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Netgear FVS318G
6.8 out of 10

Netgear FVS318G

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

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear FVS318G

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Overall 2
2.0

I updated to the latest firmware and changed parameters recommended by Netgear support but it still drops the internet ...

Michael L., Amazon
22 March 2016
  • Summary: This device periodically drops the Internet connection and must be powered off then back on and go through initialization to regain Internet access. I updated to the latest firmware and changed parameters recommended by Netgear support but it still drops the internet connection.
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Overall 2
2.0

Router that only works for 1 month.

pinaybryd, Amazon
1 March 2016
  • Summary: It keeps on getting disconnected every day. Especially at the start of the day, we lose internet connection and then even access to our network files. I got this in January and I can't return this for a refund.
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Overall 2
2.0

A total dud in a Gigabit small office network.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 February 2016
  • Summary: We bought one of these for use in our office network. It never performed well when connected to our cable modem. We have 130Mbps cable modem service. The port on the cable modem is 1Gbps. It performed decently when upstream was connected to a 1Gbps netgear GS108.
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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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Unstable and not worth the frustration

JETCON1, Amazon
22 July 2013
  • Summary: Continuously drops the WAN connection; over 6 hours today 7 WAN port drops requiring a reboot of the device. I was worried about using another NETGEAR appliance as past experience indicates that you get what you pay for. Spend more and get a better appliance, this is garbage.
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Overall 2
2.0

Completely Unreliable

Matt Vietor, Amazon
3 January 2013
  • Summary: Spent hours trying to get it to work reliably. Updated the firmware. Would work for a few hours or so, then the VPN tunnel would repeatedly fail. Then the Internet connection would stop working. Save yourself hours of frustration and buy something else.
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Overall 2
2.0

Completely unreliable

Aussie Dave, Amazon
14 September 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this router to give me a permanent VPN tunnel to my work location as well as to have gigabit speeds on the local network. After using two different FWG114P (v1 & v2) wireless routers and a FVS318 router with no problems at all, I thought this was a safe purchase.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Buy It!!!!!

Anglers' Bay, Amazon
5 April 2011
  • Summary: This machine is absolute garbage. You will be tied up with Netgear's Tech. Support for the next three months because your internet connection will just drop. They will have you upgrade firmware, etc. When the three mos. is up, they will drop you like a bad habit.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay away

Krod, Amazon
11 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this router because my Charter Technician recommended Netgear over Linksys. The internet speed was awesome but beware of all the warnings about dropping connect because they are true. My other staff had their LAN connections drop several times a day even after the firmware update.
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Overall 2
2.0

Died

Thomas Pinner, Amazon
27 February 2011
  • Summary: Died after a few hours of the install. Returned it. Have a Netgear switch that been working for a year and no problem. Bought another make and model router instead.
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