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7.6 out of 10

Netgear FVS318G

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear FVS318G

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Overall 2
2.0

The Netgear FVS318G is just terrible. Avoid.

Robert Goldschmidt "traveler", Amazon
14 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer beware! Gets hot, stops working, flakey.

Steve in Seattle, Amazon
16 September 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

atnet7, Walmart
16 September 2014
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

atnet7, Walmart
16 September 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Warning: Only for slow internet connections!!!!

Ron Burgundy "Bairy123", Amazon
17 July 2014
  • Summary: Hardware held my speeds down to to about 10MBps. Total waste of time and money. So incredibly disappointed.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't waste your money

steve, Amazon
7 March 2014
  • Summary: Besides the fact that Netgear's support services is well below par, I wasted 2 months trying to get the VPN to function properly when I was finally informed it does not have the capability to support internet faster than 20mbps. I spent 2 months with a level 2 tech trying to figure out why our internet was dropping for 50mbps to 20 when it went through the firewall. I was told to upgrade the firmware and many other steps.
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Overall 2
2.0

Simply stopped working after 16 months

Elizabeth P "Elizabeth P", Amazon
25 July 2013
  • Summary: This devise gave up after 16 month in a home network environment. I had expected more. After troubleshooting with Time Warner (that I definitely expected to be at fault) I ended up bypassing the Netgear with a Belkin router and voila - back in business without any problems. This investment was in the drain and now shopping for a new 8 port devise. As I read more online there are many similar reviews on this devise. I wish I had done better homework before buying.
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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 2
2.0

Didn't work

Russel Brunton, Amazon
28 September 2012
  • Summary: Frequently Lost Connectivity within the first week, ugh how frustrating, why by a product that doesn't work! Not to bad set up and configuration. Worked great first evening, but by the second evening, the product dropped the WAN connection and I wasn't able to log in to it. I had to reboot the device multiple times, which worked after some tries, then eventually I coudn't get the WAN connection to either LINK or get an INET connection and I couldn't log into the device...
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Overall 2
2.0

What a piece of crap

Pete VG, Amazon
10 August 2012
  • Summary: I got this router on Tuesday. It's locked up hard at least 4 times a day since then. My son tells me he is getting corrupted downloads. All this is documented on Netgear's forums. Should have looked there before I orderd. There is supposedly a beta firmware patch that fixes this stuff since March (still in beta for some reason) but try to get them to give it to you! THe tech promised to send it to me when I talked to him yesterday.
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