|NETGEAR GS108 ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch
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Netgear GS108NA -- Now you can build a powerful, high speed network with a small scale investment of time and expertise. The GS108NA Ethernet Switch provides a full, dedicated 1000, 100 or 10 Mbps connection, so you can move extremely large files across your network virtually instantly. Fits neatly into small work spaces Runs cool and silent, with no fan required Strong, durable metal case Dimensions - 0.98H x 3.93W x 11.29L Weight - 1.98 pounds Lifetime warranty for product purchased after 05/01/2007. For product purchased before 05/01/2007, warranty is limited lifetime.
The NETGEAR GS108 ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch provides your local area network (LAN) with reliable 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-sensing connectivity for eight users.
The NETGEAR GS108 ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch offers:
- Eight gigabit ports for fast data transfers.
- Auto-sensing ports that eliminate manual switches.
- Fanless design for silent operation.
Sturdy and Reliable Design
At Gigabit speeds, even large video files are transferred quickly. View larger.
NETGEAR's GS100 series desktop switches are housed in a compact sturdy metal case designed without the need for internal fans, keeping operation both silent and more reliable. It can be placed on a flat surface or you can use the included wall mount kit to hide it away on the wall.
Simple Setup and Stellar Performance
Plug in your Ethernet cables and connect a power cord, and you're ready to go. There is no software to install or settings to configure. The switch features auto-sensing ports which automatically obtains the fastest possible connection. There are no toggle switches or special crossover cables. The switch will honor priority tags at both the Layer 2 and Layer 3 level if you have your network set to support jumbo frames.
Every port supports up to 2000 Mbps in dedicated bandwidth. Automatic flow control ensures smooth traffic. There is a queue buffer memory of 12 kbytes per port and a MAC address database size of 4,000. The switch has status LEDs for power, and link, speed, and activity for each port.
The NETGEAR GS108 ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch has a Mean Time Between Failure of 91,500 hours and is backed by a lifetime warranty. The power adapter is backed by a 2-year warranty.
What's in the Box
GS108 Desktop Switch, wall-mount kit, power adapter, installation guide, warranty/support information card.
- 802.1x, ACLs, Rate limiting, DSCP/TOS-based prioritization, IGMP Snooping, SNMP v1, v2
- Eight auto-sensing 10/100/1000 ports, makes it simple to combine Fast Ethernet and Gigabit devices in your network
- 802.1x for authentication, with Guest VLAN
- MAC-based port security,
- Plug-and-play installation delivers ease of use
- Works just fine.... but
I am not sure if it's a Netgear problem or just the way things are with these switches.
I have a webcam going through it with a dedicated IP address.
I find it kinda lagging and functions in time/slice manner. Ya know, do a little bit of this and that, but not continously.
The webcam have no problem with other switch, like Belkin, but for some reason Netgear may not be able to handle the streaming video?
The image kinda jumps in 1/3 second increments. There is no adjustment or software to fix that problem. If you use it for data, you won't know the difference. Using it for a webcam is annoying.
So, if you are going to connect anything that requires streaming video, look elsewhere. BTW, this Sony webcam capable to stream 30fps and never see any lag over the internet.
I can imagine how slow this will get if if I plug in another machine.
Right now the webcam is the only one plugged in.
I have no idea how this thing can handle 1 Gb data... if can't handle 1/10th of the speed.
So, do some reasearch and ask lots of questions.
I did, but still wound up with this not-so-good switch.
Thanks to this i have a Fast Gigabit home Network, works like a charm, i bought this because a friend recommended it, and i would recommend it to anyone looking for a Gigabit switch....more info
- Disappointing - Netgear aint what it used to be... :-(
I used to swear by Netgear during my years of corporate IT servitude, but it seems that they've really abandoned any quality goals when it comes to their consumer grade equipment. This is the third (and last) piece of almost brand new Netgear equipment that is sitting in my parts closet unused.
Every couple of hours it will disconnect all the users/devices attached to it. This disconnect would last anywhere from 15 seconds to a minute or more. Definitely puts a kink in large file transfers, video streaming and online gaming.
I got a D-Link gigabit switch to replace it and couldn't be happier. D-Link DGS-2208 8-Port 10/100/1000 Desktop Switch I must admit I prefer the build and look of the Netgear (it's solid and the rear facing LEDs are great) as opposed to the D-Link's plasticky lightness, but it's all about performance, not looks now, isn't it?...more info
- Excellent, affordable gigabit switch -- may need to tweak your settings
Using the pcattcp benchmarking tool, I find I got speeds of ~11,000 KB/sec using my Netgear 10/100 router. Plugged into my new gigabit switch, I am seeing speeds of ~95,000 KB/sec (the maximum would be 122,000 KB/sec).
