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.
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 While the VPN capabilities are a little outdated.
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.
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.
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.
Great router but $$$ for VPN client may be required
Nigel Stratton, Amazon
14 July 2009
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...
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.
Summary: This is a pretty good unit. Our company uses these units to maintain a VPN connection between offices, and to our clients. They always seem to do a great job keeping a connection... It seems we need to reboot them about once a month to avoid problems.