Summary: By way of background before I start the review, know that I have owned Netgear gear for many years. Netgear hubs, Netgear switches, Netgear print servers, and Netgear router-firewalls. My first router-firewall was the FVS318v1, to be followed by the FV318v3, and most recently the FVS318G (October 2014). The FVS318v1 and v3 units gave me trouble-free and dependable service for a long time.
Summary: Rock solid router for business. Just wish it was a little faster. BEWARE - if you have C0mcast or similar service with download speeds of 30MB or more, this will not work for you. This is from Netgear's own product specifications: "LAN-to-WAN Throughput: 25 Mbps". If you are happy with the lower speed, it is one hell of a reliable router.
Summary: Just bought this to create a little LAN in a lab that needs basic DHCP, with access to the corporate LAN for web/email on the clients. The quick start leaflet in the box contained numerous errors including the IP address needed to access the router itself. Powering it up in isolation, it got quite hot, and would not allow a workstation fixed to 192.168.1.2 to talk to it at 192.168.1.1, until after 30 or so attempts. Then, the router would hang intermittently.
Excerpt: EXCELLENT Product, but I always rely on Netgear!I connect 4 computers & a Magic Jack to this router. All wired connections!Very small with great activity leds.When initially hooked up (took 5 minutes), I received over twice the up/down bpps. However, when I bypassed the router and went direct to my NEW Netgear cable modem (Comcast), I tested @ 56bpps down & 12bpps up!!! I need to call Netgear to try and tweak the modem & router.
Pros: Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible, Stable
Cons: Don't Get Full Bandwidth, Not Enough Coverage
Summary: One advantage of not being an early adopter is that one has solid firmware (3.1.1-14) and the unit now seems stable enough. On the other hand, people report its speed is limited (~20 Mbps), but that is not a limiting issue for me. Would be nice if it ran a little cooler. I'm just using it as a router to share one IP address across my home network (using NAT).