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Netgear FS608 8-Port Fast Ethernet Unmanaged Switch 10/100 Mbps

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8-port Ethernet switch
  • Plug and Play installation, no configuration
  • Auto-detects speed and duplex
  • Auto Uplink makes the right connection
  • 100 Mbps access/200 Mbps in full-duplex
  • Vertical option saves space on your desk

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Netgear FS608 8-Port Fast Ethernet Unmanaged Switch 10/100 Mbps + Belkin Cat5e Snagless UTP Patch Cable (Blue) 1m + Belkin Cat5e Snagless UTP Patch Cable (Blue) 3m
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Product details

Style Name: 8-port Ethernet switch
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 15.8 x 3.5 cm ; 721 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 998 g
  • Item model number: FS608UK
  • ASIN: B000087H94
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,887 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)

Product Description

Style Name: 8-port Ethernet switch

Product Description

The FS600 Series delivers maximum performance to your home network

Links up to 5 or 8 PCs or peripherals to your Ethernet network. Connects network devices at 10 or 100 Mbps. Plug-and-play installation delivers ease of use. Silently runs without a fan.

Features

5- or 8-port Fast Ethernet switch instantly expands your network. Link up to 5 or 8 PC or Ethernet devices with a fast, auto-switching Ethernet connection. Supports Windows and Macintosh platforms at speeds of up to 10 or 100 Mbps over Ethernet cables. Every port automatically senses the right speed and full/half duplex mode. AutoUplink technology adjusts for two major types of connection cables. Embedded plug-and-play technology - simply turn it on and it works. Sleek, compact design.

Key Applications

  • Multiple PCs connecting to the Internet
  • Multiple applications running simultaneously - downloads, voice, music, VoIP
  • Multiplayer gaming over the home network
  • Multimedia/video streaming within the home
  • Networked or shared storage/large file sharing

Box Contains

NetGear FS608 8 Port Fast Ethernet Switch

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Customer Reviews

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Kevin Winyard on 7 Mar. 2007
Style Name: 8-port Ethernet switch
I wasn't sure about buying this. It looked bland & cheap but we really needed an 8 port switch so I bit the bullet & ordered it thinking I could 'hide' it.

It arrived 1 day after dispatch (earlier than estimated) so a good result there. I took it out of the box and, to my surprise, it was a nice shade of White. So I took it over to where our old hub is, unplugged the network cables & plugged them into the ports of the new hub and plugged in the router and print server. Then connected it to the mains where all the lights lit up Too easy, I thought). I tested all of our pc's and everything worked fine. No setup or anything. Done in the same time it takes to read this. Brill! Simple!

The case is quite sturdy and the style looks very sleek and stylish. The main thing for me is that the port numbers on the front panel are large enough to see at a distance. When lit, the numbers are a nice shade of green. It seems to be well worth the money and I recommend its ease of setup.

The box says 10 to 15 mins setup but that must include drinking a cup of tea!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "shaneybabes" on 1 July 2004
Style Name: 5-port Ethernet switch
Having been a Network Engineer for several years now, I have always recommended Netgear switches for smaller networks. They are rock solid, and can be used for network printers too (HP JetDirect, etc).
I have also found them useful for netowrk clustering, where only one main network link is available, these can chain onto existing switches of any make and run very easily, stright out of the box.
If you are looking for a larger scale solution (12+ users) though, you should really consider a solution using Cisco or 3Com switches. Maybe more expensive but definitely more reliable in larger network environments :o)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tom on 5 Mar. 2008
Style Name: 8-port Ethernet switch
Buy it, unpack it, connect it, forget about it.

That's how any purchase of such a network switch should run, and I'm glad to report that it was indeed the case with the Netgear FS608. Plug it into your router, and connect a further 7 computers to it, and they can all access the network/internet at the same time (effectively!).

The unit is styled to match Netgear's domestic range of routers etc (DG834 and the like), and comes with a pair of plastic feet, offering the option of mounting it vertically (though it looks to me as though the unit would just be pulled over by the weight of cables if it was mounted so, so I'm not quite sure what Netgear had in mind).

Activity on the eight ports is indicated by eight number-shaped LEDs alongside a power LED. Power is provided by the usual wall-wart supply (and an extraordinarily large one at that!).

The switch was no problem to install - it just worked (about all that can be asked really!). It is happily talking to both PCs and Macs on my small network.

I only gave it four stars, because it's hard to get excited about such things as network switches!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "alzum_05" on 2 Jun. 2004
Style Name: 5-port Ethernet switch
Never having networked before, i bought this switch after some advice from a local network guru. I have never looked back.
The device is very small, (about the size of a fist) and exceedingly light, not counting the plug that comes with it.
Getting my laptop attached to my computer was very simple. Plug in the cat 5 cables and switch everything on!!
The computer required some adjustments as the internet security package i have didnt want to network, but it took no time at
all to rectify and i can now share files at lightning speed.
What a great little gadget, at a great little price. I reccomend it to all networkers, beginners and advanced
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Henry Fletcher on 10 April 2008
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I purchased this hub 3 years ago and its been running ever since. Instant set-up - just plug into your router/PC's/Mac's/Airport base stations and it works straight out the box. Perfect for splitting one ethernet port connected to your router to connect to many devices.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "ben37758267" on 10 Aug. 2005
Style Name: 5-port Ethernet switch
As you'd expect with a switch setup is just a case of plugin the power and your ithernet cables and away you go. The device itself isn't very pretty looking (I prefer the FS105, already having an FS108) but it gets the job done. Not had any problems at all.
I currently have 2 PCs connected to this switch, then switch is connected to a router (with it's own built-in switch elsewhere in the house).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By W. Birchall on 10 July 2011
Style Name: 5-port Ethernet switch Verified Purchase
I wanted to be able to connect my new Panasonic 50" VT30B TV, Sky+HD, PS3 and Apple TV to my router, which was in a different room to the devices. The Netgear FS605, coupled with some Home Plugs enabled to do this in 15 minutes (and I am probably stretching it!!) A very good product, that worked straight out of the box.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Saunders on 2 Oct. 2009
Style Name: 5-port Ethernet switch Verified Purchase
First Off, This is a brilliant product which I would recomend to anyone, but... It will only share a broadband connection if it is plugged into a router first and NOT if it is plugged strate into a modem.
for simple broadband connection splitting e.g from the modem into two devices look into the Netgear RP614 Web Safe Router and not this.

Pro's:
Adds an extra 4 ports to any network, or links upto five pc's (LAN GAMING), Works flawlessly at 10 or 100mbps per port, 1000mbps total bandwidth (Fast enough!), 3 years manufacturers warranty!, plug and play (No software needed)

Cons:
The power adapter is a little large, No ethernet cable included (Reqired: Cat5/Cat5e Ethernet cable's)

Uses:
To add ports to an EXISTING network, to share files and internet with all conected equipment, Print servers, Small home networks and many more.

Mine is currently conected to my Laptop and Xbox360 allowing me to stream files from the laptop to xbox at speed . it is also conected to my broadband internet network downstairs 85mbps homeplugs: Max Value 85 Mbps Home Plug Double Unit Pack, allowing both the laptop and xbox360 to access the internet at the same time at full speed without the two interfering with each other.

All in all a brilliant product with the styling and performance to match and with no extra software or tricky installation your all set for stress free networking with a name we can all trust, Good one Netgear.
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