NETGEAR ProSafe® 802.11 Wireless VPN Firewall 8 with 8-Port 10/100 Mbps Switch - FVG318 - FVG318NA

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3.6
Overall Satisfaction
4.4
Value
3.6
Ease of Use
4
Performance

This is the only thing that stops me from giving it a score of 5 all the way around. It seems that about once a week or so, any one of my computers/laptops/workstations stops being able to communicate with it. The problem is solved by just powering down the unit & then turning it back on. Because it does this with different machines inconsistently, I am led to believe that maybe it is a flaky BIOS, or something along that line. Nonetheless, if you need more than 4 ports (as I do), then this is a very solid value.

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I would have given this product a 5 across the board except for 2 things. I tried to download and update to the lastest firmware, V 2.1.2-40 but it rendered the device inoperable. I couldn't even get into the management interface through a cable connection. I have to say Netgear tech support was very good at working me through the issue. I actually bought 2 of these and had the exact same problem with both, so I feel it has to be the firmware. The firmware back out process is very flaky. One of the device allowed me to get to the reset mode after about 3 tries, the other one took about 20 tries - not kidding! Once I loaded a back level firmware, V 1.0.49, both devices are working fine. I see Netgear only offer the V 2.1.2-40 firmware now. I guess they like people to call their support line! LOL! The other issue is that my previous Netgear router, a home model, had slightly better range. In my situation it's not a problem, but it might be for some if you are at the limit of your current wireless router's range. I have yet to implement the VPN feature, but I have faith it will work and Netgear offer 90 day configuration assistance. Overall this is a good product.

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Needs to be rebooted periodically

by Jim W. on 8/6/2007

This is the only thing that stops me from giving it a score of 5 all the way around. It seems that about once a week or so, any one of my computers/laptops/workstations stops being able to communicate with it. The problem is solved by just powering down the unit & then turning it back on. Because it does this with different machines inconsistently, I am led to believe that maybe it is a flaky BIOS, or something along that line. Nonetheless, if you need more than 4 ports (as I do), then this is a very solid value. Read More

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Awesome product

on 9/25/2007

Great value for a router/firewall/wireless G box. Does a great job and is very configurable/reliable. Read More

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Product Overview

This comprehensive and affordable solution offers wired and wireless connectivity and businessclass protection for small office and remote/branch office users. It combines five functions in a single, compact package, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall, 802.11g wireless access point, IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliance, NAT router, and eight-port Fast Ethernet switch. Powerful and standards-based, it delivers both 10 and 100 Mbps connections for wired devices, plus 802.11b/g devices at speeds up to 108 Mbps. This complete solution offers high-performance features in a space-saving, easy-to-use design.

