The FR314 has an impressive list of features. But before we dig into what you get, let's take a look at what you'll be missing:
Also known as "default server" in some routers, this feature allows you to place one LAN computer completely outside the router firewall. You won't find this feature in the FR314, due to its SonicWall heritage.
WAN address "loopback":
If you have LAN based servers that you set as Public servers, you'll have to reach them via their private LAN IP address from LAN side machines.
The 314 also doesn't have any of the SOHO's "Advanced Features" that are detailed on this page.
With that out of the way, let's look at what the 314 does give you!
Filtering (or Content Controls):
The FR314 has quite an array of Content filtering features. Here's the list:
You can individually choose to block ActiveX, Java applets, Cookies, or access to WAN based Proxy servers
You can have the filtering active only during a certain time of the day (just one range) and certain days of the week (one range), or all the time
You can enter lists of "Trusted" and "Forbidden" domains
You can enter a list of keywords to filter. If the keyword is contained in a URL, access to the site will be blocked.
You can subscribe to CyberPatrol's CyberNOT content filter list for 6 months ($49) or 12 months ($99) and set the FR314 to update the list automatically once a week (or manually download the list).
Note that these content filters apply to all users. Unlike the SOHO, you can't establish lists of users with different privileges.
Access Controls: The 314's Access page presents you with a list of common services that you can allow or block, just by checking or unchecking a box. You can also quickly set up a "Public LAN Server" just by entering the server's IP address.
If you don't see the service you need, you can add a service, specifying TCP, UDP, or ICMP protocol and the port or range of ports the service uses. NETGEAR even gives you a list of predefined popular services you can choose from.
We're not done yet!