Summary: I've had this router in my home for at least 6 years. It's been rock solid - I don't think I have ever had to reboot it other than a power outage or some other reason. It was great until I upgraded to a faster internet service and this thing was topping out at 5Mbps (Five)!
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.
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.
Summary: I thought I would save some money on this product by purchasing a refurbished unit. The device works fine but customers deciding to purchase a refurb should be aware that they have no serial number on them.
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.
BEWARE - Used to love it until I got a faster internet connection
28 May 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.
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.
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.
Moderate functinality but good value - Intellimatic Inc
24 May 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.
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.