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

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 241 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Metal Build and Good GUI Configuration

    Posted
    Nylon
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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

    Awesome Router

    Posted
    Haveben
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have had zero issues with this router and am using it as the primary router in my setup. I am using the xfinity cable modem connected to this router. This router is connected to my Xbox and my desktop - which is also a web and database server as well as a plex server. Also connected to this router is my orbi ac3000 WiFi which connects to 40 devices (6 TVs, multiple Amazon Alexa devices, ring doorbell pro and ring cameras, lights, nest, iPads, iPhones, laptops, etc). There are 6 people in the house using their wireless devices. And people coming in and out with their WiFi devices on the guest network. This router sits at the top of this chain routing the traffic to all of this chaos. It does an excellent job keeping up with it. There has been no issues after setting it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice switch

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

    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

    Customize your bandwidth

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

    A recent thunderstorm killed a few ports on my previous Ethernet switch so I needed a replacement. My router is a Netgear Nighthawk R8000 so when looking for a replacement switch I was thrilled to see the Nighthawk series switch. Installation was quick and easy since it was a swap. Simple plug and play. Once the addresses pulled up from the router I was good to go and connected to my home network. Downloading the optional software allows you to adjust the switch bandwidth depending on what you want to do. Streaming movies, internet browsing or gaming, there are settings which optimize the switch for the best experience. I need to see if Netgear has an update of software for the router now so that I can get the most out of my home network system. I highly recommend if you burn a lot of gigs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gamer/Media Ethernet Switch

    Posted
    Frankie83
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Anytime I hear of any device that is for gaming I get skeptical so I thought I try this Netgear Ethernet Gigabit Switch and I must say that this switch does a great job with all my devices connected via Ethernet i.e. my main rig and xbox as well as my Roku Ultra along with QoS functionality to help out with what traffic I want going through my devices and this switch does what is it set to do. The zinc-alloy body really keeps this switch cool as ice which heat was a bit of a concern for me but its not a problem, overall I am happy with this switch in which 8 Ethernet ports was all I needed but if you need more then 8 Ethernet ports I suggest looking at other switches which can give you more ports.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

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

    Excellent!

    Posted
    ColoradoKevin
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replaced old switch and not looking back

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

    Smaller than I thought

    Posted
    Brett
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this switch to support my whole home wired network. I keep it locked up inside of a multimedia cabinet in my basement and so far it runs all of my wired devices like a champ. The switch is a sturdy metal construction and weighed a lot more than I expected. It also delivers on all of it's little advantages - the dedicated streaming port does not cause delays or loading times and the gaming port keeps a steady 2.5 MB/s upload stream. Very happy with this purchase. Definitely recommend and would buy again!

    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® Member

    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 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great switch

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

    I use this switch in my office because my current 5 port switch was full and I needed room for expansion. This switch has a user interface which can be used to prioritize certain ports which works good for me. I don't need my laser printer having priority over my media computer or PC. The set up was simple and I haven't had to do anything to it since it just continues to work. I also like the look and I keep it on top of my desk now instead of my old switch which was hidden behind the desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent switch

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

    I have had this switch now for several months. It is on my network with an X10 router and an EX8000 extender at the other end of the house to maintain solid wifi throughout the house. I have experienced a couple of quirks with the Netgear X10 router and EX8000 extender, but this switch has been no issue whatsoever. Solid performance on the wired devices. I stream from Plex throughout the house both wired and wireless. No performance issues at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing switch

    Posted
    Riro
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Does everything it’s suppose to do but better. I had a problem with my cable box jittering quite frequently because I had the Ethernet cable split between the cable box and a dvr. I was using a cheaper Netgear gigabyte switch to do all the work. Needless to say it wasn’t enough and I stumbled across the nighthawk. Not only is the unit gorgeous to look at; it also runs everything incredibly smoothly. I haven’t had a single hitter or freeze ever since the change. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Best Switches

    Posted
    Brian
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This switch works great. I have it running a wired xbox, a wire to my router, computer and a few other gadgets. It has no problem running 2 xbox’s at once and being on the computer. I had a cheap switch that just couldn’t keep up so I definitely believe you get what you pay for in this case. I highly recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect switch for a busy family

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

    This switch was perfect. It allowed us to acquire more Ethernet plugins so that our entire family could better manage our busy summer lives gaming, streaming, and just plain 'ole mega multi tasking on our internet. We also have a great router - the new NETGEAR X10. Using is for several months now since it was released for sale. FANTASTIC. It allows us to use the max from our Xfinity/Comcast internet service and incredible speeds for all 3 levels of our house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking, well built switch

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

    I really only needed your basic un-managed switch but it was going to be sitting out in everyone's field of view. I've used Netgear products for many years so they are my goto brand. It's well built, heavy and looks pretty nice sitting out. The fact that I can turn all the lights off is a bonus. I guess it's a bit pricey for a switch but I've paid much more for decorations. Very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, Dependable, Satisifed Customer

    Posted
    DigitalSword
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    My previous switch (Linksys) failed, so it was time to buy a new one. First, the eight ethernet LAN ports rather than 4 or 5 with most other routers allowed me to connect more devices. Second, the speed of the switch was an improvement over my Linksys 5 port router. Personally, I appreciated the futuristic look and the ability to turn off the lights if necessary. The unit remains cool and so far has been exceedingly dependable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome multi port

    Posted
    Greywolf696
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This works awesome. I’m in a new home and of course they run all ethernet cables to one place. In the darkness of your basement. I have the nighthawk xp500 router and the netgear 1gig modem. It’s in my room and it plugs into the wall and goes downstairs to the switch. It then goes to every room in the house. No errors, no glitches, it works great for how my setup is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge switch upgrade

    Posted
    Tony2015
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Replace an older non-managed 10/100/1000 switch and the impact has been tremendous. Hadn't anticipated a real change in the download speeds but was presently surprised to see how much throughput I wasn't getting. The additional investment of this "managed" switch was well worth the price. Being able to aggregate ports and prioritize ports was also a nice feature at the switch level.

    I would recommend this to a friend