|Item model number||GS208-100PAS|
|Item Weight||6.7 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.86 x 7.48 x 2.32 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||8.86 x 7.48 x 2.32 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||June 13, 2014|
NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch, Desktop, Internet Splitter, Fanless, Plug-and-Play (GS208)
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|Item Dimensions LxWxH||8.86 x 7.48 x 2.32 inches|
|Mounting Type||Wall Mount|
|Actuator Type||Push Button|
|Specification Met||Energy Star Certified|
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- ETHERNET PORT CONFIGURATION: 8 Gigabit ports
- PLUG-AND-PLAY: Simple set up with no software to install or configuration needed
- VERSATILE MOUNTING OPTIONS: Supports desktop or wall mount placement
- SILENT OPERATION: The fanless design means zero added noise wherever its located, making it ideal for noise-sensitive environments
- BUILT TO LAST: Every NETGEAR network switch is rigorously tested for reliability, quality, and performance
- 8 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports, up to 10x faster than Fast Ethernet for maximum performance
- Small and silent desktop form factor with fan-less design for quiet operation
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Which NETGEAR Unmanaged Switch is right for you?
NETGEAR Unmanaged Switch Advantages
Enterprise Reliability: NETGEAR switches exceed the high standards required for a stable and robust network infrastructure to demonstrate our commitment to quality and performance.
Designed for Whisper-Quiet Operation: Most switch models are fanless or designed to minimize fan noise to protect your business environment.
Power Saving and Energy Efficient: We care about saving energy for your business so our switches are built with IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet mode.
Plug-and-Play: No configuration necessary - perfect for home/small office and small-medium businesses.
NETGEAR Switches: Designed to meet your Business needs.
Home & Small Business
Unmanaged: Plug and play solution to connect all your network devices without the complications of configuration or management software -- yet achieve a reliable and secure network.
Smart Managed Plus: Empowers growing small businesses with basic capabilities to configure, secure, and monitor their network beyond simple connectivity at an affordable cost - an ideal upgrade from unmanaged switches.
Small & Medium Business
Smart Managed Pro: For larger organizations requiring advanced configuration and refined control for secure setup, access, and management of complex business networks. Supports the needs of edge networking and automated management of prioritized voice, video, and data traffic.
Smart Cloud: Provides fully integrated management, visibility, and control from any device, anywhere. Advanced configuration and remote access using the NETGEAR Insight app and cloud portal for unparalleled flexibility.
Fully Managed: An affordable, powerful, and future-proof networking infrastructure designed for enterprise and campus networks, with core and edge networking, and AV-over-IP solutions. Includes integrated security, high availability, delivery optimization, and enhanced manageability.
|Switch Speed||10/100M, 1G, Multi-Gig, 10G||1G, Multi-Gig, 10G||10/100M, 1G, Multi-Gig, 10G||1G||1G, Multi-Gig, 10G|
|Select Models with PoE||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Web GUI Management||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Network Control (Basic VLAN, QoS, IGMP, Link Aggregation)||16-Ports and Larger||✓||✓||✓|
|Network Security (Storm Control, Auto DoS)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Advanced VLAN & QoS (such as: MAC, Protocol, Voice, Auto-Voice, Auto-Video VLAN)||✓||✓||✓|
|L3 Static Routing, IPv6 Support||Select Models||✓||✓|
|Remote Monitoring and Management Through Insight App or Cloud Portal||Select Models||✓|
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The NETGEAR GS208 8-Port Gigabit Switch is an ideal switch for your home network. It automatically connects to your router or modem using any port. With its stylish case, quiet operation and plug-and-play setup, it is a perfect upgrade to any home network.
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You're thinking "Who gives a network switch a two star review?".
You're thinking "It has to pass packets to and from connected devices. It literally has one job, and that job isn't complicated. Either it does that one job, in which case there's nothing to stop it being five stars (Maybe four if the build quality isn't there), or it doesn't, in which case you return it and either assume it was an aberration, or if you're feeling vindictive write it a one star review".
Allow me to introduce you to the GS208.
At first blush this thing does exactly what it's supposed to do. You plug some devices in and they can communicate, and, with a suitable modem attached, get on the Internet. There's even a little power switch on the side, which is rare for a network switch. After all, it's a network switch, surely if it's plugged in then you want it to send packets.
However, you'll be using that little power switch. Because this thing has to be rebooted periodically.
You see, everything works as you'd expect, except every now and again one of two things can happen:
1) The throughput and latency start to increase and your 1gbps switch is reduced to 50mbps and lags or:
2) All the ports just stop working entirely.
In either case, toggling that little power switch on and off is enough to get back up and running without putting wear on the power cord.
As best as I can guess, there might be some slow memory leak in the firmware. That is of course, ridiculous, because we've had network switches as long as we've had Ethernet, which is some 35 years. The requirements and the code needed to implement those requirements are both well-understood. So there shouldn't be buggy firmware in a consumer product. There's no reason for it.
But it seems NETGEAR have torn up the rulebook when building the GS208.
So why not one star? Well, it does what it's supposed to for most of the time. Sure, I'd never want to run it in some production environment, and I'd never recommend anyone buy this thing when there are so many alternatives on the market. But, by and large it works, and you even start to forget that it has problems. Until they surface again. Possibly while you're traveling. And then you have to call someone while you're out of the country to go into your house and reboot your unreliable NETGEAR switch. Just to give a not-so-hypothetical scenario.
And so we're at two stars. A product that works just well enough that I haven't bothered to return it, but that's just infuriating enough that I'm taking fifteen minutes out of my vacation to write a scathing review.
Thanks, NETGEAR. Making network devices is literally in the name of your company, and yet you've somehow failed to make the simplest network device possible.
Worst ever. Just a matter of deciding if it's worth my time to return this.
Top reviews from other countries
This seems a good value and amazon provides the best delivery service in town. I got it like the next day during Christmas season! It’s easy to install.
Cons: it doesn’t come with cable. Luckily I have lots of spare one, but if you don’t have it, it cost extra to set up the internet.
Reviewed in Mexico on August 23, 2016