgear's firewall setup, while somewhat unintuitive, is quite thorough and effective.