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NETGEAR FVG318 Prosafe 802.11wireless VPN Firewall 8 With 8-port 10/100 Mbps Switch

  • Up to 19 Mbps WAN-to-LAN, up to 1.2 Mbps for 3DES Maximum Users LAN: Up to 253 users WLAN: Up to 64 users
  • 10/100 Mbps Wired Speed IEEE 802.11g
  • Wireless
  • 1 x 10/100M WAN + 8 x 10/100M LAN RJ-45 Po
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Network: IP routing, TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, PPPoE
IP addressing: DHCP (client and server)
Routing: RIP v1, RIPv2 (Static Routing, Dynamic Routing)
VPN/Security: IPSec (ESP, AH), MD5, SHA-1, DES, 3DES, IKE, PKI, AES
Wireless Technology
IEEE 802.11g
Up to 19 Mbps WAN-to-LAN, up to 1.2 Mbps for 3DES
Maximum Users
LAN: Up to 253 users
WLAN: Up to 64 users
Detachable 5 dBi antenna
1 x 10/100M WAN + 8 x 10/100M LAN RJ-45 Port
Wired Speed
10/100 Mbps
Wireless Speed
up to 108 Mbps
SPI Firewall: Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) to prevent notorious denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, intrusion detection system (IDS) including logging, reporting and e-mail alerts, address, service and protocol, Web URL keyword filtering, prevent replay attack (reassembly attack), port/service blocking. Advanced features include block Java/URL/ActiveX based on extension, FTP/SMTP/RPC program filtering
Mode of operation: Many-to-one NAT (LAN to WAN), classical routing, unrestricted users per port
IP Address Assignment: Static IP address assignment, internal DHCP server on LAN, DHCP client on WAN, PPPoE client support
VPN Functionality: Eight (8) dedicated VPN tunnels, Manual key and Internet Key Exchange Security Association (IKE SA) assignment with pre-shared key and RSA/DSA signatures, key life and IKE lifetime time settings, perfect forward secrecy (Diffie-Hellman groups 1 and 2 and Oakley support), operating modes (Main, Aggressive, Quick), fully qualified domain name (FQDN) support for dynamic IP address VPN connections.
IPSec Support: IPSec-based 56-bit (DES), 168-bit (3DES), or 256-bit (AES) encryption algorithm, MD5 or SHA-1 hashing algorithm, AH/AH-ESP support, KI features with X.509 v.3 certificate support, remote access VPN (client-to-site), site-to-site VPN, IPSec NAT traversal (VPN pass-through)
Power Input
100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
9.9" x 7.1" x 1.6"
2.7 lbs.


Administration Interface: SNMP (v2c) support, Web graphic user interface, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)-enabled remote management, user name and password protected; secure remote management support authenticated through IP address or IP address range and password; configuration changes/upgrades through web GUI.
Configuration and upgrades: Upload and download configuration settings, field upgradeable flash memory
VPN Wizard to simplify configuration of the VPN, Smart Wizard to automatically detect ISP Address type (static, dynamic, PPPoE), Port Range Forwarding, Port Triggering, Exposed Host (DMZ), Enable/Disable WAN Ping, DNS Proxy, MAC Address cloning/spoofing, Network Time Protocol NTP support, Keyword Content Filtering, email Alerts, DHCP Server (Info and display table), PPPoE login client support, WAN DHCP Client, Diagnostic tools (ping, trace route, other), Port/service/MAC address blocking, Auto-Uplink on switch ports

System Requirements:
Cable, DSL, Satellite or Wireless Broadband modem and Internet service
Ethernet connectivity from Broadband modem
Network card for each connected PC
Network Software (e.g. Windows)
Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher or Netscape Navigator 7.2 or higher
Compatible with IE 7.0 and Windows Vista

For ProSafe Lifetime Warranty please see:
Power Adapter Warranty : 3 years
Package Contents
Resource Disk
Power Adapter
RJ45 Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime limited



Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 0 day
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime

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  • Scott M.
  • 2/25/2013 7:03:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFVG318 = WORST DEVICE EVER

Pros: none. this thing never worked properly.

Cons: never worked properly. netgear did what they could to support it over the phone and ultimately decided to replace it. tried to charge me for extended warranty on something which never worked properly. cuts in and out. I've been trying to use it for home office. when wifey hits it with her laptop it effs the whole config and I need to reset it. going to buy another model and smash this one.

Other Thoughts: STAY AWAY from this model and NetGear altogether. Their service is awful and their products are even worse.

