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7.8 out of 10

Netgear FVS318G

The NETGEAR ProSafe 8-port Gigabit VPN Firewall provides both se Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear FVS318G

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Overall 6
6.0

Good but could be better

fuzzydog2012, Ebay
29 December 2013
  • Summary: Nice firewall but thru-put is only 22 mbps the lowest of all netgear products. the interface is nice and well rounded but lan setup in bare bones no mac filter or dhcp reservation. good for business applications.
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Overall 10
10

Easy to setup

nbs, Staples
17 December 2013
  • Excerpt: 90 days of tech support even helped with setting up the VPN client.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up
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Overall 10
10

Dependable Firewall Router by Netgear

Property Mgr, Staples
19 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The Netgear ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit VPN Firewall is a dependable, easy to set up router that is compatible with our DSL Service and Microsoft 2008 R2 Server with Windows XP, Vista and 7 desktops.
  • Pros: Comprehensive, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible, Stable
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Overall 2
2.0

verdict after 1.5 years

Tsan-hui C., Newegg
31 March 2013
  • Pros: 8 Ports gigabit - per paper
  • Cons: my original router died after years of services, and I was in an urgent need to get my network working. I had to break down and went to Staples to get this FVS318G - for the 8 ports gigabit router. Although I read many negative reviews and I told myself - "those people must have bad luck" -- it was slow to start with - and I blamed my Modem being the culprit. Within a week after 318G's installation, I changed the Surfboard modem. Since then, my high speed internet has...
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Overall 2
2.0

Proor Showing Netgear.

small business user, Staples
28 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The web UI is nice and I suppose this would be fine for home use but it crashes/resets far too often to be used for any sort of business application. Not at all what I expected from net gear.
  • Pros: Easy To Manage
  • Cons: Unreliable
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Overall 10
10

Works better than advertised

Roger, Staples
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The gateway router that I had been using only had four ports and was starting to fail on a fairly regular basis. I needed a similar unit that had more than four ports given the number of computers that I employ requiring both internet access as well as networking sharing of information between platforms. Setting up the Netgear ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit VPN Firewall was virtually trouble free.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible
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Overall 10
10

Not bad Deal > But good Deal !

newplate02, Ebay
3 February 2013
Overall 2
2.0

Wow... it really is that bad.

Braden H., Newegg
11 January 2013
  • Pros: I literally can't come up with anything good about this unit.
  • Cons: This unit is the most unreliable-least intuitive piece of equipment I've ever used. The user interface is innacurate, it doesn't respond well to telnet, and it's up-time is less than it's downtime over the course of two weeks. I have yet to be able to keep a VPN tunnel open for more than 30 minutes before failure.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Netguy2, Walmart
27 December 2012
  • Summary: The Netgear FVS318G works with 10 bps half-duplex, 100 bps full-duplex, or 1000 bps full-duplex. It automatically detects the connection bandwidth and adjusts itself accordingly. It has 32gb of memory. It may, briefly, choose a lower bandwidth than your connection until it realizes that a higher bandwidth is available. It happened to me during setup, but everything is fine now. I don't have fiber/fios yet, but will soon.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as bad as others make it out to be

Anonymous, Newegg
16 December 2012
  • Pros: Have had unit installed at clients location for over a year with numerous services configured, time schedules, firewall rules, port-forwarding and a DMZ configured. I'll admit, it was not easy to get everything working at first and there are bugs (even with latest 3.08-12 firmware) but it works.
  • Cons: Lousy logging capability, documentation is poor and tech support is worse than dismal. If you know of a better firewall in this price range then buy that one. Figuring out how to make up a service can be daunting but once you figure out one, the rest are easier.
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