Good for Netgear to Netgear VPN or just home usage with SSL vpn remote acs
11 June 2013
Summary: Nice router with fast gigabit LAN connections. Good UI interface for admin pages. Great priced router for one that include PPTP, IPSEC, and SSL VPN. Unfortunately it doesn't work for me as it doesn't play nice with the Sonicwall at my office. If you are going Netgear to Netgear, don't hesitate to buy this. If you are connecting to other company's IPSEC VPN solutions, I would probably pass this router and try another brand.
Pros: Was very easy to set up. Interface was as intuitive as any of these devices are. Used this for a small office (25 users) and it definitely did what it was supposed to do. The improvement in throughput and latency over the previous SOHO unit was immediate and noticeable.
Cons: Made the mistake of ordering on Cyber Monday. Even though I payed the extra speedy processing and overnight delivery and it was supposed to arrive Tuesday, it did not arrive until Friday.
Excerpt: Allows for use with both cable and DSL services with rollover. If one fails the other picks up and continues providing internet service. I use 2 of them and connect them in Gateway to Gateway VPN configuration. Works great.
Pros: Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Excerpt: The router setup was a breeze. Just a couple clicks and we were done. We installed it for a customer who has had a dreafull time with her ADSL service provider and now for less cost she sha two circuits at double the speed.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Summary: Tech support was excellent and was worth the $130 fee. I was amazed by the improvement in speed. The configuration wasn't a really a problem but I couldn't get it to work and neither could the tech until he started playing with it and it just started working. I really should give it 5 stars, but it isn't perfect, just the best.
Pros: We replaced one of our FVX538 (yes it has a lifetime warranty!) and saw an improvement in performance so we ended up switching all three. Ping times improved from 90ms to 20ms across the same network with EVERYTHING staying exactly the same. Needed tech support to get the configuration right. If Netgear didn't have an internal problem with configuration, I'd give it 5 stars! I'd still recommend this router anything that in this price range.
Cons: I had to get support to help me set the router up and they had trouble getting it to work correctly. Finally by chance, the tech got it working. There was some kind of problem in the unit that prevented it from working. I actually felt sorry for him since neither of us configure it out. Power cycling it might have solved the problem if we had been able to do it.
Excerpt: FVS336 is now my VPN firewall. All office traffic in and out, including VOIP telephones passes through, apparently faster (based upon network testing with VOIP service provider) than my previous firewall router. VPN setup is always troublesome for those of us without dedicated IT staff. I worked with technical support staff (free for 90 days) to get it up and running. They were patient with me and focused until I got it all running.
Pros: Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Pros: It does it all; VPN, Routing, Firewall, Port Forwarding, and more. The throughput is phenomenal. The response time is faster than the speed of light. I am running a small-medium network with around 30 wired and wireless users. Let's just put it this way: my network has never been so reliable before. I haven't even set up the second WAN!
Cons: VPN setup is very confusing. I still don't have it working yet. I am routing VPN connections through to another server.