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The Netgear FVS318 is an 8 port 10/100 network switch designed for businesses.

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Extensive security options that are easy to configure.

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Reliable--connections are stable and consistent.

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Models manufactured after 2007 now have a lifetime warranty.

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The web-based GUI is intuitive and easy to use.

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Included AC adapter is of poor quality, will likely conk out after a few months of use.

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Slower than advertised--12.5 Mbps LAN-to-WAN throughput is more likely to perform at 5 Mbps.

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Included documentation is sparse and unhelpful.

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The Netgear FVS318 is an 8 port 10/100 network switch designed for businesses. The FVS318 includes various network security features, including a built-in firewall (SPI), denial-of-service protection, intrusion detection, content filtering and real time alerts. This switch is further secured with high level AES (256-bit) encryption. There is also an integrated Kensington Lock on the unit for physical security. The Netgear FVS318 also features 8 simultaneous IPsec VPN tunnels, meaning 8 offsite users can access the network at the same time. “Smart Wizard” web-based software is included for straightforward setup without the need for expert networking knowledge. This device is Energy Star certified and part of Netgear’s “Green” initiative. Business users looking for a relatively inexpensive and user-friendly network switch should find the Netgear FVS318 as an acceptable choice.

  • Network protocols: IP routing, TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, PPPoE WMM, WPS, and WDS
  • Security: IPSec (ESP), MD5, SHA-1, DES, 3DES, IKE, AES, PCI, x.509 certificates
  • LAN ports: 8 x 10/100 Mbps RJ-45
  • 8 IPSec VPN tunnels simultaneously
  • Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall
  • VPN pass-through and routing
  • “Smart Wizard” installation CD for easy setup
  • Energy Star-compliant
  • Dimensions & weight: 9.95 x 7.1 x 1.4 in, 2.06 lb
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