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Netgear FVS318
6.4 out of 10

Netgear FVS318

The FVS318 Cable/DSL ProSafe VPN Firewall from NETGEAR® Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear FVS318

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Overall 6
6.0

Good product - but this is the older model!

H. Isenberg, Amazon
31 March 2011
  • Summary: When I bought this product three months ago, I did not realize it was limited in it's throughput. I have a cable modem that runs at 25Mbps, but this unit is limited to 5Mbps. This information was not clear in the product write up.
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Overall 6
6.0

Slow throughput (6 Mbps) to the internet

Ben, Amazon
17 December 2009
  • Summary: We've had this router for a few years now and it's worked like a champ! But we now have 30 Mbps internet service from our cable provider and this Netgear router cannot process the data any faster than 6 Mbps. (probably this is all the firewall can handle.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not compatable with cisco VPN

Dennis J. Mckay, Amazon
20 November 2009
  • Summary: Unfortunately I had to return because I use the Cisco VPN at work and needed this to be compatible. It was very easy to set up but I had to uninstall the VPN client when I need to run my Cisco VPN client and then reeninstall the Netgear VPN client when I want to run it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Moderate functinality but good value - Intellimatic Inc

WJD, Amazon
26 October 2009
  • Summary: A little background, my experience level it over 20 year in software development, LAN's and WAN's. I do software development for a living. With that said, I purchased this router as a secondary appliance for a central VPN location.
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Overall 6
6.0

BEWARE - Used to love it until I got a faster internet connection

Jeff, Amazon
14 July 2009
  • Summary: I have had this for years (the v3), it has run solid as a rock. Setting up static IP routes for Network storage and network printers is a breeze, I used reserved IPs for almost everything on my network and this handles everything you can throw at it.
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Overall 6
6.0

A good, stable internal firewall

Yoshiro Aoki, Amazon
31 May 2009
  • Summary: (NOTE: please see new info at the end of this review) I have been running several (5) FVS318 devices, all versions, on my internal network for many years now. I have found them to be stable and reliable and easy to configure.
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Overall 6
6.0

Careful on v3

B. Wong, Amazon
27 March 2009
  • Summary: There are multiple versions FVS318v1, v2, v3. And then there are multiple v3 versions that are invisible to the eye. Even with the latest firmwares as of March 2009, it really makes no difference. One version of v3 can live up to the 100mbps WAN line, the other is stuck at 10mbps.
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Overall 6
6.0

Everythings not included, expect to pay more

Matt W. Bucknam, Amazon
23 September 2004
  • Summary: Box is misleading, although you can support 8 VPN clients the client software is extra. Expect to pay another $45 for one license and $130 for five. Input a complex password; ended up getting locked out several times, have to reset w/ a button on the switch and reconfigure.
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost a good piece of kit

Paul James Miller, Amazon
10 October 2010
  • Summary: For the average wired office or home network this is a good piece of kit. It works well with almost all of the devices on my network. My ISP does DHCP if the device connected to the cable modem has the right MAC address. Fortunately you can set the MAC address of the FSV318.
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost a good piece of kit

Paul James Miller, Amazon
7 January 2010
  • Summary: For the average wired office or home network this is a good piece of kit. It works well with almost all of the devices on my network. My ISP does DHCP if the device connected to the cable modem has the right MAC address. Fortunately you can set the MAC address of the FSV318.
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