For those of you not in IT, you need to make sure your network cards are gigabit-capable, and that the cable throughout your house is Cat 5e or better. There are also some registry tweaks you may need to perform, described at [...]
Netgear makes a solid gigabit switch -- before you complain you're not seeing improvements in speed, you really need to diagnose the rest of your system....more info
- Great product while it works
Bought 2 of these and they both worked for a day. 2nd day one started getting flakey. Works for about 3 minutes after power cycling. I'm not a happy camper. These felt much heftier than my previous DLink 10/100 switches. Not much good if they don't work. I'm going to return one under warranty and hopefully the new one works. I need 3 more but I won't buy any more Netgear products until I get more satisfaction. Buy with caution!...more info
- Flaky, bad news
This switch made my network life miserable for a long time with intermittent problems that were not cured by power cycling, changing all cables, changing computers, etc. I didn't realize this switch was my problem for a long time, and now I'm looking for a replacement. It sure won't be another one of these....more info
- NetGear GS102 Switch
Nice switch especially the final cost. No brainer to add to the home network behind a hardware firewall. Needed the extra port for a NAS which had 1G transfer speed. Now to upgrade the rest of the PC cards to 1G. ...more info
- GS108 -Bad -The other reviewers on this and other sites are correct
Was defective out of the box and I don't have a receipt so they will not honor the warranty....more info
- Original failed, so did replacement
I've owned and installed many Netgear products and this is the first one that has given me significant grief. The originally purchased device failed within 5 months and the RMA was backordered for a couple weeks. The replacement worked well for a over a year, but then failed as well. What good is a 5-year guarantee if I must repeatedly spend time explaining to Netgear that it has really failed and then pay for shipping on RMA's? I would pass up the "bargain" price because it may cost more than expected in time and shipping....more info
- It just works
I was looking for a switch to connect my home network. I wanted gigabit, even though right now the network is only distributing the internet to several computers, because I don't want to worry about obsolescence. Anyway, all I did was plug the device in and it worked. What more can you ask for?...more info
Great construction, its nice and heavy, but I hardly get over 100 megabits, and no where near the speeds I get when I just wire my machines directly together. I'm not completely certain if mine is bad, or they're just poor in general, but with my experience, I would not recommend this....more info
- Dead after 1 year
I bought this 1 year ago and slowly one port after another started going dead after about 6 months of use. Now all the ports are dead and the switch seems to be in a continuous reboot mode. This is my first Netgear switch and I am not sure I would buy another. ...more info
- So far so good
After 3 months its been working great uplinked with a Netgear GS116 ProSafe 16-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch. Great reliability under great traffic and heat conditions....more info
- Great cheap Gigabit switch
I don't like netgear and D-link routers much.. as many of them have died on me and have problems with them... but netgear does make great switches. I have been using netgear switches for 15 years and they are great sturdy and fast switches. The only thing is that on some of my much older (13/15 year old switches) models, the AC adapter has gone bad, but the switches themselves have taking many harsh environments and have lived to this day....more info
- Amazingly simple desktop switch
The Netgear GS108 ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch is quick and easy to set up and get running. Actually, plug it in and you're set to go.
This is a nice little switch for a home or small office. I have set up several of these switches in both locations, the first one over a year ago. Absolutely no problems.
For the money, it's a thumbs up!...more info
- Two of them died after 1 year
Worked great for about one year. Then the flashing green lights of death that others have documented started. Just thought I'd add my vote to avoid this product. UPDATE TO REVIEW: I originally bought these in March of 2007, the first one died in September 08, the second one died December of 2008. The second failure wasn't as obvious and sat off in an office. The failure mode brought our entire network to a crawl until we found the culprit and unplugged it. I noticed on Netgear's web site that Prosafe products purchased after MAY of 2007, have a lifetime warranty. Leads me to believe they must know they built and sold most of the JUNK prior to May and don't want to correct their problem for those of us who bought back then. That tells me all I need to know about Netgear. It's on to DLink....more info
- Exactly what a switch should be
I am extremely pleased with this Ethernet switch. I have been using it for a couple of months now, and have not had to even think about it since I first installed it: It's just works.
- Solid, metal packaging. Feels very well made.
- Runs cool.
- Compact design.
- No configuration or software needed.
- A power switch might have been nice. (Very minor)
Would definitely recommend....more info
- Plug and play
A good switch that works as expected. I am using it to connect two home PCs and an Infrant ReadyNAS NV+. It works perfectly. Of course, the network cards on both PCs are gigabit-capable to get the most out of the switch....more info
- Outstanding speed
Outstanding speed, but more suited for under desk or wall-mount than on top of your desk because the lights are on the same side as the cables. In other words, to see the lights, you'll need to have the cables staring you in the face as opposed to being hidden on the back of the unit and flowing off the desk....more info
- Great Product!
