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Netgear GS608 8-port Gigabit Switch

Netgear GS608 8-port Gigabit Switch

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  • - 8-port 10/100/1000Mbps
  • - Sleek desktop design
  • - High-Capacity

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Manufacturer ID: GS608UK

Netgear GS608 8-port Gigabit Switch Product Description

Award Winning Netgear GS608 8 Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

Netgear's FS608 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Switch gives your home/office network a megaboost of speed and capacity. Its 8 ports can blast 2000 Mbps per port of data throughput in full-duplex mode. Ideal for combining 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps devices, this unmanaged, rack-mountable switch features 10/100/1000 automatic speed and full/half-duplex sensing plus Auto Uplink™ on every port. Users can take advantage of the Netgear FS608's ability to deliver large amounts of multimedia, image, and video information in no time at all.
Plenty of bandwidth for all users, with 8 switched 10/100/1000 ports for PCs, servers, or switches.
Each port is equipped with automatic speed and duplex sensing, plus Auto Uplink to adjust for straight-through or crossover cables and make the right link.
Shoots data across your network at speeds of up to 2000 Mbps per port.
Easy to set up and easy to use, this unmanaged switch features integrated LEDs on every port for effortless network monitoring.
Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions (h x w x d): 1.1 x 5.8 x 3.8 in (28.6 x 147 x 95.7 mm)
  • Weight: 0.63 lbs (0.28 kg)

Network Ports

  • 8 auto-speed-sensing UTP ports

Forwarding Mode

  • Store-and-Forward


  • Bandwidth: 10 Gbps (non-blocking)
  • Forward Rate (10 Mbps port): 14,800 packets/sec
  • Forward Rate (100 Mbps port): 148,000 packets/sec
  • Forward Rate (1000 Mbps port): 1,488,000 packets/sec
  • Latency (100 to 100 Mbps): 20 ms (max)
  • Latency (1000 to 1000 Mbps): 10 ms (max)
  • Packet Buffer Memory: 128 KB Embedded
  • MAC address database: 4,000

Status LEDs

  • Power, Link, Speed, and Activity indicators for each port

Power Adapter

  • 12W, 12 VDC, 1A; plug is localized to country of sale

Standards Compliance

  • IEEE 802.3i 10BASE-T Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • Honors IEEE 802.1p priority tags
  • Jumbo Frame Support (9,000)

Safety Agency Approvals for Power Adapter

  • C-Tick, CE Mark


  • FCC Class A and VCCI Class A

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 32 to 104º F (0 to 40º C)
  • Operating Humidity: 10 to 90% noncondensing

Please note: networking components such as switches, routers and wireless devices require that speeds & standards be consistent throughout the network to gain optimum performance. To avoid compatibility clashes or for advice, please contact us on

Netgear GS608 8-port Gigabit Switch Product Reviews

Netgear GS608 Ethernet Switch - 8 x 10/100/1000Base-T reviews collected by Reevoo

Value for money
Overall rating
Scores 9.2 out of 10 based on 47 reviews
7 out of 10


Darlington GB
Working fine. Easy installation. Good design.
Confirmed purchase: 28 February 2013
9 out of 10


Reviewer left no comment
Got completely unresponsive after month, but replaced by buyer in no time
Confirmed purchase: 22 January 2013
10 out of 10


Does what it says on the tin!
Confirmed purchase: 13 December 2012
10 out of 10


getting good speed through the switch on the internal network, has certainly increased the LAN speed
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 07 December 2012
10 out of 10


Plug it in, it works , gigabit devices automatically run at max speed
Confirmed purchase: 15 November 2012
9 out of 10


Birmingham GB
Stand allows the switch to be mounted vertically
Worked straight out of the box though only time will prove reliability
The silver strip that runs around the unit doesn't match the white strip on my modem/router which is also from Netgear
Confirmed purchase: 26 October 2012
8 out of 10


Dorset, UK GB
Seems to work
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 08 October 2012
7 out of 10


Haltwhistle GB
low price neat package
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 18 September 2012
9 out of 10


One of the best upgrades to date to a home network. Must have switch for any home or SOHO. Using CAT6e cable, manage to reach max transfer of 70MB to 80MB/s.
-Warm during operation
-Could have been 9 ports, 1uplink and 8download.
Confirmed purchase: 14 September 2012
8 out of 10


Bristol GB
Value for money
Easy to use
Look nice
No problems with using multiple switches on same subnet (I have 5 of these going round my house)
Older models had a rather larger power brick (not an issue with newer models)
Older models got quite warm as well as power brick (new models run quite cool)
I have had 1 or 2 units freeze (quite annoying as I had to climb into my loft to physically turn it on and off again)
Confirmed purchase: 04 September 2012

Technical Specification

Manufacturer ID: GS608UK


Device TypeSwitch - 8 ports - unmanaged
Enclosure TypeDesktop
Ports8 x 10/100/1000
MAC Address Table Size4K entries
FeaturesFlow control, full duplex capability, auto-sensing per device, auto-negotiation, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), store and forward
Compliant StandardsIEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3i, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3x
Status IndicatorsLink activity, port transmission speed, power, link OK

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces8 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45


Power DevicePower adapter - external
Power Consumption Operational14.4 Watt


Width3.1 cm
Depth17.7 cm
Height11.7 cm
Weight310 g
Included AccessoriesVertical stand
MTBF87,600 hour(s)
Compliant StandardsCE, FCC Class A certified, C-Tick, cUL, VCCI Class A ITE, UL 60950
LocalisationEnglish / United Kingdom

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support1 year warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 1 year

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature50 °C
Humidity Range Operating10 - 90%

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