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Netgear-fvs318.702591
6.6 out of 10

Netgear FVS318

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

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear FVS318

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Overall 6
6.0

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

Jeff, Amazon
27 April 2008
  • 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. Has been great for a small business, the firewall is solid as well. Now to the reason I am shopping for its replacement.
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Overall 6
6.0

A good, stable internal firewall

Yoshiro Aoki, Amazon
5 April 2008
  • 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. They also play well with other networking devices such as firewalls from other manufactures (as in setting up and maintaining secure internal VPN channels between them).
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Overall 6
6.0

Moderate functinality but good value - Intellimatic Inc

WJD "WJD", Amazon
17 December 2007
  • 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. This VPN connection is IPsec not PPTP as you are normally used to with Microsoft's VPN RAS connection.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not compatable with cisco VPN

Dennis J. Mckay, Amazon
15 September 2007
  • 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

Advanced VPN router, but difficult to setup

Overstock
26 November 2006
  • Summary: I've used a number of routers from the FVS series. All of them are easy to setup for basic firewall/router use, but are always very difficult to configure for client VPN connections. The documentation is not clear, but the product is solid. The routers typically do not include the Netgear VPN client software, which was an additional purchase for me. The Cisco VPN client may also be used with some configurations.
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Overall 6
6.0

Advanced VPN router, but difficult to setup

Overstock
26 November 2006
  • Summary: I've used a number of routers from the FVS series. All of them are easy to setup for basic firewall/router use, but are always very difficult to configure for client VPN connections. The documentation is not clear, but the product is solid. The routers typically do not include the Netgear VPN client software, which was an additional purchase for me. The Cisco VPN client may also be used with some configurations.
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost a good piece of kit

Paul James Miller "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. Where it falls down is the DMZ.
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost a good piece of kit

Paul James Miller "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. Where it falls down is the DMZ.
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost a good piece of kit

Paul James Miller "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. Where it falls down is the DMZ.
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost a good piece of kit

Paul James Miller "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. Where it falls down is the DMZ.
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