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Dependable Firewall Router by Netgear
By Property Mgr
from Dallas, TX
About Me High bandwidth user
Comments about Netgear� Firewalls; ProSafe� VPN Firewall with 8-ports:
The Netgear ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit VPN Firewall is a dependable, easy to set up router that is compatible with our DSL Service and Microsoft 2008 R2 Server with Windows XP, Vista and 7 desktops. Just another step in protecting against unwanted intrusions
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By small business user
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Works better than advertised
from Little Compton, RI
The gateway router that I had been using only had four ports and was starting to fail on a fairly regular basis. I needed a similar unit that had more than four ports given the number of computers that I employ requiring both internet access as well as networking sharing of information between platforms. Setting up the Netgear ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit VPN Firewall was virtually trouble free. It was truly a case of removing the old unit, connecting the new unit, and then using it.It has run flawlessly since I installed it and I have no complaints.
VPN spotty at best
By That guy
from Chico, CA
Purchased to be used as a combination router/VPN gateway. It was difficult to set up the VPN, numerous options could not be made to function. (Example: VPN would only work in Agressive Mode, and would not function in the much-more-secure Main Mode.)Once set up, performance was very slow, with frequent pauses in network and UI functionality, often a minute or more. I could have forgiven all of these, but when using the VPN, it would start malforming packets when used as a router simultaneously, effectively ending the TCP sessions of all hosts on the LAN. I'm guessing that it is underpowered and the onboard CPU just couldn't keep up. This is unforgivable, performance that nobody should have to live with.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Tulsa, OK
This is a very good router. I don't use the VPN much but when I do, it works great. 99.999 in terms of uptime. Took me about 10 minutes to set up. Then when to Shields Up Web Site to help tweak the settings.
High Quality Business Class Router
By La Jolla Bob
from Los Angeles, CA
About Me Low bandwidth user
This is a business class router, not really suitable or required for home use. Set up is easy, management is relatively simple (but much more complicated than on a home router). Tweaking the settings does require technical expertise and opening ports for remote access is not well explained. Firewall is tight, but unlike our last router it does allow users to access the internet. Our last router, from Secure Networks, which was taken over by MacAfee, was so tight it froze us out of web access - hence the replacement.
Good, low-cost VPN router..
from Texarkana, TX
First of all, if you don't know what VPN is or what it's for, you don't need this router or any other VPN router.I use these routers to connect my client's stores to each other. The VPN in these routers allows me to create a secure, private connection between all of the computers, printers, phone systems, etc. in all of my client's stores. This gives them the ability to remotely connect from any PC to any other PC or Server and to print directly to any printer. They can also use their digital phone system to call between their stores using VOIP.I've had no reliability problems with Netgear's FVS318 and FVS114 VPN routers. Yes, initially, setting up the VPN connections was complicated and time consuming. But now that I've done it a few times, it's actually pretty easy. You just have to know the answers to the questions in the setup wizard. Now that I know what the settings need to be, I skip the wizard and enter the values manually.
A good quality business router
Replaced a failed Secure Snap Gear Router (now owned by MacAfee) that was awful. The Netgear router was quickly set up and is easy to manage. We noticed an immediate boost in throughput and greatly improved sound quality on our VOIP phones. This is a business class router and might be unsuitable for home use, but is a great low-priced solution for a small business with firewall capacity.
from Woodstock, GA
This is business router. Limited instructions available even from the manufacturer.
from ELK GROVE, CA.
i HAVE SETUP MANY ROUTERS AND THIS WAS VERY EASY, BOTH TO SETUP AND USE.
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