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Netgear FVS318
6.6 out of 10

Netgear FVS318

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Ron Hyland, Amazon
5 March 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Used in a corporate network environment

ArmySteve, Amazon
1 October 2013
  • Summary: Easy to configure. This switch and firewall is between our Satellite system which communicates with our corporate headquarters and the individual office. Easy to set up and it works great for our purposes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Much better than Linksys

Scavok, Amazon
18 November 2009
  • Summary: I've owned two Linksys BEFSR41--both units failed and as a consequence I refuse to purchase another Linksys product. Ever. I decided to buy the Netgear ProSafe and I'm glad I did. It has a sturdy metal case. (By comparison the Linksys has a really cheap plastic case.) Setup was a breeze.
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Overall 8
8.0

Netgear FVS318

Todd Allen Niederholtmeyer "Linux Server User", Amazon
1 November 2009
  • Summary: Works great. Has many features and low cost. Only limitation is that the WAN to Lan speed can only go up to 6MPS, my FIOS connection is 20MPS, so big downloads and when things get busy cannot acheive enough speed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Netgear VPN

Brian R. Wildey, Amazon
31 March 2009
  • Summary: Product was recommended by my IT consultant. Unit set is easy and it works as advertised - with no problems
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Overall 8
8.0

Typical Netgear driver frustrations

J. Boyd, Amazon
14 July 2007
  • Summary: Replaced a four-year-old FS314. Wouldn't work with standard drivers on the accompanying disk. Had to download updated driver, go through the setup process 2nd time. Still can't get the web administration feature to work when administrator IP addresses are filtered to a range or single IP.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very reliable, solid router/firewall

Auri Rahimzadeh "Author, Hacking the PSP, www.hackingpsp.com", Amazon
6 February 2006
  • Summary: Review by Auri Rahimzadeh, Author, Hacking the PSP, [...] I've been using an FVS318v1 for three years now. The system just keeps working. I bought a second as a spare, just in case, and have never needed it. While the VPN capabilities are a little outdated.
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Overall 8
8.0

alot for the money

Brad "Brad", Amazon
21 June 2005
  • Summary: This review concerns the "v3" hardware and firmware v3.0_20 - I did not purchase from Amazon. For the most part, everything works pretty well. I have discovered a bug where the log is not cleared after a scheduled-email out, which leads to strange behavior for the log-emailing function.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great router but $$$ for VPN client may be required

Nigel Stratton, Amazon
21 October 2003
  • Summary: Beware that the native 9x/Me/NT VPN client will not work at all as they don't support IPSpec. The 2K/XP VPN client will ONLY work from a static IP address to a static IP. If you are connecting from a dynamic IP such as a dial up you will need to purchase additional software such as Netscreen-Remote...
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Overall 8
8.0

FVS 318 works nicely with Firmware 1.3

Gene T Bohn, Amazon
30 May 2003
  • Summary: I have installed 2 of these units in two very similar applications. The first one was a disaster. Firmware v. 1.0 was unstable and kept disconnecting us. Although firmware 1.2 was available it could not be loaded on the originally shipped unit or on its first replacement.
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