NETGEAR - Nighthawk S8000 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Gaming & Streaming Switch - Gray

NETGEAR Nighthawk S8000 8-port Gaming And Streaming switch is a versatile, ultra-performant, easily configurable, sleek designed switch for expert gaming and HD media streaming. It brings low latency and QoS management for ultra-high performance in high demanding gaming and media streaming. Its sleek and modern design makes it the perfect fit for any modern home or small office. The Nighthawk switch comes with an intuitive web application, "one click" comprehensive installation and one-click optimized settings for gaming, media streaming, standard networking, plus two user-defined configurations for total flexibility. The NETGEAR Nighthawk switch includes LIFETIME Hardware Warranty, LIFETIME Technical Chat online support, and 90 days free Technical Phone support.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • AC power adapter
    • Nighthawk S8000 Gaming & Streaming Advanced 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (GS808E)
    • Quick Installation Guide

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (166 out of 170)

    Features


    Gigabit Wired

    8-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports to connect your media, gaming, and other devices.

    Premium, sleek design for stable placement

    Industry-first "cool-touch" premium zinc-alloy housing for durability and looks, with soft-touch no-slip base. Keep the switch on your desk or entertainment center for extra flair.

    Ideal to provide low latency gaming, gitch-free streaming, high data transfer

    Ideal for multi-user online/VR gaming and 4K HD video/media streaming. Pre-optimized configurations that are accessible upon installation.

    Tweak configurations and optimize your network for maximum performance.

    Reduce the number of devices on WiFi

    With the 8 Gigabit ports, directly wire your devices to offload high-bandwidth applications and network stress from your network ensuring best performance and experience for gaming, streaming, and more.

    Quality of Service (QoS) support

    Three levels of network traffic prioritization and QoS management for ultra-high performance. GMP snooping support for multicast operation.

    Advanced switching features for optimal network configuration

    The Nighthawk S8000 switch can go beyond plug-and-play connectivity with advanced L2 switch networking features.


    Customer rating

    4.8
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Solid Metal Build and Good GUI Configuration

      Posted
      Nylon
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this at another online retailer but thought I'd give my 2 cents anyway. I had multiple devices in my entertainment centre some of which connected wirelessly. This included: 1. Sony Android TV 2. PS4 3. XBOX One S 4. DROBO 5N 5. Apple TV 4 6. Sonos Playbar/Sub/2 x Play One's (5.1 setup) 7. 4k DVR/Cable Box (receives signal via ethernet) 8. Router Even though I have gigabit fibre optic internet in my home I noticed that some of the devices such as the Apple TV/Android TV and game consoles didn't perform at their best. They weren't getting the best speeds via a wireless connection. My router didn't have enough ethernet ports to wire everything so I decided to buy this switch. It has dramatically sped up all devices, simplified my setup and freed up the wireless spectrum in the home. The switch itself is a solid piece of metal with some heft to it. It feels like a high quality product. The configuration GUI for the switch is also excellent and simple to use and setup. Each port on the switch can connect at a maximum of 1 Gigabit and each port operates independently meaning even if you connect a device that maxes out at a 100 Megabits it will not slow down other Gigabit enabled devices to the slower speed. All in all the device is worth the premium over the standard 8 port switch. P.S. Make sure to update the firmware when you first set it up and use quality CAT 6 ethernet cables.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice switch

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

      This switch works well for me. I don’t know enough about this kind of equipment to go into great detail, but it’s working just fine. I am getting great speeds thru it and you don’t have to be a tech geek to utilize this switch and prioritize ports. The dashboard to configure and control this is very easy to navigate and use. Netgear has also offered up a few preset configurations Depending if you plan to game or are just streaming; easily set it up for either with one click. I believe there is now a newer version that may have been released earlier this year that goes way beyond what this will do, but if you’re like me and just looking for a good switch to provide hardwired connections, this definitely is the way to go. Looks pretty cool too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic

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

      I love this switch. It replaced a different unmanaged 5-port switch, as I needed a couple more ports. I have a PS4 Pro, 4 streaming devices, a PC utilizing the link aggregation feature, and a wireless access point hooked up and everything is perfect. If you're looking and have a similar setup to mine, or at least a few different devices, I would highly recommend this switch. Remember, for the switch to be really useful, you need every device you use hooked up to it, or it could be almost pointless over a cheaper switch. I had bad experiences with Nighthawk routers in the past, so I was hoping they could do a better job with a switch, and they did. I didn't even know it existed until browsing around one day in Best Buy and I'm so happy that I noticed it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Replaced old switch and not looking back

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

      Very nice build, it feels solid and works as good as it looks. With all the media we use now I had to abandon powerline networking and go mostly wired to points in the house with multiple devices. I built a new media server when a Seagate drive failed. I could get much better metrics on performance from a dedicated server and saw just how much of a bottleneck there was. Brought the house all up to CAT5E cable and gigabit across the board. The switch performs great. I can stream to four sources at 4K and still have bandwidth to spare. Thanks Netgear!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent!

      Posted
      ColoradoKevin
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Purchased this switch to replace an older Netgear (3 years old), that stopped working. This gem works as advertised. I installed it to feed my entertainment area (Smart TV, Dish Network, Xbox, DVD, etc.). I have a 250 MB Comcast connection, that regularly gets 270-300 MB during speed tests. With the old Netgear switch, I would sometimes get some drops on Xbox and some buffering on Netflix.So far, no drops, no buffering. I tested a couple 4K streams and they looked great and ZERO buffering. It is all metal and is plug and play. Easy setup, plug it in, connect your cables and you are done. Highly recommended for households with streaming, gaming, etc.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not bad of a switch.

      Posted
      Mike

      I only bought this because I did not find a suitable switch at my local best buy. they only had a linksys, want to stay away from linksys at the moment. I also have a Nighthawk XR500 so this thing really not needed for the features, I needed extra ports in my gaming media room . I just set to high priority on all ports and connect everything. So far so good connection is great. It's cool looking and built like a truck. I recommend if you do not mind the price, but there are cheaper alternatives.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Piece of Equiment

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

      This is a very solid product. The solid metal build makes it a very durable product. I bought this switch because I had bought a steam link and when I tried to run games thru the wifi with the steam link they would lag greatly and not even run properly. I wanted something solid and that worked great. After buying this product the steam link works great. The speeds of running the games link from the computer and extremely great that I don't notice any lag. I also used this device to connect up other gaming systems and it has been a great help as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Plug and Play

      Posted
      JPDt0wn
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Now I know you can get a switch for a lot cheaper. But being able to manage this and the setup out of the box makes this worth the money to me. File transfers and streaming are much better aceoss the network compared to the gateway I was using before. Streaming 4k is flawless while using multiple other devices in the home at the same time (keep in mind results will vary based on ISP speed tier, I have 100Mbps. All in all, if you can front the price, this is a must for a congested network.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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