Summary: The Netgear FVS318 router has been an inexpensive VPN firewall available for almost 10 years. Even today, it's a wonderful piece of hardware, but has been replaced by a newer, faster and more capable model. If you own it already and it works for you, and your internet connection is 6 Mbps or less, stick with it. If your connection is faster than 6 Mbps, or you're buying it new, skip this one and go to the FVS318G.
Pros: Cheap VPN
Cons: It's been replaced by a newer model that's the same price and faster with more features.
Summary: 8MBS WAN is all it supports per tech support. I have 20M and spent an hour trying to find out why I can go direct and get 19M but through the router is only 6MB download speed. Tech support clued me in that it will only support up to 8. Anything over gets bottlenecked. Would have been nice to see that on the box.
Pros: Was easy to set up
Cons: Throughput speed from the WAN good for 8MBS or less ONLY
Summary: Good: Low cost. Metal housing. Small brick. Power switch on back. Good indicators on front. Bad: Has severe compatibility issues with same units with different firmware and hardware revs. This has been a severe problem for us as we have deployed this unit in many remote locations over time resulting in a mix of product revisions in the field.
Summary: This might make a good door stop--I doubt it. Just try to do port Forwarding on this. At best the directions are arcane. I just spent all day and it still does not work. I had D-Link previously and had no problems with this. Just try to get any help from Netgear--right. I think that I will throw this in the trash and go buy a D-link.
Summary: Dieses Gerät ist für den Small Businessbetrieb völlig unbrauchbar. Tägliches Aus/Einschalten notwendig, da Router einfriert, Konfiguration höchst mühsam, da erst nach merhmaligen Reboot die Einstellungen wirksam wurden. Der Support konnte/wollte das Problem bezüglich des täglichen Absturzes des Gerätes nicht lösen.. Nach Upgrade der Firmware war die Internetverbindung mit dem Router nicht mehr herstellbar.