Originally Posted by PhusioNMCR
lol, well there doing something for you to state "near useless" and this it a product that i think should have this security feature working or is firewall and ip flood protection all myths
1.so why have it there, thats right it is useless anyway cause the netgear FW is a joke full of holes so you dont even get the punch line
2. a busness router or even a high end home router has spi, work alot better than netgears, or is it there just to make u feel secure awww
in the end i dont want this waste of 5wph on my network
1 - its consumer impression that these are good features and useful to have, so to leave it off would cause bad publicity, (superhub insecure), but they do have limited use in certian scenarios eg. if using DMZ to a pc which would remove NAT protection. However I suspect this a SPI only firewall rather than a normal firewall.
2 - true there is better SPI variants out there, however its a feature I disable all the time on any router regardless.