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NETGEAR FVS336G-200NAS ProSafe Dual WAN Gigabit Firewall with SSL & IPsec VPN

  • 10000 Simultaneous Sessions
  • 60 Mbps Maximum Users > 100
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Wired Speed None
  • Wired
  • LAN ports: Four (4) 10/100/1000 ––Mbps auto-sensing, Auto Uplink RJ-45 ports
  • WAN ports: Two (2) 10/100/1000 ––Mbps auto-sensing, Auto Uplink RJ-45 ports to connect to any broadband modem, such as DSL or cable

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 7/29/2014 3:38:59 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsFaith in Netgear Takes Big Hit

Pros: Awesome feature-set, especially with the latest firmware (version 4.x.x)

Cons: What good is an awesome feature-set if they don't work right or cause major issues?

Latest firmware supports good QoS options, but simply enabling QoS (not actually using it, just having it enabled) destroys routing performance. I have 1.5 Mbps DSL and tried to set up QoS for VOIP, and doing so caused my DSL throughput to drop below 1 Mbps (disabling QoS immediately returns throughput back to 1.5 Mbps). Bear in mind that this is NOT because the extra bandwidth is being reserved for the QoS client! The firmware itself warns you that QoS and IPV6 features will reduce router performance by at least 25%, and they weren't kidding! Awful!

The WAN connection randomly drops. This unit replaces a Netgear FVS338 which NEVER dropped the same WAN connection in over 6 years!

2 of the 4 LAN ports drop so many packets that it appears the clients of those 2 ports are not even connected to the network at all. I've never seen SWITCH hardware be so flaky! Come on guys, this is old tech that you're messing up!

Other Thoughts: Good grief this unit is unreliable. I've used Netgear FVS338 and Netgear FVS318 routers and both were rock-solid reliable for over a decade. They were so reliable that I *was* a big proponent of Netgear equipment. This 336G is a piece of junk by comparison - so much so that it has shaken my faith in Netgear entirely. It really saddens me to say that, because the feature-set of the 336G is terrific and the dual-WAN feature especially is what I need, but this unit simply cannot be relied upon for even basic functionality.

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3 out of 5 eggsSustained Incompetence

Pros: Decent feature set
Build Quality

Cons: Netgear support takes forever to fix simple firmware bugs
PPTP server broken on final 3.xx firmware
WAN throughput limit ~40Mb on 3.xx firmware
WAN throughput limit ~30Mb on 4.xx firmware
External power brick

Other Thoughts: For a supposedly current generation ~$300 business product, the processor in this router is either inadequate or Netgear's ability to code efficient firmware is suspect. I purchased this product to do simple PPTP VPN's, which crash within seconds of sustained data transfer with no tunnel disconnection. After laughably slow progress with Netgear's supposedly business level support on a simple tunnel cfg that could be created in their labs in 15 minutes, they finally produced a beta firmware after months which fixed the PPTP tunnel but capped the WAN at ~30Mb. The latest 3.xx firmware bottlenecked at 42Mb on my > 50Mb connection, and now 6 months later a 4.xx firmware has finally been released which again has the 30Mb WAN performance bottleneck but the PPTP server no longer supports the same type of configuration (PPTP IP range cannot be within the same subnet as the LAN) despite it functioning fine in the previous release. It also errors out constantly attempting to add machines from its DHCP table into a reserved list.

My conclusion is becoming that this router's hardware platform needs to be replaced with a competent v3 one, and Netgear's inability to write efficient or competent release firmware is probably going to move me to another manufacturer's VPN products. A seriously sad showing by Netgear.

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3 out of 5 eggsUnder-performer

Pros: Boots quickly. Standard Netgear GUI. Metal case.

Cons: Doesn't meet specifications for download speed. When I found out how slow it is I didn't bother creating any VPN tunnels.

Other Thoughts: My Charter internet services through my FVS338 provides about 90mbs. The FVS336G can only manage 40mbs.

