Saturday, September 8, 2007

Netgear FVS124G Review: Dual WAN, Gigabit LAN, 25 tunnels

My main concern is a fast dual WAN system.
I'm not sure if this would best be accomplished via a Linkysys/netgear/cisco solution or a BSD solution.
Probably the BSD solution is the most robust.
However I'd like to know the options.

THE GOOD
Dual WAN
Gigabit LAN ports

THE BAD
Lousy suppor
Slow Failover on Dual WAN
No Jumbo frame support
12MB/s max throughput

UNKNOWN
QOS up and down?
SPI Firewall? (Stateful Packet Inspection)
Max VPN connections?
Act as a DHCP server?
Supports SNMP?
Anti-virus software?
Where is support located?
What does Newegg and Amazon say?


ALTERNATIVES:
Cisco ASA 5505.
Netgear FVX538 ProSafe VPN Firewall 200

1 comment:

moonwater said...

You must put PePLink Balance series into your alternative list. It is working perfectly for my 30 staff office. I must recommend it to anyone who is looking for a seriously implemented multi-WAN router.

Failover speed: configurable
Throughput: ranging from 25-350Mbps (http://www.peplink.com/support/comparison/)
QoS on SIP & VPN traffic
SPI firewall
Act as a DHCP server
Supports SNMP

Most important of all, they provide good support via the web and email.
Check it out: www.peplink.com.