NETGEAR GS608 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch - GS608NA

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Plug and Go

on 9/29/2006

I've had this switch for about 2 weeks, and it works great. It is very easy to use. I just plugged from my router to this switch, and then plugged the rest of my networked devices(Harddrive, printer share, and 2 other computers). I also notice a significant increase in file transfer speed. Recommended!

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Nice, inexpensive gigabit switch

on 12/22/2006

Compared to other inexpensive 5-port and 8-port gigabit ethernet switches out there, this one looks great, and has a small, light and energy-efficient switching-mode power supply (a nice touch). It is trivial to set up (it's an unmanaged switch... there's nothing to configure). It has legs that can be attached at either end, so you can have it standing on edge with the cables facing either way. It does NOT have mounting holes on the bottom, so it can not be attached to a surface with screws, like most other small switches, firewalls, modems etc. As for performance, it works great for me.

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Product Overview

NETGEAR’ s GS608 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch connects your network with the dual advantages of performance and convenience. As a fast, auto-switching Ethernet connection, the GS608 integrates both Fast Ethernet and Gigabit devices into your network—supporting both Windows and Macintosh platforms at speeds up to 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet. Every port automatically senses the right speed and full/half duplex mode, while dual-color LEDs make it easy to monitor link, speed and activity. Auto Uplink™ technology adjusts for either of the two common kinds of cables; and with its embedded Plug-and-Play technology, you simply turn it on and it works. All this in NETGEAR’s compact signature design, plus a convenient stand for vertical positioning.


Manufacturer Netgear
Mfg Part# GS608NA
SKU 10372560
UPC 606449035926
UPC 14 00606449035926
Interfaces/Ports 8 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T LAN
Number of Ports 8
Gigabit Ethernet Port Yes
Manufacturer Part Number GS608NA
Manufacturer Netgear, Inc
Product Line ProSafe
Manufacturer Website Address
Product Model GS608
Product Type Ethernet Switch
Product Series GS600
Product Name ProSafe GS608 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Package Contents 8-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch GS608 Vertical stand Power adapter Installation guide Warranty/Support information card
Dimensions 1.20" Height x 7" Width x 4.60" Depth
Weight 11 oz
Input Voltage Range 12
Standard Warranty Lifetime
Tech Specs
Manufacturer Netgear, Inc
Interfaces/Ports 8 x 10/100/1000Base-T LAN
MTBF 87600Hour(s) / 10Year(s)
Package Contents 8-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch GS608 Vertical stand Power adapter Installation guide Warranty/Support information card
Memory 128KB Packet Buffer
Standard Warranty 1 Year(s)
Temperature 0 °C (32 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F) Operating / -20 °C (-4 °F) to 70 °C (158 °F) Storage
Switching Method Store-and-forward
Connectivity Media Category 5 UTP
Input Voltage 12 V DC Device
Additional Information Network Latency (100 to 100 Mbps): 20 µ (max) Network Latency (1000 to 1000 Mbps): 10 µ (max)
Interfaces/Ports Details 8 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Auto-sensing/Auto MDI/MDI-X LAN
Status Indicators Per Port: Power Link Speed Activity
Manufacturer Part Number GS608NA
Input Current 1A
Manufacturer Website Address
Layer Support 2
Humidity 10% to 90% Non-condensing Operating / 10% to 95% Relative Humidity Storage
Modules Not Applicable
System Requirements UTP Category 5 cables or better Gigabit Network card for each PC or server
Data Transfer Rate 10Mbps Ethernet Half/Full-duplex / 100Mbps Fast Ethernet Half/Full-duplex / 1Gbps Gigabit Ethernet Half/Full-duplex
Stackable Not Applicable
Dimensions 1.2" Height x 7" Width x 4.6" Depth
Compatibility Windows Mac OS NetWare Linux
Shipping Dimensions 4.25" Height x 6.75" Width x 8.75" Depth
Product Series GS600
Address Table 4K MAC Addresses
Certifications & Standards IEEE 802.3i: 10BASE-T Ethernet IEEE 802.3u: 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet IEEE 802.3ab: 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.1p: priority tagsSafety Agency Approvals: UL (UL 60950) CUL C-Tick CE MarkEmissions: FCC Class A and VCCI Class A CE Class A
Power Consumption 10 W
Performance 16Gbps Bandwidth Non-blocking / 14800pps Forwarding Rate 10Mbps Port / 148000pps Forwarding Rate 100Mbps Port / 1488000pps Forwarding Rate 1Gbps Port
Weight 0.69 lb
Product Name GS608 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Shipping Weight 2.46 lb
Product Type Ethernet Switch
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