Putting gb WAN connections on this device is wishful thinking, like putting Z rated tires on a Smartcar.

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  • Lee H.
  • 1/8/2014 6:24:13 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent router especially for the price

Pros: Reliable
Does whet you tell it to
Good performance (firewall rules do not kill performance)
IPSEC VPN works well
Metal case
Gigabit switch built-in

Cons: Doesn't support 802.1Q VLANS though NG website says it does

Other Thoughts: This thing is really nice. I do some outbound filtering with the firewall and use an Ipsec VPN with the Netgear VPN client. Works great. The only issue so far is that the website says that it supports 802.1Q VLANS but it does not. This is needed to separate tour WIFI traffic from the rest of your network and even if your switches support it, since the switch on the FVS336G does not, it will simplay pass the traffic between your VLANS, thus defeating their purpose. I have a feature request in with Netgear for this. Otherwise, it's bulletproof. And get this: Saving and restoring your configuration actually works! I've never seen that feature actually work on even mildly complex configs on the cheap routers. Bottom line: If you're tired of all the typical $80 junk, get one of these and be happy.

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  • Jacob G.
  • 12/30/2013 6:52:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLooks like it's hit or miss

Pros: Sturdy box, works when it wants to,

Cons: I've purchased two of these. I installed one for a business 4 weeks ago and there are zero problems. Works without issue. I purchased another one of these to upgrade the other business I consult for. This firewall drops outbound packets like a hot potato. I can't even remote in due to connection drops every 10 seconds.

Other Thoughts: I will be avoiding this brand from now on.

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  • James M.
  • 10/24/2013 11:05:14 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't recomend enough for small biz

Pros: Price is great, Dual Wan is great, easy setup, easy maintenance

Cons: Haven't really found any - runs a bit hot

Other Thoughts: Not industrial strength and not for super douper security, but that's not what it's for

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  • Lee H.
  • 7/31/2013 9:35:49 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks very well

Pros: Sturdy steel case
Good firmware
Easy to use interface
Good performance

Cons: Wall wart (power supply) makes noise

Other Thoughts: Really excellent router for the advanced home user or small business. Or for someone like me who just got tired of all the issues with the cheap commodity routers. This thing works very well. A little over a year now and going strong. It is also nice to know that if I needed to be able to VPN into my network at some point, I could. My only beef is that the wall wart makes a squealing noise that changes with network activity. Weird. Overall, very good.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat features for the price

Pros: Has a lot of features packed in for a low price. To find something along the same lines will cost you at least double from other competitors.

Cons: Doesn't have brackets or holes to connect brackets that will allow you to rackmount it or hang it on a wall. Probably an oversight because this is meant for a small to mid business type setting but even we like to keep things nice and tidy instead of just stacking equipment on a shelf. Had to fabricate my own mount for it.

Other Thoughts: I've read quite a few bad reviews on this product and it's siblings in the series that I have a feeling may be a bit unjustified (including some suspicious, it's Tier not Tear makes me go hmmm). This is not a home appliance that you just plug in and go. It's going to take a bit of configuring to get working properly. If you are a novice or don't know what you're doing you might want to find something that's more of a "plug and play" type solution. I have one of these connected to a server and 2 24 port switches as well as connected to a second one for a "site to site" VPN connection and I haven't had any problems to speak of.

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  • David M.
  • 6/17/2013 4:16:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year


Pros: zerooooooo



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  • Dorothy U.
  • 6/8/2013 12:00:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCorporate use

Pros: Have 2 of these, use for VPN from home users as well as VPN between 2 offices plus load balancing. Load balancing not automatic, you have to assign protocols to ports but works well, VPN works pretty good but their
SW is not as clear as it could be. Shrew is parent co. and works same. Very stable, rarely needs attention.

Cons: VPN SW from Shrew/Netgear is almost an afterthought. Not for the faint of hear. Load balancing you must manually configure what goes where.

Other Thoughts: Generally an excellent product for way less than the big guys. Great for smaller companies or heavy home user.

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