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  • Garrett C.
  • 12/4/2012 6:33:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFails when I need it most

Pros: 8-port 10/100 switch, VPN, Wireless all in one small package.

Cons: UNSTABLE. Good-grief, this thing is unstable!!!! It seems like if it's not being slow to manage via web panel, it's totally locked up. Cannot wait to be rid of this thing!

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  • BRIAN T.
  • 6/4/2012 6:43:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Solid unit which general works very well. Easy to configure, plenty of flexibility

Cons: Unit Arrived DOA. We have order more than 50 of these in the past year, and this was the first DOA.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/29/2012 8:46:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsFVG318

Pros: Nice pretty box.

Cons: Worked for about two weeks intermittently. When it works, it works but doesn't last with heavy traffic.

Other Thoughts: I fought Videotron to have their broadband router replaced thinking that was the issue. Upgraded the firmware to version Finally discovered that even with the most basic settings the wireless portion wouldn't hold the connection. So I put my older WT102 and the RT314 back into service. As these are working fine, I don't even want to put the FVG318 back into service. Also found that the Netgear forum has a great deal of comments regarding this box. Wish Netgear would refund my money but doubt that will happen.

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  • Steven A.
  • 12/14/2011 7:42:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorks, but with outages

Pros: The 8 ports are a plus, and it did everything our company needed of it....

Cons: .... Except when the DHCP would stop working about every 2 days (trouble with renewing lease maybe?)

Other Thoughts: Never used the VPN features.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/17/2011 1:19:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever again

Pros: Lifetime warranty

Cons: Okay so I wrote a review the other day and Netgear sent me a brand new replacement. I installed it and it stayed up... sort of. It had some pretty high ping responses (about 10-35) and once in a while it dropped. Okay i can live with that, i need to get the client up. So i installed and and noticed it had a very weak signal. Even on my desk sitting next to my laptop, poor signal. I even changed the channels, poor signal. Its just NOT a great product. I love netgear switches but i will never buy anything wireless from them again.

Other Thoughts: Don't waste your money, get another product that works. Even the good ole linksys routers were better.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/15/2011 10:26:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWiFi Did Not Work

Pros: Price. Lifetime Warranty.

Cons: I decided to switch from Linksys products to Netgear because of the lifetime warranties. I've had good luck with their switches and higher-class routers. This was the first time installing it. The router worked however the wireless kept going up/down constantly, to the point where I couldn't even connect. After an hour phone call to their tech support line I was finally issued an RMA number. This was after I was told to try beta firmware and allow their tech to remote into my router, just to verify the same results I had.

I'm an IT consultant, i shouldnt have to wait an hour talking to a tech with less knowledge then me in order to get an RMA. Should be a 10 minute process at most, not an hour process.

Other Thoughts: I'll definitly try it again, but only one more time. If it fails again, i'll switch to another product. I've heard bad things about this particular product, maybe next time i'll keep my routers and access points seperate then using a combo unit.

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  • Jeremy E.
  • 2/5/2011 8:55:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer Beware - Constant Lockups

Pros: Feature loaded. 802.11g Wireless, VPN Firewall, DHCP server, and more!

Cons: The device only ran for about 45 minutes before locking up. If you power cycle it, it'll run for another 45 minutes before locking up again. I've went through 3 techs at NETGEAR 'round and round with this one. Even with a basic config it locks. The even more strange part is we replaced it with a cheaper name brand router and that has NO problems at all.

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  • Bryan R.
  • 1/17/2011 8:25:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDisconnects

Pros: Lots of ports, incl wireless.

Cons: Disconnects my computer multiple times per day making me reset the connection. Wireless has issues as well.

Other Thoughts: It disconnects less if you leave your routers ip as default. but if you change your routers ip get ready for a lot of internet connection issues. buy something else if you can, anything else

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  • Daniel H.
  • 12/24/2010 10:12:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsJust Okay, Not a Rockstar

Pros: VPN

Cons: Basic features are not as robust as $50 Wireless Routers. For instance DHCP reservations... no Host Name? I don't know about you but I dont memorize Mac addresses.
Also, your main sale point for the device is VPN. Without that you may as well get something cheaper. You charge more for the device for VPN, the client should be included on the CD. Selling it seperately is Bull.

Other Thoughts: Seems a little slugish, but stable so far after 3 days. Needs more spit and polish. The interfaces are not intuitive, so you need a good understanding networking.
The Forticlient VPN works fine with this device.

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