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Netgear GS108 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch

by NetGear
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)

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  • High-speed, auto-switching 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connection
  • Up to 2000 Mbps on each port
  • Integrates 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps within a network
  • Provides Auto Uplink functionality on all 8 RJ-45 ports
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Supports PC or Macintosh O/S
  • Space-saving dimensions
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Technical Details
Item Weight762 g
Product Dimensions10.1 x 23.5 x 2.7 cm
Item model numberGS108
Wattage14 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 605 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight848 g
Date First Available1 Jan 2002
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Product Description

Product Description


  • Connects up to 10x faster than Fast Ethernet for maximum performance
  • Up to 60% lower power consumption
  • Auto power-down mode saves energy when port is unused
  • Simple to combine Fast Ethernet and Gigabit devices in your network
  • Plug-and-play installation delivers ease of use


  • ProSafe 8 port Gigabit Desktop Switch connects your network with the dual advantages of performance and convenience
  • Fast, auto-switching Ethernet connection integrates 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps devices into your network
  • Supports Windows and Macintosh platforms
  • LEDs make it easy to monitor link, speed, and activity
  • AutoUplink technology automatically adjusts for two common types of cables
  • Compact metal case for desktop or wall mounting
  • Up to 60% lower power consumption
  • Auto power-down mode saves energy when port is unused
  • Packaging manufactured with at least 80% recycled materials

Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building material and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate.

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NetGear GS108 8 Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It Works With BT Home Hub 14 Feb 2010
Size Name:5 Ports
I bought this as a last resort trying get an ethernet switch that would work with the BT Home Hub without requiring a PhD in computer science. I've tried a couple of switches including a fairly expensive Linksys one to no avail. Tried setting the access and security settings and could see the various units enabled on the Home Hub setup page. Nothing seemed to work. And I don't think that I'm the only one with issues given the monumental pile of frustration built up on various forums regarding the BT Home Hub.

Anyway I decided to aim low. By that I meant a switch which is as basic as you can find but also a decent brand name. Hopefully I figured by avoiding all the bells and whistles that many switching devices have it would work.

And it does. It comes with no software - a bonus in my mind and almost no instructions beyond plug it in. I did and it works. No setup, no messing around setting up the Home Hub online access or any other nonsense. I plugged in the internet cable from port 4 on my hub and the computer cable into the switch. Powered up and 60 seconds later I could surf as normal but with the added advantage of a few extra ports for the plethora of computers I have at home plus all the other internet based systems one accrues such as a PS3 and BT Vision box. I'm chuffed to bits and if I could give this a big sloppy kiss after all the previous frustrations I would.

Anyway a bit more info. It's small - about the size of a couple of cigarette packets. It's really well made - and by that I mean it's in a solid steel case and looks quite industrial. Nothing fancy but has a good workmanlike design.

Bottom line is that it provides four extra access points to the net - plus home networking of course - with no fuss at all even with a BT Home Hub.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small, competent, robust and good value 22 Feb 2008
Size Name:5 Ports
Having bought two of these for a home system (instead of the 8 port version), the unit does what is says on the data sheet. Why buy? well, the purchase was on the basis of reliable use of these units for commerical purposes over many years.

It is not the cheapest five port unit you can get, and it still needs to use an external power supply (internal would be better, but that costs more - see the 8-port version).

Using its 1GBit LAN has allowed a home 1GBit NAS to be more of a pleasure to use.

Any units now purchased come with a lifetime warranty (two years for the external PSU) - lifetime support is what consumers want.

The unit is in a metal case and this reduces any RFI noise as well as making it more robust. All switches should come in metal enclosures, rather than some of the flimsy plastic units at the very cheap end of the marketplace.

You should not have any problems with this unit. If it is like the others purchased and used, it will work for years quietly and efficiently.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's so good it's boring! 10 April 2008
By Rafiki
Size Name:16 Ports
Netgear defines quality when it comes network switches(at a fair price).

I've not come across another company that has set customer expectations as follows: "your network will be up and running in 10-15mins". From opening the package to connecting 5 network units took less than 7 mins and all worked fine first time. No noise, no fans, auto senses 100Mb and Gb network devices, gets a bit warm but nothing to worry about; could not be happier.

Only negative is that it worked so well so quickly, I just did not get enough time to play with it. Had four computers accessing a storage device, the transfer rates were excellent, the switch took everything I threw at it - certainly proved it was not going to be the weakest link on the network.

Definitely recommend this product!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Variable quality 5 Nov 2006
Size Name:8 Ports|Verified Purchase
I'm currently on my second switch, the first having had a problem with the power socket at the back. I inserted the power plug, power/port LEDs lit up, moved the plug slightly, LEDs flickered on and off. On inspection, it looks as if the socket either had a dubious solder joint or had missed soldering completely. Not what I expect from a supposedly professional quality Netgear product. To their credit, Amazon replaced it within a couple of days and the replacement seems to be working fine. I've seen traffic at both 100Mbps and 1Gbps between the various devices on my home LAN without problems. Build quality (excepting the power socket problem) is excellent.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Netgear GS116/16 19 April 2009
Size Name:16 Ports
Bought this to replace a Linksys/Cisco Giga Switch which after being purchased new stopped working after two weeks and failed to be repaired by Linksys after 2 months. Urgent purchase of Netgear and it was shipped next day, plugged in and worked first time and hasn't stopped working since.
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50 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says 7 Dec 2006
Size Name:5 Ports
OK, it's a switch (which means it's like a hub, but allows a mixture of 10MB, 100MB and 1GB connections without slowing anything down).

It's small, neat, needs no configuration. I upgraded to a 1GB switch as I'm now using a network attached RAID system for storage of photographs. moving gigabytes of data around at 100MB gets tedious (and almost comatose over wireless LAN 802.11g), so the 1GB network upgrade was a must. As a result it's better performance than using a USB 2 drive.

Connects to my router, wireless access points and computers no problem. Runs a little warm, but having used it for four months so far, I've had no problems at all. It's never locked up or anything in that time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin
I upgraded my old fast switches to Gigabit now that it is a lot cheaper. Instant speed boost on the home network. Read more
Published 7 hours ago by Mr. Richard Buttle
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellant
Works as it should. No compalints. Good price and fast deliverey. Does exacly what it says on the tin. Can't really say any more
Published 2 days ago by Fran M Doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid, reliable and good value
Perfect, fast, solid and reliable - well worth the premium on other designs for the reassurance that every single connection provides full functionality and works without fuss.
Published 3 days ago by Joel
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a switch. It switches packets. :)
There's not much to say about this -- you put it in the network and it sits there and switches your packets. Read more
Published 15 days ago by cschreiber
5.0 out of 5 stars Great switch, but really only 7-port
Has a great feel to it, weighty and sturdy. Worked out of the box, no setup required. No loss in bandwidth. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Derpeh
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Great product as described, great price, super delivery highly recommended. Home use for all those extra inputs that my standard router could no longer accommodate
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5.0 out of 5 stars Which case?
Only problem I have with these hubs you have the same functionality in 3 different casings. White shiny plastic, Grey ? And standards netgear blue. All at different price points. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Froggs
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant device
This box enabled me to connect both my TV and a Humax YouView box to the internet. Easy to install and worked straight away.
Published 24 days ago by B J Luckhurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the box
Needed this for my Three Home Signal downstairs. Connected to TP Link TL-PA4010KIT AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit and works really well. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Mark Cayley
5.0 out of 5 stars Networking
Was building my home network and realised something wasn't right, having bought this as a replacement switch I quickly found and rectified the problem now everything is running at... Read more
Published 26 days ago by M. R. Dixon
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