Specifications

Manufacturer Netgear
Mfg Part# FVG318NA
SKU 201939800
UPC 606449041668
UPC 14 00606449041668
Features
Protocols FTP / SMTP / TCP/IP / IPSec / SNMP v2 / PPPoE / DNS / NTP / DHCP / ICMP / RIP v1.0 / RIP v2.0 / DDNS
Processor Atheros 2316
Manufacturer Netgear Inc
Memory 4MB Flash Memory / 16MB SDRAM
Interfaces/Ports 8 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX Auto-sensing/Auto MDI/MDI-X LAN / 1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX WAN
Standard Warranty 3 Year(s)
Manufacturer Part Number FVG318NA
Dimensions 1.57" Height x 9.92" Width x 7.1" Depth
Product Name ProSafe 8 Wireless VPN/Firewall
Weight 2.7 lb
Data Transfer Rate 10Mbps Ethernet / 100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Data Throughput Up to 12.5 Mbps WAN-to-LAN / 1.2 Mbps 3DES
Product Type Wireless VPN/Firewall
VPN Support Dedicated VPN tunnelsKey life and IKE lifetime time settingsManual key and Internet Key Exchange Security Association (IKE SA) assignment with pre-shared key and RSA/DSA signaturesPerfect forward secrecy (Diffie-Hellman groups 1 and 2 and Oakley support)Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) support for dynamic IP address VPN connectionsAH/AH-ESP supportPKI features with X.509 v.3 certificate supportRemote access VPN (client-to-site)Site-to-site VPNVPN Wizard to simplify configuration of the VPNSmart Wizard to automatically detect ISP Address type (Static, Dynamic, PPPoE)
Tech Specs
Data Transfer Rate 10Mbps Ethernet / 100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Package Contents FVG318 ProSafe Wireless VPN Firewall1 x Detachable 5 dBi antennaEthernet CablePower adapterUser guideResource CDWaranty/support information card
Manufacturer Netgear Inc
Protocols FTP / SMTP / TCP/IP / IPSec / SNMP v2 / PPPoE / DNS / NTP / DHCP / ICMP / RIP v1.0 / RIP v2.0 / DDNS
Memory 4MB Flash Memory / 16MB SDRAM
Interfaces/Ports 8 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX Auto-sensing/Auto MDI/MDI-X LAN / 1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX WAN
Processor Atheros 2316
Temperature 0 °C (32 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F)
Standard Warranty 3 Year(s)
Additional Information Built in 802.11g wireless access pointProcessor: Atheros 2316 SOC 32bit MIPSIntrusion Detection System (IDS) including logging, reporting and e-mail alerts, address, service and protocolOperating modes (Main, Aggressive, Quick)Port TriggeringExposed Host (DMZ)Enable/Disable WAN Ping
Data Throughput Up to 12.5 Mbps WAN-to-LAN / 1.2 Mbps 3DES
Manufacturer Part Number FVG318NA
Input Voltage 100 V AC to 240 V AC Power Supply / 12 V DC Device
Management DHCP Server/ClientSNMPAdministration:SNMP (v2c) supportWeb graphic user interfaceSecure Sockets Layer (SSL)-enabled remote managementUser name and password protectedSecure remote management support authenticated through IP address or IP address range and passwordConfiguration changes/upgrades through web GUI
Input Current 1 A
Humidity 90% Maximum Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating
System Requirement Cable, DSL, Satellite or Wireless Broadband modem and Internet serviceEthernet connectivity from Broadband modemNetwork card for each connected PCNetwork Software (e.g. Windows)Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher or Netscape Navigator7.2 or higher
Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Compatibility Operating System:WindowsMacintoshUNIXLinuxAny TCP/IP based platform
Product Line ProSafe
Dimensions 1.57" Height x 9.92" Width x 7.1" Depth
Virtualization 8 Simultaneous IPSec VPN Connections / 253 Users on the LAN Maximum / 64 Users on WLAN Maximum
Stateful Packet Filtering NAT / NAT Traversal (NAT-T) / One-to-One NAT / Many-to-One NAT
Certifications & Standards IEEE 802.11gIEEE 802.11iIEEE 802.3IEEE 802.3u
Firewall Protections Stateful Packet Inspection / Denial of Service (DoS) / Intrusion Detection System / URL Filtering / Keyword Filterting / Replay Attack Prevention / Port & Site Blocking / Java and ActiveX Blocking / Port Forwarding / MAC Spoofing
Product Name ProSafe 8 Wireless VPN/Firewall
Weight 2.7 lb
Encryption DES (56-bit) / 3DES (168-bit) / AES (256-bit)
Authentication MD5 / SHA-1
Product Type Wireless VPN/Firewall
VPN Support Dedicated VPN tunnelsKey life and IKE lifetime time settingsManual key and Internet Key Exchange Security Association (IKE SA) assignment with pre-shared key and RSA/DSA signaturesPerfect forward secrecy (Diffie-Hellman groups 1 and 2 and Oakley support)Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) support for dynamic IP address VPN connectionsAH/AH-ESP supportPKI features with X.509 v.3 certificate supportRemote access VPN (client-to-site)Site-to-site VPNVPN Wizard to simplify configuration of the VPNSmart Wizard to automatically detect ISP Address type (Static, Dynamic, PPPoE)
Upgradeability Field upgradeable flash memoryUpgrades via Web Browser
Wireless Information IEEE 802.11i Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2 Enterprise)Single detachable 5 dBi antennaWiFi Multimedia (WMM)Transmission Speed:IEEE 802.11g: 54 MbpsSuper G technology: Up to 108 Mbps
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