Netgear - FWAG114 Wireless VPN Firewall Router - FWAG114NA

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Nice features, terrible DHCP support for cable mod

by on 2/17/2006

The dual mode wireless functions of this router functioned flawlessly out of the box with the latest firmware already installed and WPA support. Performance was much better compared to other home routers and the case is of a sturdy metal design and feels well built. The only downside to this router is the terrible support of DHCP on the WAN port for connecting to your cable modem. The router will constantly lose its DHCP lease and in the log state it is "unable to contact dns server, force renew!". This turns out to be a known problem by netgear with no fix and the unit is now end of service with no future firmware to be released.

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Product Overview

For an invaluable asset to your wireless network architecture, look to NETGEAR's ProSafe Dual Band Wireless VPN Firewall. Equipped with an IEEE standard 802.11a and an 802.11g access point, it gives your wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g functionality. This high-test firewall uses business-class 11a, is backward compatible with 11b, and delivers future-forward, 54 Mbps 11g compliance while it capitalizes on your current 11b investment. It features four auto-sensing, Auto Uplink 10/100 Mbps switched LAN ports, as well as Network Address Translation (NAT) routing for IP address conservation and network shielding. True Firewall provides total business-class security with Denial of Service (DoS) protection and Intrusion Detection using Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), URL access and content filtering, logging, reporting, and real-time alerts. IPSec-based VPN end-point support reduces remote access costs by providing two (2) 3DES-encrypted tunnels for secure WAN connections. Web browser-based settings and on-screen help make setup a breeze, and Smart Wizard and Install Assistant get your network up and running in minutes.


Manufacturer Netgear
Mfg Part# FWAG114NA
SKU 10345203
UPC 606449026955
UPC 14 00606449026955
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports 1
Product Type Wireless Security Router
Manufacturer Part Number FWAG114NA
Manufacturer Netgear, Inc
Product Model FWAG114
Product Name FWAG114 Wireless VPN Firewall Router
Brand Name Netgear
Package Contents FWAG114 ProSafe Dual Band Wireless FirewallPower adapter3m (10-ft.) Ethernet cableInstallation guideResource CD with FREE anti-virus PC softwareWarranty cardSupport information card
Weight (Approximate) 1.61 lb
Height 1.2"
Width 7.5"
Depth 5.1"
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Wireless Transmission Speed 108 Mbit/s
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g
ISM Band Yes
Indoor Antenna Range 300 ft
Outdoor Antenna Range 1500 ft
Total Number of Antennas 2
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports 4 x RJ-45 Auto MDI/MDI-X LAN / 1 x RJ-45 WAN
Humidity 90% Maximum Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating
Temperature 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating
Product Type Wireless Security Router
Manufacturer Part Number FWAG114NA
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Netgear, Inc
Product Name FWAG114 Wireless VPN Firewall Router
Brand Name Netgear
Data Transfer Rate 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet / 10 Mbps Ethernet
Connectivity Media Category 5 UTP
Memory 4 MB Flash Memory Installed / 8 MB DRAM Installed
Additional Information High bandwidth WLAN access and single IP address-sharing with up to 253 users, with up to 96 users on the WLAN Kensington Lock slot included for theft protection Throughput: 20+ Mbps WAN-to-LAN throughput
Package Contents FWAG114 ProSafe Dual Band Wireless Firewall Power adapter 3m (10-ft.) Ethernet cable Installation guide Resource CD with FREE anti-virus PC software Warranty card Support information card
Certifications & Standards RFC 2637 RFC 2401 RFC 2402 RFC 2403 RFC 2404 RFC 2405 RFC 2406 RFC 2407 RFC 2408 RFC 2412 RFC 2131 RFC 2131 RFC 2453 RFC 1631 RFC 1974 RFC 1332 RFC 2511 RFC 2511 IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g
System Requirements Cable, DSL, satellite or wireless broadband modem and Internet service Ethernet connectivity from broadband modem Network card for each connected PC 802.11a, b, or g wireless network card on each portable PC Network software (i.e. Windows) Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher OR Netscape Navigator 4.7 or higher
Dimensions 1.20" Height x 7.50" Width x 5.10" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 1.61 lb
Input Voltage 12 V DC
Input Current 1.20 A @
Processor 1 x Broadcom BCM 4702 150 MHz
Protocols TCP/IP / ICMP / PPPoE / DHCP / RIP-1 / RIP-2
Management Administration interface: Web graphic user interface, user name and password protected; Smart Wizard and Auto Detect for basic parameter settings; remote management support authenticated through IP address or IP address range, and password; secure sockets layer (SSL) support for remote management; config changes/upgrades through web GUI Configuration and upgrades: Upload and download configuration settings, firmware upgradable flash memory, and DRAM Logging: WELF-based logging format, SYSLOG, e-mail alerts
Security Features Firewall: Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) to prevent notorious Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) including logging, report ing, and e-mail alerts (address, service and protocol), Web URL content filtering, prevent replay attack (reassembly attack). Advanced features include block Java/URL/ActiveX based on extension, FTP/SMTP/RPC program filtering VPN Functionality: Two (2) dedicated VPN tunnels, Manual key and IKE Security Association (SA) assignment with pre-shared key and RSA/DSA signatures, PKI features with X.509 v.3 certificate support, key life and IKE lifetime time settings, perfect forward secrecy (Diffie-Hellman groups 1 and 2 and Oakley support), operating modes (Main, Aggressive, Quick) IPSec support: IPSec-based 56-bit (DES) or 168-bit (3DES) encryption algorithm, MD5 or SHA-1 hashing algorithm, AH/AH-ESP support, remote access VPN (client-to-site), site-to-site VPN, IPSec NAT traversal (VPN pass-through), tunnel or transport operating mode
Standard Warranty 3 Year
Antenna 2 x Built-in
Frequency Band/Bandwidth 5 GHz IEEE 802.11a / 2400 MHz IEEE 802.11b/g
Transmission Speed 108 Mbps
Antenna Range 100 ft@ 11Mbps Indoor IEEE 802.11b/g / 500 ft@ 11Mbps Outdoor IEEE 802.11b/g / 165 ft@ 5.5Mbps Indoor IEEE 802.11b/g / 885 ft@ 5.5Mbps Outdoor IEEE 802.11b/g / 230 ft@ 2Mbps Indoor IEEE 802.11b/g / 1300 ft@ 2Mbps Outdoor IEEE 802.11b/g / 300 ft@ 1Mbps Indoor IEEE 802.11b/g / 1500 ft@ 1Mbps Outdoor IEEE 802.11b/g / 60 ft@ 54Mbps Indoor IEEE 802.11a / 100 ft@ 54Mbps Outdoor IEEE 802.11a / 300 ft@ 6Mbps Indoor IEEE 802.11a / 1200 ft@ 6Mbps Outdoor IEEE 802.11a
Transmission Speed Details 108 Mbps 2x Mode @ IEEE 802.11a / 54 Mbps IEEE 802.11a / 6 Mbps IEEE 802.11a / 11 Mbps IEEE 802.11b/g / 5.50 Mbps IEEE 802.11b/g / 2 Mbps IEEE 802.11b/g / 1 Mbps IEEE 802.11b/g
Wireless Security IEEE 802.11b/g Access Point, up to 128-bit WEP (152-bit for 802.11g) encryption IEEE 802.11a Access Point, up to 152-bit WEP encryption
Wireless Technology IEEE 802.11a/b/g
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