dont take it personal. but im ....... off.
so i got a used netgear prosafe vpn firewall, but it wont work.
its an netgear fvs318 v1...
my modem/gateway is a 2wire at&t 2700hg-b
my gigabit switch is a dlink dgs-2208
original config (works)
OK: 2wire modem--->dlink--->my computers and wired laptops,
OK: 2wire modem--->mom's powerbook g3 mac, and
OK: 2wire modem---->my wifi laptops
when i add the netgear:
FAIL: 2wire modem-->netgear-->dlink-->my copmuters and wired laptops
FAIL: 2wire modem--->netgear--->mom's mac laptop
OK: 2wire modem--->my wifi laptops
FAIL= internet doesnt work
please help me, im sick and tired of my network
***PS: one last thing: would it even enhance the security of my network to add the netgear thing? oris it not worth the time?***
Try to find instructions an setting the modem in bridge mode at AT&T or Google for them.
If I remember the FVS318 will throttle down anything over 5Mb so you should be OK on speed.
The FVS318 has more firewall rules that you can use to secure your connection.
If you haven't already, download the manual from Netgear.
Also check and see if you have the latest firmware installed in the FVS318. If not,
you can download it also.
The VPN feature is what I needed to make a secure connection to work from my home office.