Be careful there is a newer model v3 with better cpu!
1 week ago
Summary: Be careful! Netgear is not telling people that there are 3 versions of the FVS318 (v1, v2 and v3)! Version 3 has a better CPU and uses a different firmware (v3.0). I feel cheated! Because Netgear sells all the older FVS318 as though they are all the same! Not the newest v3 model! What a low life company somebody should sue them. If the Netgear FVS318 has a new cpu then give it a new model number! But they don't, so most of us are buying earlier out-of-date models!
Summary: This thing will slow down your connection speed, browsing speed, everything. The processor is to slow. Not even worth the $89. Don't waste your money. I have purchased and used MANY routers/firewalls. This has to be the worst on thus far. I only have one IPSEC tunnel and this thing running like I have 10 running. The max download speed with this router is 8 megs. I have a 20 meg connection to the web and can read other reviews this thing will not get much over 8.
Summary: I have version 3 of this router, it is horrendously slow: downloading from the internet on my linksys router goes at about 1.2 Mb/s, with this one, it's more like 200 kb/s. Transferring files from computer to computer goes at 1 Mb/s - slower than downloading from the internet with my other router! seriously!?!?
Summary: I recently bought this firewall based on the info i got from Amazon's website. (FVS318v3) People if your current bandwidth exceeds 7Mbs please do not buy this product. This firewall's CPU cannot handle anything faster then 7Mbs!!!! This not stated in the product description and neither on the box so beware. Unfortunately i realized this after my return window expired so now i am stuck with it.
Summary: With Netgear Prosafe VPN Firewall 8 FVS318 I get about 6 Mb/s download, using my computers firewall I get about 17 Mb/s download. Using ShieldsUP! as a test both pass. The FVS318 is only 10/100 that may be the problem or it may just be slow. I'm not going to use the FVS318.
Summary: This router is nothing but slow. If you look at Netgears website and the technical specifications, which aren't listed on the box. This router supports a maximum LAN to WAN throughput of 12.5Mbps and 1.2Mbps with 3DES (VPN). I never got far enough to test the VPN, but I was only able to get about 8Mbps on the WAN. Removing this router and going straight to my cable modem I get 15Mpbs. This router has no place in today's high speed broadband connection world.