"Non-Functional"0.5 starson by paul777sjc
Pros: None at all
Cons: Poorly designed product
Summary: I blame no one but myself for not checking this board or other boards about the lousy quality of the Netgear routers and software overall before spending my weekend trying to make this product and other one work. This router has constant connection drops with the router freezing operations and getting the power led light after only 2 hours of running!
But, what can I say. I had a good reference before...I purchased a FWAG114 5 years ago in 2003 and this unit is still running like a champ with barely any hiccups. This unit has 802.11a and 802.11g wireless systems where I can stream video/audio over with multi user connections at my branch office with no problems. The Wi-Fi security methods work flawlessly on this unit. I have no problem connecting to this router with any other Wi-Fi card which indicates a prefect Interoperability. It also provides 2 stable secure tunnel VPN connections.
Now how is the product that was design 5 years ago outmuscle the current generation of Netgear products? I assumed that was because of the plastic boxes, and decided to try one of the new FVG318 SMB blue boxes, but even this one runs no better than the WNR. There are constant problems with the connection to the Internet and random crashes. I was going to write a review for FVG, but I said enough with it. I have spent enough time on Netgear garbage.