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7.5 out of 10

Netgear FVS336G

Netgear FVS336G The Net gear ProSafe Dual WAN VPN Firewall F Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear FVS336G

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Overall 6
6.0

Under-performer

Charles P., Newegg
30 January 2014
  • Summary: My Charter internet services through my FVS338 provides about 90mbs. The FVS336G can only manage 40mbs.
  • Pros: Boots quickly. Standard Netgear GUI. Metal case.
  • Cons: Doesn't meet specifications for download speed. When I found out how slow it is I didn't bother creating any VPN tunnels.
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Overall 10
10

Netgear FVS336G-200AUS

Danny, OzCableguy
23 July 2013
  • Summary: -very solid operation -Easy secure VPN setup -no usb port for 4g backup but dual wan works well
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for Netgear to Netgear VPN or just home usage with SSL vpn remote acs

jtkelling, Ebay
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good buy

David S., Newegg
5 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Best 2-WAN Router At Any Price

George E., Newegg
10 August 2012
  • Summary: I can't see any reason for the failover mode on any of these dual-WAN routers unless you have an old dialup line, and you get charged by the minute.
  • Pros: Actually performs according to specification. I have used RV042G too, and it misses on many claims. The FVS336G has no apparent software bugs. Can't say the same for RV042G.
  • Cons: Could use more explanation of performance under load balancing. Had to search manual for description of behavior when one WAN fails and how the failure is detected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Business Router

Typeguy, B&H Photo
19 April 2012
  • 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
  • Cons: Difficult To Set Up
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Overall 10
10

This was just too easy

Blue Apple Tech Support, B&H Photo
6 October 2011
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect router for us

John F., Newegg
9 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

VPN Router

ITSus, B&H Photo
2 June 2011
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

FINALLY! A router worth buying!!!

Kris D., Newegg
1 June 2011
  • Summary: Running with:
  • 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.
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