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NETGEAR - Nighthawk S8000 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Gaming & Streaming Switch - Gray-Front_Standard
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  • Q: Can this be used as an access point that is connected to the main modem?  (10 Answers)

    By Jr 

    • Best answerI just purchased this switch and was posting my review and noticed your question. I know it has been over a month since you have asked, but I'll still answer if you need to know. When connecting the modem to port 8 (uplink port) on the switch, anything you hook up to ports 1-7 will also have a connection to that modem. I don't know if that's the answer you're looking for, but that is the basic purpose of a switch.

      By Matt 

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  • Q: Is this one good for PS4 gaming or is there one a little better  (5 Answers)

    By Tonka 

    • Best answerI am using mine for PS4, Xbox One X, Fire TV 4K with Ethernet adapter, and two computers. Works great... no issues so far.

      By Scottligula 

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  • Q: Can you play fortnite on this does it work?  (3 Answers)

    By Fortdork 

    • Best answerMy son plays fortnight, and his Freinds at the same time when they are over and they have no issues.

      By erwarren1023 

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  • Q: Will this work on a regular home internet and if it does will it boost up my speed and is does it have any wifi  (2 Answers)

    By Anonymous 

    • Best answerYes, it will work with a regular home internet setup for any device you wish to connect directly (hardwired). It will not boost your router speed and does not have wireless capability. It only allows wired connections between your devices and your home route. Think of it as a port expander for your router.

      By NearlyAnonymous 

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  • Q: Do you have to connect it to your router, or is it wireless?  (2 Answers)

    By Skitchen 

    • AYou connect it to your Modem/Router, it’s a very fast network switch...highly recommended...

      By Warr 

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    • AThis isn't a router. It's a monitored switch controls and prioritizes data to more data heavy devices over others. Like stream UHD to Roku over a 480/720p device. Also help with others data heavy devices like consoles and such. Just depends on how many devices you are running

      By Trekken73 

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  • Q: can you plug two different routers in to this device at the same time  (1 Answer)

    By Anonymous 

    • AIf you are looking for a basic answer then : NO you can not. Keep in mind that some of the ports on the Nighthawk S8000 have a specific role: it is advisable to connect any gaming device to the first port and, if you have a streaming device, it is better to connect it to the second port. Furthermore, the eighth port is suitable for connecting the switch to a router, while the ports 3 to 7 are suitable for other types of networking devices. Typically all one home network needs is a Cable / Modem Router usually supplied by the ISP example : Comcast However some people have chose to use their own store bought router to save cost on monthly rental fees from their ISP. Any High Speed Cable Router can be used in port 8 of the S8000 by connecting with an CAT 6 or CAT 7 ethernet cable. To improve on Wi-fii coverage some people use MESH Routers which are pods placed around the house to extend the range / coverage of the Wi-fi signal being sent from the Cable Modem. I have no issued connecting my ORBI through the S8000 ports 3-4 if that helps.

      By aray0002 

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    • AWi-fi signals are dependent of your ISP ( Internet Service Provider ) not the hardware sold in stores. Check with your cable company and find out the download speed and upload speed of your current package you subscribed to. Keep in mind most streaming services such as Nextflix and Hulu ect.ect. will offer HD content which requires a much faster internet connection than standard definition. So to keep this from getting too technical. If your ISP is providing you with 25Mbps. download speed this should be more than enough for Streaming 4K , HD content and video games being played online should not have any latency. Keep also in mind that some games require you to connect to a Games Dedicated Server and by doing so causes latency because of STRESS being put on a congested server and you will experience slow down and crashes because of their technical short comings not your internet. So... if you want to increase your wi-fi signal : NO this is not the product for you. The S8000 is just a SWITCH to connect multiple devices that require ethernet connections. You should look for a ROUTER to better pair with your modem. But keep in mind most cable modems already have a router included or built in now days. You might also check into MESH routers like the NETGEAR Orbi to extend your Wi-fi coverage in rooms that are too far from the cable modem to reach a good signal. Hope that helps.

      By aray0002 

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  • Q: In this combo docsis of 3.0 or higher?  (0 Answers)

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