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Old 09-18-2009, 09:50 AM
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Here's my situation. Netgear ProSafe VPN Firewall, in a work environment (I did not set this up), linksys router and 5 PCs, no wireless. I am having to power the netgear on/off maybe 10+ times a day because I lose the internet. Once I do that it's OK for a while. Firmware, as far as I know is up to date. I never have to touch anything else but the Netgear firewall. Do these "go bad"? Any suggestions?
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:23 PM
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We had a SonicWall Firewall/Router installed about a year ago. After some initial firmware issues, it has been solid. Dual WAN connections, load balancing, failover, security that is regularly automatically updated

We will be upgrading to another SW that offers higher bandwidth, increased security, and -N Wireless

I'm no expert, but it sounds like you are trying to use consumer grade components in an business environment. While they may perform the same function, you likely are not getting the performance or security that you would with enterprise grade components
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:25 PM
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They go bad. Replace it with another $50 unit and don't worry about it for a few years. The consumer grade stuff is fine for most purposes...
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Originally Posted by NJFISH View Post
Here's my situation. Netgear ProSafe VPN Firewall, in a work environment (I did not set this up), linksys router and 5 PCs, no wireless. I am having to power the netgear on/off maybe 10+ times a day because I lose the internet. Once I do that it's OK for a while. Firmware, as far as I know is up to date. I never have to touch anything else but the Netgear firewall. Do these "go bad"? Any suggestions?

Have you re-set the Firewall, and re-configured? Checked for fimware update? (Re-set, not powered of) They are to cheap to get to much brain damage over, as said, get new.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:00 PM
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I figured a new one was in order. We've had it for about 5 years and this only started happening in the last 4-5 months. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by doughnut View Post

Have you re-set the Firewall, ... (Re-set, not powered of)

Some (all?) of the Netgear ProSafe products are reset by powering off.

Fwiw, the ProSafe products are stellar, quality products.
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by NJFISH View Post
Here's my situation. Netgear ProSafe VPN Firewall, in a work environment (I did not set this up), linksys router and 5 PCs, no wireless. I am having to power the netgear on/off maybe 10+ times a day because I lose the internet. Once I do that it's OK for a while. Firmware, as far as I know is up to date. I never have to touch anything else but the Netgear firewall. Do these "go bad"? Any suggestions?

Why the Netgear VPN Router and the Linksys Router?

Which one is connected to your cable or dsl modem?
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:15 AM
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Is your Netgear the FVS318? I have an extra one I am not using if you are interested. I switched to a WPA enabled wireless network, and use Logmein Pro to access the office remotely. Shoot me a PM if you are interested.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Seacat FL View Post
Why the Netgear VPN Router and the Linksys Router?

Which one is connected to your cable or dsl modem?
Not sure...I didn't set up but I think ititso my Unix tech people can getin remotely.


SPROCKETS: I'll check Monday,I don't recall.
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