|NETGEAR’s 8-port Fast Ethernet Switch offers a simple solution for instantly expanding your network. This auto-switching Ethernet connection makes it easy to link up to 8 PC or Ethernet devices to your network. It supports both Windows and Macintosh platforms at speeds of 10 or 100 Mbps over Ethernet cables and works with virtually every operating system. Every port automatically senses the right speed and full/half duplex mode, while status lights on the case’s front allow easy monitoring. Auto Uplink™ technology adjusts for either of the two major kinds of connection cables. With its embedded Plug-and-Play technology, you simply turn it on and it works. Plus its cool and quiet operation requires no fan. All this in NETGEAR’s compact signature design, including a convenient stand for vertical positioning.|
Customer Reviews of NETGEAR FS608 8-Port Fast Ethernet Switch
Great little switch for home networks12/18/2010
Unit arrived new in box, setup and installation was simple as described. Had it up and running within 2 mins of opening box. Have 2 PS3's, 3 pcs, and two network DVD players, all running simultaneously. No lag/lost packets seen so far.
Plug and use. No special setup. It's that simple.
Functionality and Ease of Use5/18/2008
I've bought quite a few of these from NetGear, in both the 5 and 8 port variety. They work great right out of the box. Note that it is a switch rather than a router - this means that your modem rather than the box will be giving an internet address. This makes life far easier when networking devices, particularly in the corporate environment.
I ordered it at 3:00 one afternoon and it was on my front step the next afternoon. I just plugged it in and it has worked ever since. Good price, free shipping. Satisfied customer. That's about it.
Easy to set up and use12/24/2007
This unit is a cinch to use. Just plug everything in and it's ready to go. Nice!
More CablesThan Available Ports12/4/2007
I outgrew my original 4 port router and the Netgear 8 Port 10/100 Desktop Switch- FS608NA solved that problem. Instead of changing my router or its location and running multiple new cables, this switch allowed me to use the single cable in my office to plug in the 5 additional items I wanted to add to the wired side of my network. All I had to do was plug everything in and I was connected...no software, no setup, just a simple fix and the price was right. I have not detected any loss of speed on any computer, hard drive or my Slingbox, which I expected since I'm jamming all that stuff down a single line. I guess I'm easily amazed.
Truly plug and play. I bought it because I had used all the hard-wired ports on my wireless router and needed more (new X Box in the house). I simply hooked this into my cable modem and hooked the wireless router into one of the other ports on this switch. Then I plugged in the other ethernet wires into the switch. No problem-it all works fine. Highly recommended.
Simple plug and play as it should be. Small and compact.
Flawless performance and value10/7/2004
I have used this NETGEAR 8 port switch in numerous places, networks and with differing configurations. It has always performed flawlessly and reliably. It is exactly what I needed and is an excellent value. The unit's auto-sensing of the network connection makes hooking into the network mistake-proof. Great item, small enough to travel well and dependable. Well done, NETGEAR.