Plugged it in and it works great. DSL modem on one port and PC's with GbE NIC's on other ports, all work with no adjustments. DHCP thru it is fine. It does seem to run a little hot but I haven't experienced any issue's....more info
Simple, durable and performs very, very well. Took 20 seconds to set up. Netgear states that their ProSafe line comes with a lifetime warranty (when used properly), an added bonus. Product runs warm, but never gets close to being hot. Netgear ProSafe Gigabit is a "must buy" for anyone in need of a gig-switch....more info
- Great Product!
That about sums it up. Take it out of the box. Plug it in, and you're good to go. I've had absolutely no problems with it....more info
- Simple, Easy & Effective
This product arrived on at my door on schedule and in excellent condition. The instructions are short and easy to follow. I plugged the switch into my existing LAN, plugged the power cord into the wall and immediately the unit was up and running....more info
- Inexpensive, reliable equipment
I have been using a Netgear 24-port Gigabit switch ( Netgear JGS524NA ProSafe 24-Port Gigabit Rackmount Switch ) for about two years, and added this one in June 2008. Never had any problems, and as others have pointed out, pretty much plug-n-play; with auto uplink and small but readable lights, these are hassle free unmanaged switches. Our network consists of Macs, Linux, Windoze, and NAS boxes -- all seem to play well. I am also a big fan of the metal enclosures as they add a degree of sturdiness that plastic units can't muster. I have used these for portable temporary net expansion and the metal has made a difference in certain mishaps between having a switch and throwing away a broken switch....more info
- Piece of junk
Mine lasted 28 months, then bricked with the "green lights of death." Save your money and buy a different switch....more info
- I forgot it's there
Netgear GS108 ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch
2 minutes to connect it to my setup, and it was all done.
Works flawlessly and also helped overcome the router limited number of external Ethernet connectors.
My internal network works a lot faster!
I almost forgot it's there :-)
- 17 months and "The Blinking Lights of Death"
As the IT manager for a medium-sized business, I really like how solid these switches feel, but I won't be using them again. I used the switches in my home network, to help cut down on wiring back to the core switch. The Netgear GS108 failed after 17 months with the well documented "Blinking Lights of Death" malfunction, caused by failing capacitors. Unfortunately, I have several more that were purchased during the same time frame.
I recommend against purchasing this make and model of switch....more info
- Simple, no hassle product that does what it says
I especially like the auto-configuration capability of this switch. Any cable plugged in as an up or down link and it works it out. Any speed OK. It's completely auto-sensing.
I didn't realize when I bought it that this product doesn't contain a DHCP server, but fortunately my cable modem does, so that works fine.
I have it installed in a home network containing a cable modem connected to a VOIP (Lingo / D-link) router, connected to this switch. Then at the other end of the house I have a Netgear Wireless-N router connected without using its WAN port so it acts as a dumb hub. That way all my machines are on the same LAN, and it all works fine.
This is much more stable and easier to use than the Netgear wireless router. Recommended....more info
- Capacitor Fix for Faulty Netgear GS108
Anyone who has one of these Netgear switches that died after a year or two should Google "Netgear GS108 capacitor". If you are handy with a soldering iron, you can quickly fix the problem yourself for just a few dollars by replacing two blown capacitors.
(This is not intended as an excuse for Netgear shipping such shoddy product, nor is it intended to encourage more people to buy the GS108. I merely wanted to help inform people who already own this product that they can revive dead units.)...more info
- Excellent switch - solid and compact
This switch took approximately 5 seconds to install - out of the box, plug it in and plug in the ethernet cables. Now we're moving at gigabit speeds and loving it.
Very solid - metal - no plastic. Great box at a great price....more info
- Netgear GS108 ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch
At first switch didn't want to recognize all devices hooked up to it but after about 30 minutes of trial and error it just started working. Its a good switch especially for gaming on PS3's. The only thing I wish it had built in was wireless, then I would be able to get rid of my router which is only 10/100. This switch is 10/100/1000 for faster Internet speeds....more info
- good but could be better
i have two of the gs108 switch, one is the version 1 (larger) and one version 2 (shown in the pic), the version 1 has been working for 3 years now and had no problem at all. the version 2 one just quit yestereday.
the symptom was all of the LEDs blinks at the same time (on - off - on), and the computer shows the network cable was unplugged. did a little bit search and it seems this is a quite common problem for this switch, it was caused by two capacitors (6.3v 1000uF), following others steps i replaced them with two 10v 1000uF, and now everything is workig again!
so if you have similar problem, check the capacitors, unless you can wait for netgear send you a replacement. the two capacitors cost about $4, i'd say cheapter than the shipping cost....more info