NETGEAR - 8-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Unmanaged Switch - White

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The NETGEAR SOHO Ethernet Unmanaged Switches provide easy and affordable network connectivity to small offices and home/offices. With these Plug-and-Play switches, you can quickly and easily expand your network connections to multiple devices, with no configuration required.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (GS608)
  • Installation guide
  • Power adapter
  • Vertical stand
  • Warranty/Support information card

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1839 out of 1883)

Features


Gigabit Ethernet

8 auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports with non-blocking switching architecture for maximum throughput at wire speed.

Plug-and-Play

Simple set up with no software or configuration needed. Rack and wall-mountable (kit included).

Internet Splitter

Connectivity to your router or modem for additional wired connections (laptop, gaming console, printer, etc).

Cost Effective

Most affordable connectivity to your network.

Easy-monitoring

Per port LEDs for port activity and speed.

Sleek and Stylish

Blends seamlessly into any environment with its distinctive reflective surface.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1883 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    no setup required, looks different from photo

    Posted
    TechieToo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I recently had my home Internet services upgraded to 50 megabit service. I wanted to created wire Internet connections for all of my home theater devices: Playstation3 and 4, DirectTV receiver, Denon Multichannel receiver, Slingbox, etc. in order to take full advantage of all that speed. This switch had plenty of connections and decent reviews so I bought it. It looks am title different than the one in the photo. No setup was required - just plug in the source cable and all the connected devices. Since it is only a switch the ports settings I had previously created for these devices still worked. It did seem to need the router to be power cycled to get things connected, but otherwise there was nothing else required. Of course it's only a switch so it shouldn't have needed anything, but still it was refreshing to buy a networking product that didn't have to have a firmware or software update as soon as it is unboxed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great with no hassle. I'd like a larger one!

    Posted
    Kloneman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I originally purchased this swich to install in my AV system since all new AV equipment seems need an Ethernet connection, but I discovered my existing switch was already at thi speed. I wound up using it in my office to replace a 10/100 ethernet switch to improve LAN performance, but I need a few more ports to connect everything. Installation was as easy as unboxing the unit and its power supply, making the connections with my equipment and applying power. It is currently on my desk but I plan on wall mounting it soon. I am using all of the ports without issue (other than needing more of them.) I was looking for a gigabit switch with more ports but could not find one at the Best Buy where I made my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Switch flawless use age so far!

    Posted
    DallasDomn8R
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I highly recommend this Switch. I have added a gigE switch to my Den HomeTheatre stack since I am utilizing 3D content on my Samsung SmartTV which simply is intolerable over wifi ! I also remotely access/run Plex media server on a Mac Mini two rooms over in my dedicated HomeTheatre. I use two RAID arrays...one RAiD5 and the other RAID6 so I do not lose content when my HDDs eventually crash...way too many brown outs in my neighborhood with new Home development affecting overall power line quality as builders use power saws etc nearby. THAT kills drives , even RAID drives. Re the Switch...the 8 ports got consumed Pronto as the DVD, Denon Media center, Plasma TV, DISHNET box and AppleTV boxes ate up 5 right away...now I have a little expansion Room for DirecTV, AT&T Uverse etc over time. Unlike my Apple TimeCapsule and attic switches and cable modem...I have NOT had a glitch in months...nor a reboot required. buy this Box. Very Cool finish out with metalized side banding but I would prefer black versus the white case to better blend in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for my small ethernet Network

    Posted
    Zilcin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've been half-heartedly trying to get the ethernet cables setup in my house to transmit fast internet to a few ports around the house and tried a few different routers and switcher that have not worked. I finally did a bunch of research figure out how to do it and realized that the routers I had previously purchased were not right for what I was trying to do and tis router did the trick. I also found through the process that several of the ports in my house were setup incorrectly. Once I rewired the connectors correctly and ran them through this switch they worked very well. I have only had one interruption in service since I set up this switch and needed to restart everything to get it to recognize the signal. This is why i gave it 4 instead of 5 stars, but I am not entirely sure if it was the switches fault, the modem or the wifi router that I have setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Switch if You Have More Than 4 Devices

    Posted
    BobR
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have been very familiar with Netgear products for a number of years and have found them to be reliable and inexpensive. This was no exception to that rule. We are a cord cutting house, but sometimes that just means you are swapping one cord for multiple. In our case, we have an Appletv, Roku, Tivo Roamio, Samsung Tv, and a Tablo in one confined area. In switch terms, i needed at least 6 ports to serve all the boxes (including one port for the Internet feed). This switch performed the task admirably. My only worry was the front panel lights were very bright. After i was sure everything worked, i simply put a piece of tape to cover the lights. If you need this scale of Ethernet switch, you probably won't be making a mistake buying this one from Netgear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    What can I say, it's Netgear

    Posted
    igor948
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I am a professional network engineer for a living. I usually avoid Netgear products at all costs, because I have never had one work properly for any length of time. I had no choice when I bought this because the local Best Buy was out of competitive brands. My real switch died, and I had to have something immediately because I do remote network support 24/7. I plugged it in and hooked it up. Then I realized that it is not a managed switch. [Meaning that there is no way of manipulating the switch ports via command line or GUI]. SHAME ON ME FOR NOT CHECKING. It worked great for two days and then all the lights stayed solid and it ceased working. I replaced it with an older (slower) switch that I had laying around and everything started working again. I threw it in the Netgear pile with my laptop wireless cards, computer network cards, and NAS device that never worked right either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expand Your Network

    Posted
    JSWPhotoMan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I buy these switches to provide internet \ network connections to all rooms of my house. My house is pre-wired for internet \ network in almost every room with a panel of 10 ethernet ports in the basement. The only challenge is to get the internet from the single out port on the modem to each port in the panel. After connecting the modem to my router, the router has 4 ports left that I can use, so I run from three of them to ports in the panel. I use the 4th port to run to the switch, leaving me 7 ports in the switch to run to the remaining 7 ports in the panel. I use another switch in my home office to connect my desktop computer, two printers, and network back-up drive to the network. These switches are a great value and anyone can hook them up in minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Performance. Simple Install. Great Price.

    Posted
    jpwhit
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased the NETGEAR switch to replace a Linksys 10/100 switch that is of 2006 vintage. We've had exponential growth in the number of connected devices since 2006 and the just Linksys wasn't keeping up. Our ISP is 100 Mb up/down so the GiG-E switch really made a noticeable performance improvement to all of the connected devices,which includes a Win 7 PC, Win 7 laptop, 4 iPhones, 1 iPad, 3 Tivo boxes, an Xbox, and 4 HD Tvs and an HP printer. The install was simple as it was a straight swap with the Linksys. Tinkered with switching the media converter (fiber to twisted pair) to GiG-E as well but that would require a special change order with the ISP and the wouldn't do it. All in all a great upgrade. I've been using the switch for about a month now.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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