Summary: First bought this in January 2014. Initially I was very unimpressed with how the device performed and I had a heck of a time getting it to connect to my ISP. It also seemed to reboot at strange times. I initially thought the Feb.
Pros: Performs very well - both the wife and I noticed an improvement to the overall connection speed to our ISP over our previous cheap, off-the-shelf wifi/router combo. We can now run simultaneous HD video streams while also browsing the web, playing games, and everything else, and this thing doesn't...
Cons: The web interface suffers from some bugs, the most annoying of which is some of the buttons tend to jump around when you hover over them. There are also miscellaneous misspellings, and some of the terminology used for a few of the settings is awkward. Much like other devices in its class, 90% of ...
Great soho router for those who need bandwidth and reliability
J. Hop "J. Hop", Amazon
12 January 2014
Summary: I received hardware version 1.x, which is a blue metal cabinet instead of the grey metal. First thing to do is upgrade the firmware. Easy enough to find and install. Unit has all the normal functionality of a soho router, with the addition of a VPN end point which is great for accessing your...
Summary: I bought this product so I could VPN in to my office from the road - no other reason, really. The initial product setup was very easy and I got connected to the net after replacing my other router within about 5 mins. Troubles came when I tried to VPN in via PPTP. I could not connect.
Summary: This router seems to be running just fine since I installed it about a month ago. I am definitely getting better thoughput than on my previous router (old DLINK DL-614+). My only problem was with the interface.
Summary: I bought this to replace a wired Netgear VPN router that was on the blink. This router is performing much better and giving me much better download speeds with the gigabit WAN port. My only finding so far is that the PPTP VPN server is often unreliable from offsite.
Great for a small business that needs a VPN - See Updates
30 August 2013
Summary: We were previously using two Netgear FVS318s to connect our satellite office to our main office. I recently discovered that the Netgear is limited to 10Mbps on the WAN port, and we have a 35/35 connection at the main office and a 50/25 at the satellite office, so an upgrade was in order.
Summary: I'd pay for a rackmount kit, but it's fine on the rack shelf I have it on now.
Pros: Small, to the point, Built in power supply (HUGE PLUS!) Fast, and runs cool.... Oh, and it's METAL! Setup is VERY straightforward, this is a great thing. I was up and running VERY fast and even for someone not familiar with setting up routers the descriptions off to the left can be a great asset.
Cons: Only con is that it uses port 25 to email logs. Well, nobody really allows that anymore. Being able to change the SMTP port would be sweet. I have tried every syntax after the SMTP server to try it too.